My family and I decided to finally try this dim sum place with a catchy name – Bao Today (包今天).
We were deciding whether to go for a dim sum buffet or just settle with ala carte and we eventually chose the latter option.
We heard that the outlet at Raffles Place is the most spacious but closed on weekends and so we went to the one at Marina Square. Don’t expect a comfortable setting here… instead of cushioned chairs, they offered stools. Well, we came here for the food and nothing else!
Now are the pics of the many food we ordered! Looks so good that the little one wanted to grab some too!
First up the mains…
Beef brisket noodles
Century egg porridge
I thought the porridge was a tad bland… Maybe we are supposed to add our own soya sauce.
Chicken curry with the option of noodle/rice or buns… This is not the typical Chinese curry. It had a slight taste of Indian spice…
The hubby calls this his ‘comfort food’. This set came with a custard pudding…
Now for the rest of the dim sum!
Banana red bean pancake
Pan-fried carrot cake
Our favorite HK style chee cheong fun!
With char siew…
And with prawns…I prefer this one…
My all-time favorite dim sum… a must-have… Chicken claws!
Strange-looking green buns…
It’s actually custard bun… You can taste the salted egg yolk inside too!
The custard filling that day was a tad dry. The hubby said the Raffles Place buns he tried the day before were heavenly as the custard were oozing out!
Paper wrapped chicken. The restaurant’s recommendation but I was too full to try…
Prawn mango fritters
Juicy siew mai
And a large cup of yuan yang to wash down all the food!
All in all, the 5 of us spent $122. Here’s our verdict:
1. We finished up about 25 plates of food and were VERY full.
2. The mains were rather disappointing.
3. The dim sum was above average.
4. Don’t bother about ambience.
5. This place is much cheaper than going for a buffet!
We’ll definitely go back there for the dim sum!
Raffles Place Branch
55 Market street, #01-01
Tel: 6438 8800
Marina Square Branch
6 Raffles Boulevard,
#02-234/ 235/ 236
Tel: 6336 2237