Guan Dynasty is a new dim sum restaurant that has opened at United Square. The restaurant tucked in a corner of the basement, is the latest concept by Guan Chee which also owns other brands such as Guan Chee Hong Kong Roasted Duck, I Fish and Sumber Ayam.
Steamed Signature Dace Siew Mai 3.5/5, Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce 3/5
We started with the Steamed Signature Dace Siew Mai ($6.80) and Steamed Pork Rib with Black Bean Sauce ($5). The siew mai was plump and juicy. The pork rib unfortunately was a bit too fatty for my liking.
Steamed Hot & Spicy Dumpling 2.5/5
I find the Steamed Hot & Spicy Dumpling ($5) disappointing The dough for the dumpling was too thick and the sauce was not fragrant too.
Steamed Rice Roll with Crispy Shrimp 4/5
Not all the dim sum items are bad here. Take for the Steamed Rice Roll with Crispy Shrimp ($6.50). It is a delectable contrast of texture where one will get the play of smooth silky rice roll and sweet crispy shrimp.
Baked Black Pepper Duck Bun 4.2/5
Steamed Custard Bun Salted Egg Yolk 4/5
For the selections of bun, I tried the Baked Black Pepper Duck Bun ($5.50) and Steamed Custard Bun Salted Egg Yolk ($5.20). Comes in charcoal black is the duck bun which has a slight crust on the exterior. It is stuffed with minced duck pieces in a sweet peppery sauce. As for the custard bun, the soft and fluffy bun is filled with oozing salted egg yolk sauce that is fragrant, sweet and creamy.
Guan Dynasty Roasted Duck 4.2/5
Guan Chee started its business with Hong Kong roasts back in the days when it is a humble stall in Hougang back in 1983. With up to 35 years of roasting experience, no wonder their Guan Dynasty Roasted Duck ($12.80 per portion) is roasted to a delightful succulent with crispy skin.
Shrimp Wonton Noodle Dry 4.2/5
Not to be missed is the Shrimp Wonton Noodle Dry ($6.90) which is really good too. The egg noodles are springy and did not have the alkaline taste. It even comes with huge wonton that is stuffed with crunchy shrimp.
Note: This is an invited tasting.
101 Thomson Road
Tel: +65 65656465
Nearest MRT: Novena MRT station (NS Line)
Mon-Fri: 10am - 10pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 10pm
1) Alight at Novena MRT station. Take Exit B1. Walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]