[2018-11-19] We arrived a bit late because we had to wait for a friend waiting for his ‘takeout’ (hope he smiles if and when he reads this, hehehe). Since we were pressed for time already, I did not have much time to take exterior and interior photos of the restaurant.
There is ample parking in front of the restaurant but that will most probably be full early during peak hours.
On the way out after eating, I managed to take some interior photos. They have private rooms upstairs that can accommodate at least 10 people for each room (can be combined by removing/opening the divider).
My top three favorites is a bit unusual because the top one is a drink rather than a dish. BTW, all the milk tea drinks that I was able to taste were good, not too sweet.
Genmaicha Milk Tea – The drink I ordered was Hazelnut Milk Tea. I like hazelnut coffee so I wanted to know if I would like hazelnut milk tea too. I liked it too but when a genmaicha milk tea was served and no one wanted it, I took it after finishing my hazelnut milk tea. The initial sip instantly overshadowed my liking of hazelnut milk tea. I will pick genmaicha milk tea over hazelnut milk. Genmaicha milk tea has medium to strong macha flavors plus the added flavors of some roasted seeds(rice?) I was not able to take photos of the genmaicha tea so the photos below are of hazelnut milk tea (fortunately I remembered to take photos BEFORE I drank all of it, hehehe).
Singaporean Bihon – mild curry flavor, not too salty, noodles not overcooked.
Shrimp Duck Wok Noodles – When I used to eat rice ‘un-restricted’, I normally like to have soup or sauce on it/with it. It is probably one of the reasons why I like this noodle dish. It has mild flavors that I like, not too salty, the sauce seemed just the right level of thickness. The one improvement that can make it better is if the duck is cooked to a level of consistent ‘fall-off-the-bone’ tenderness. There were parts of the duck meat that were not easy to chew.
The rest of the food and drinks served were good too.
For those like me that do not like wansuy/coriander, the west lake beef soup had some so request to not have any put into the soup if you are ordering it. Fortunately, the wansuy/coriander flavor is not infused into the soup and you can avoid the bits and pieces of it while eating.
Some of the dimsum were a bit dry when we started to eat so I suggest to eat them as soon as they are served and still hot.
Japanese siomai with century egg.
The rest of the food served;
Nasi goreng fried rice,
pineapple seafood fried rice,
fish tofu tausi (The bit of fish that I ate was a bit salty. The piece of tofu was not salty so I tasted the sauce to validate and the sauce tasted just right. It seemed just the fish part that I got that was salty and not the dish itself),
salt and pepper spareribs.