Take a seat, uncle Bryce is going to tell you a story of the time he went to Yum Sing House.
This is not the kind of place to take your grandauntie Mary for dinner you haven't seen since 3 years ago, it's too loud, and too ang mo for her. It has classic Malaysian/Singaporean roots with Aussie vibes, almost like how your uncle Bryce set himself up here, a bit atas. This is the place for you to take your significant other to, especially since you've not treated them to something special in a long time. I came with your auntie Feli for a Valentine's date.
Feb 2022: you'll be having 3 menu sets to choose from. One fishy (68pp), one normal (68pp) and one vego (65pp). I took the normal one, think most would too.
The starter was pleasant, Fried Enoki, Snow Fungus and some other things that blended quite well on your tongue. There was something special in the sauce, ginger, very subtle, very artful... eh you know ah, their bbq mushroom in this dish damn good! Reminds me how your auntie Feli's family always made Tong Sui for me. Aiya, I digress (5/5)
Next is the wonton. It was very... Okay. It's a pity cause the wontons you can tell, they were made special. They didn't chuck some random frozen one. But, the sauce, the very clever chili sauce mixed with peanut sauce (you think uncle Bryce cannot tell ah), it was too strong la. Cannot taste the subtle tastes of the wonton. But still, can tell got a lot of effort.(4/5)
Together with the wonton came the buttermilk chicken. Don't be fooled, this is aussie buttermilk chicken, not your uncle Bryce's favourite Malaysian buttermilk chicken. It was.. okay. Seasoning a bit too salty, really too salty. Can't say I could taste the Yuzu in the sauce cause it was too salty. But I did like it was chicken ribs instead of wings, much easier to eat. (2/5)
Fun fact: it's called Yum Sing house, because there's a karaoke upstairs! Not that they cannot spell Yum Seng. No idea how to enter though, your uncle tried knocking on the door but no one there. Must be excluuusive KTV 🤫
Here, our cocktails came in, we got an espresso martini (supposed to be double happiness but no wisk working that day) Kung Fu pandan and incidentally, the Pandan mocktail. They were okay, didn't blow your uncle Bryce away. Pandan drink look pretty in pictures though. (1/5)
Ah here was a much nicer part, the beef steak and salad. The steak visually didn't impress me, but wah, it was pretty good! HO JIAK~ I think this joint's strong point is bbq, seeing how the bbq mushroom and this turned out so well too, they must have some bbq shifu! I'd be interested to taste their char siu if they ever make it. Very delicious with the spring onion and oil. With a surprise bowl of white rice for each of us too. (5/5) The salad was, an attempt, we were happy Yao Mak (cos lettuce) was used and there was a hint of seasame oil (can tell they want to preserve roots, just like your uncle) but there was too much dressing to allow us to enjoy it. The Yao Mak was drowning in tangy seasame sauce (1/5)
And to finish off, the dessert. Unassuming pastry that kept a delicious salted egg yolk centre! Marvelous! The temperature is perfectly warm and didn't do the usual tongue burn like most salted egg yolks dishes do. It was so nice in fact, we vacuumed it up in a blink of an eye. (5/5)
Extra comments: Service was okay, not always approachable, but when they do attend to you, you feel like million bucks. Also, couldn't tell how/where to pay, think they'll benefit from using Mr Yum if this is their style.
Beautiful decor, expensive projectors, Dyson hand dryers. Uncle Bryce like your style. Pity place isn't big enough to make your taste shine. <-- if boss ever read this, consider sound dampeners for the walls/bar. No one would want to come in when it's a full house because the sound reflects off the concrete too sharply. Today only 1/3 full and uncle Bryce's ears want to drop off already.
Extra extra extra: wah got HONG BAO from eating here ah, okay la, ZHOK LEI - SUN TAI GIN HONG, SAANG YI HENG LONG, BO BO GOU SENG! See less
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