Dim Sum is a Chinese cuisine that is close to my heart. Back when I was no more than a metre tall, my late grandfather would bring the whole family along to savour scrumptious Dim Sum at restaurants. The good ol’ days you say. What I like about Dim Sum is that each dish is so full of flavour and they are served in bite-sized portions that is really manageable and not boring. The perfect meal at tea time. We seldom hear of good Dim Sum restaurants in the heartlands but I am fortunate to know one, which I am going to share with you.
It is really interesting at Mayim because you use odd shaped plates rather than the usual China associated with Dim Sum.
I have to admit that the Siew Mai ($2.40) and Ha Kao ($2.60) are the default dishes that we would order for any Dim Sum meal. The reason being, they are simply delicious. The outer skin of the Ha Kao or shrimp dumpling was not sticky and did not tear easily. This ensured that there was enough moisture in each dumpling to offer that heavenly taste. On top of that, the prawn was fresh and crunchy.
Mayim’s version of Siew Mai or pork dumpling had Chinese mushrooms thrown into the mixture. Each treat was tender and soft, not forgetting the inviting aroma from the mushrooms and well seasoned pork.
Traditional Char Siew Baos ($2.40) are always a crowd favourite. This one here was no different. The hand-made buns were fluffy and sweet. The delightful Char Siew filling inside threatened to ooze out with each bite!
Steamed Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp ($4.00) was accompanied with a special soy sauce that was uniquely sweet. The vermicelli roll was smooth glided down your throat with ease.
Of all the dishes, we found Pan Friend Turnip Cake with Chinese Sausage and Dried Shrimp ($1.00) just passable. Nothing special to rave about. In fact, it was rather dry.
My late grandfather loved this desert so naturally I am a fan of it. Mini Red Bean Paste Pancake with Banana ($4.50) was a savoury treat. Not only was it crispy, the red bean paste was also warm and moist. A perfect dessert to end your meal with.
E and I have been to Mayim countless of times and we are very sure this will not be our last. That’s how high we rate them!
The last order for Dim Sum is at 5.00pm.
Mayim is at:
1 Bukit Batok Central Link
930 Yishun Avenue 2
Mondays to Saturdays
11.00 am to 10.00 pm
Sundays and P.H.
10.30 am to 10.00 pm