Eat Singapore Dim Sum at Swee Choon Tim Sum
Where did you and the crew go?
We checked out this late night dim sum spot.
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant tl;dr
- All Kinds of Dim Sum
- Late Night / Early Morning Dim Sum
- Cash Only! (unless you can get Grab Pay to work)
Dim sum, to me, are small steamed pouches of savory filled goodness! I grew up eating these Chinese tapas all the time and have a limited amount of patience for venues serving overhyped dishes. My colleague from Hong Kong said that he likes to go to a certain iconic dim sum spot that’s been around since 1962, so I deferred to his judgment and hoped for the best.
After Hours Bite
I went here after work with some of my coworkers one night and was surprised that there was a place open so late serving dim sum I would never have guessed that such a late night dim sum spot existed all the way out by Mustafa Center. More surprising was that there was a bunch of people before, during and after we got to the long time running open air Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant.
And I use the term restaurant very loosely… Think more along the lines of a large indoor and some outdoor no nonsense dining area next to a take away kiosk. And there you have it, Swee Choon’s exterior description in dim sum short form. But if you went simply by that, you’d be selling it short of it’s 2 main draws:
- Lots of cheap and reasonably tasty foods
- Opens late, Closes late (Split hours till 6am, but closed on Tuesdays)
So Many Choices!
Unfortunately we weren’t so hungry as to order more things, but all in all we ordered these (but not necessarily in this order):
- Egg Tarts
- Bean Curd Prawn Roll
- Sweet and Sour Pork
- Shrimp Dumpling
- Pork Dumplings
- Soup Dumplings
- Lotus Paste Balls
- BBQ Pork Rice
- And more!
Served a Purpose
Swee Choon wasn’t bad, and it wasn’t super amazing great. All things considered, I think it turned out better than I was expecting. From what I’ve heard, the service can be hit or miss but that can be said about nearly any fast turn over establishment.
At the end of the meal, the dishes were filling and didn’t empty out the bank account as a lot of other Singaporean restaurants are more than capable of accomplishing. Looking back, the bill was cheap enough to pay it in cash, not that we had a choice. Be prepared with cash!
Coming Back for Part 2!
It was a good price for the amount of food we got and an experience. It was tasty and the service was fast. After telling my husband about Swee Choon Tim Sum, I know he will want to come back one day to check it all out. I’ll be sure to bring more people along so we can try out everything without stuffing ourselves.