Tantalise your taste buds with unusual dim sum creations
Gao Peng Cuisine’s casual interior.
Upon setting foot into Gao Peng Cuisine, my dining companion and I were pleasantly greeted by friendly staff who promptly brought us to our seats.
With ceiling lamps and cushion-padded seats, the newly opened 70-seater restaurant exudes a casual yet modern vibe, setting an inviting scene for our meal.
Traditional Dim Sum with a Twist
I sampled a variety of affordably priced dim sum, including the Steamed Custard Bun with Creamy Salted Egg Yolk ($4.80), South Pacific Steamed Dim Sum Platter ($4.80), and the Crispy Duck Roll with Cucumber and Hoi Sin Sauce ($4.80).
The dishes which won me over were the Steamed Rice Roll with Prawn wrapped in Bean Curd Skin ($5.20) and Baked BBQ Pork Bun with Mui Choy (preserved vegetables) ($4.80).
Enjoy the crunch against the soft steamed rice rolls.
The former, with its crisp bean curd skin and chunky prawns, was toothsome and delicious. The steamed rice roll was smooth and thin, contrasting nicely with its crunchy interior.
Bite into this savoury yet sweet goodness.
The BBQ Pork Bun, unlike most of its counterparts with flaky crust, had a pillowy and golden-brown exterior which was baked to perfection. The addition of mui choy to the pork filling gave the bun a good balance of sweet and savoury.
This palatable seafood dish is sure to whet your appetite.
From the dinner menu, a personal favourite was the Crispy Scallops and Enoki Mushroom with Mango Salsa Sauce ($24.80). Although the scallops were not as flavourful as I would have liked, its freshness definitely made up for it.
The enoki mushroom fritters provided an extra crunch to the dish, which was served with fresh strawberry toppings. While I was initially skeptical about the unusual combination of fruits with scallops, the tangy mango salsa sauce complemented the juicy scallops well. Give this dish a try and you might enjoy it too.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
A must-try for dessert lovers.
While I don’t usually fancy sweet desserts, the Crispy Maltesers with Custard ($4.50) caught my attention. The crispy sesame ball was thick and chewy, with sweet custard and a melty Maltesers ball within.
For a modern and innovative twist to your usual dim sum offerings, head to Gao Peng Cuisine and you won’t be disappointed.
Gao Peng Cuisine, White Sands Shopping Centre, 1 Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #02-12/13/14, Singapore 518457, Tel: 6385 4901
by Jaime Chua