Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Dim Sum Lunch - The Scholar @ NUSS Kent Ridge Guild House

It's the last working day of the year for our organisation. We don't work on the 31 Dec because the President of our organisation wants to reward all the hardworking staff with a day off. (And because of this, we work very hard for the rest of the year. Really!)

So for the last lunch for the year, we thought we will just go have something quick and fast and cost like $2-3. But one colleague, 'old cat' looked at the rest of us and gave a disapproving look, a look that shouts out "how can?".

We decided to take a bus ride to the Computing/Business School side of NUS to dine at The Scholars instead. We decided to have a 'Dian Xin' lunch. How appropriate. 'Dian Xin' means 'touch the heart' in mandarin and we are closing the year with a 'touch the heart' lunch with colleagues.

We had a century egg congee, $3 which was nice. (But the photo was not, so not showing it here. :-))

Then came the Fried Carrot Cake. $4 This version looks so crispy right? Soft in the inside and crispy in the inside.

Fried Carrot Cake

Next was two steamers of Har Gow. $4 for each steamer. Each one was packed with prawns. It was like 3 prawns in each!

Har Gow

The two steamers of Siew Mai that came next was also good. $4 each steamer.
It did not have a strong meaty smell, and the combi of pork and prawns was nice. It's huge too.

Siew Mai

Next to arrive was the Char Siu Chee Cheong Fun. $4
This Chee Cheong Fun was overflowing with Char Siu! Not some stingy a few pieces ones.

Roast Meat Chee Cheong Fun

As usual, we always order the Phoenix Claws. $4.
These chicken feet's well marinated.

Phoenix Claws

To top it off, we had half a roast duck. $22. The duck's not too bad.
We were also eye-ing the next table which had Peking Duck. LOL...

Half a roast duck

It was a heart warming lunch. Thanks to "old cat" who decided to treat us too.

The Scholar
National University of Singapore Society
Kent Ridge Guild House
9 Kent Ridge Drive
Singapore 119241

Reservations: 6586 3710
Opening Hours, etc: Check the Scholar's website.

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Unknown said...

Oh My Gosh.....
The skin of the roasted duck look so thin and crispy and the meat beneath look so succulent...Although i am not much of a duck eater,a well done one like this one is worth a try just like the memorable duck confit that i once had...man...was it sinful to devour the crispy skin and succulent juicy meat...

Unknown said...

i heard about the scholar in nus but didn't know they serve dim sum too. happy happy new year, and have a food-ful one ahead! :)

Noodlegirl said...

First thing I am doing I arrive Hawaii is go DIM SUM! My gf is picking me up at 44opm lol there is a resturant that serve dimsum till 8pm lucky meee!

dilutedmagnetics said...

The holiday was given by the ex-President mah - the one who went over to KAUST right? LOL!

Anyway, I love the crispy carrot cake at Scholar's too - more for the breadcrumb coat than the carrot cake itself :)

Unknown said...

no it's not sinful :-)
Exercise after eating.

Happy New Year to you too. I read about Dim Sum from LIS' blog. hehe..

Have a good time in Hawaii! I wish I was there too!

Ya, the holiday was started by him. We were so worried that the current President wont be giving it. At the very last minute, HR informed the community instead. phew! LOL

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