Saturday, February 23, 2019

Auntie’s Wok & Steam @ Andaz Singapore - Indulge In A Dim Sum Feast at Yum Cha Weekend Buffet


Sitting on the 25th storey of Andaz Singapore is Auntie’s Wok and Steam - an ode to local tze char and dim sum restaurant. Presenting their new Yum Cha Weekends priced at $35++ per person, guests can indulge in all-you-can-eat traditional Cantonese dim sum, local favourites and Chinese desserts available every weekend and public holiday. To spice up the dim sum experience, you can also opt for a top-up of $35++ to enjoy unlimited Prosecco, wines and Tiger beer.


All the items served are on an a-la carte basis and guests are required to note down the number of dishes chosen on the slip of paper provided.


From the Dim Sum menu, we had the classics such as the Scallop Siew Mai, Prawn Dumplings, BBQ Pork Bao, Xiao Long Bao, Chicken Feet and Steamed Pork Ribs.


One of the more unique creations is the Wagyu Short Rib Mantou Sliders, which features flavourful slices of wagyu shortribs tucked in between soft fluffy mantous.


Choose from a selection of fried Dim Sum signatures as well such as the Deep-Fried Yam Puff and Wok-Fried Carrot Cake.


Additionally, each diner can select one item from the premium yum cha menu, which includes Deep-Fried Barramundi Fillet, Deep-Fried Pork Belly, Lobster Congee, Wagyu Short Rib Mantou Sliders and more. Additional premium main courses can be ordered for just $10++.


My favourite is the Deep-Fried Barramundi Fillet served in a pool of light soya sauce. Featuring soft tender fish fillet meat with a thin layer of crispy skin, the soya sauce imparts a light fragrant flavour to the fish.


The lobster meat lends a subtle sweetness to the Lobster Congee, with pepper added to amp up the flavour. Although the congee may be a tad bland, the dish is comforting.


The Deep-Fried Pork Belly spots a crisp crackling exterior in a beautiful golden brown. However, the meat within was neither flavourful nor juicy, and packs a tough bite to it. The only thing redeeming about the dish would be the sweet sour chilli sauce used which imparts a sharp tinge of fragrant sweet-tanginess to add flavour to the pork belly.


While waiting for the food to be served, you can also hit up the buffet line for a few of carbs-filling options which includes the Bee Hoon, Carrot Cake and Spicy & Sour Glass Noodles.


Traditional drinks like the Barkley and Luo Han Guo are also served on the buffet spread.


Auntie’s Wok and Steam Yum Cha Weekends
Price: Adult: $35++, Child: S$17.50++ (7 to 12 years of age)
Free-flow wines, beer and Prosecco: Top up S$35++

With a minimum spend of $120 nett at Auntie’s Wok and Steam, each table is entitled to one complimentary car park access at DUO tower.

Photos and words by Crystal. A girl who likes to eat, photograph, and write about food, and dreams about travelling around the world one day. Note: This is an invited tasting.

Auntie's Wok & Steam
Andaz Singapore
Level 25
5 Fraser Street
Singapore 189354
Tel: +65 64081255
Nearest MRT: Bugis (DT Line, EW Line)

Opening Hours:
Daily: 12pm - 10pm
Weekend & PH Yum Cha Buffet: 12pm - 3pm

1) Alight at Bugis MRT station. Take Exit F. Walk to destination. Journey time about 5 minutes. [Map]

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