WHEN I was in Missouri, the midwestern state in US that fields some pretty extreme winters, I recall curling up in bed, next to a faulty heater that was not successful in warming me up.
For most parts of winter, I remember craving for some good ol’ steaming dim sum but there was barely a Chinese restaurant in downtown Columbia.
Now, back home, there is no longer the crippling cold to deal with, but lazy weekends still call for a sizzling plate of dim sum. And if you also happen to be a dim sum lover, Auntie’s Wok And Steam is promising you paradise with its new weekend dim sum buffet.
Located at the 25th floor of Andaz Singapore, the buffet (priced at S$35++ per person) is sure to satisfy your weekend craving. The menu features an extensive list of traditional Cantonese dim sum, the usual suspects including siew mai, fresh prawn dumplings, chicken BBQ pau, xiao long pau, and steamed pork ribs (you name it, they have it)!
The kitchen over at Auntie’s Wok and Steam also cooks up a selection of hearty stir-fried dishes such as deep-fried yam puff and crab claws for those who are ready to devour something sinful over the weekend — since weekends are always cheat days. Right? Also, if you are a heavy eater and think some small plates of Cantonese cuisine might not fill your stomach, there is always the organic wok-fried rice, its special mapo tofu, and a rotating mix of comforting congee that you can opt for.
Here comes the best part. If you have visiting friends and are looking to impress them while showcasing the beauty of Singaporean food, you can top up your yum cha experience with unlimited Prosecco, wines and beer (at an additional S$35++). Drink to your heart’s content.
Not opulent enough? The restaurant’s got your back covered. The new weekend dim sum menu also boasts of its premium menu with the likes of lobster congee, wagyu short rib mantou sliders, scallop siew mai and even the deep fried barramundi fillet — all for an extra cost of S$10++.
With a wide range of music playing in the background — from those that might remind you of the Qin Dynasty to some sick beats — while you savour the spread of Cantonese cuisine, with a touch of Western beauty, Auntie’s Wok And Steam might be the next best hangout for weekend mornings.