When we say ‘dim sum’, there are probably only a number of tea houses and dim sum restaurants that come to mind. But what if we told you that you can now add No Signboard Seafood to that list?
The popular seafood joint now offers an indulgent dim sum lunch at their Vivocity outlet daily, between 11am and 5pm. But of course, true to No Signboard fashion, these aren’t just your average dim sum selections! From global favourites to upgraded classics, here are some of our favourites from the menu that you definitely shouldn’t miss.
1. Signature Poached Pork Dumpling with Spicy Vinegar Sauce
If you’re looking at this dish and thinking “wow, these look like little pockets of explosions just waiting to happen”, you’re probably right! These pork dumplings are the stars of the dim sum lunch menu, and it’s easy to see why: proper dumplings tossed in a piquant vinegar-and-chilli sauce, these babies are perfect to start a meal with.
You might think it unwise to start off with a spicy dish but don’t let the fiery red dressing fool you! It’s mild in heat but packs a tangy punch that jump starts your appetite like no other. When you get to the heart of the dumpling, the succulent pork filling helps to round out the flavours, preparing you for more to come.
2. Pan-fried Carrot Cake with Taro Shreds
If you think that you’re going to get a traditional carrot cake, think again. No Signboard Seafood takes this local favourite and elevates it in more ways than one. The first thing that draws you in is the contrast in textures, where a crisp upper layer of shaved taro sits upon a dense, pan-fried block. Take a bite, and experience the crunch followed by silky carrot cake that pretty much melts in your mouth.
Just when you think that that’s the most impressive part of the carrot cake, its robustness takes you by surprise. The generous helping of dried shrimp adds depth to the dish, giving it a flavour profile unlike any other you’ve had elsewhere. But don’t just take our word for it – try it for yourself!
3. Steamed Egg Yolk Custard Charcoal Bun
Nothing says ‘classy chic’ like these Custard Charcoal Buns! Even if you don’t usually order custard buns, these bad boys will have you tempted. Made with premium charcoal flour and adorned with a golden swirl on top, this is probably the sexiest looking custard buns we’ve ever come across.
Steamed to pillowy perfection, your next instinct is to probably bite into them but we strongly suggest to break them into half instead to avoid burning your mouth with its piping hot filling. Plus, it’s more gratifying to watch as the golden savoury liquid ooze out and coat the buns before tucking in. We assure you.
4. Seafood Crisp Rice
Feeling a little down in the dumps? Then this bowl of comfort is just what the doctor ordered. Heartwarming and delicious, it’s a nice respite between dim sum dishes as well. There’s just something soothing about the mellow broth made from chicken and seafood that goes well with the generous heap of prawns, scallops, and more.
Plus, the crispy rice adds crunch with every mouthful that, over time, soaks up the broth and turns into an inviting bowl of porridge that you can just devour by the mouthful.
5. Steamed Shanghai Juicy “Xiao Long Bao”
We all know that this hot number needs no introduction. Just imagining these delicate little pouches breaking apart and revealing its juicy, meaty treasures are making our mouths water!
While plain in appearance, the dumplings are noticeably larger than most. The savoury-sweet broth leaves you craving more too. Bursting with intensity, we guarantee that you won’t be forgetting these dumplings anytime soon. Another basket, please!
6. Steamed Royal Shrimps Dumpling with Celery
Everyone loves a good ‘har gaw’, but have you ever had one that looks this good? Made to look like little gleaming gems in a basket, this is probably the best way to get your little ones to have their greens. By adding celery into the dumpling skin, it adds a quirky twist to this long-time favourite.
And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of celery; the vegetable only imparts its bright green hue to the skin and not its flavour. With its springy prawn filling, this fan-favourite is done exactly the same way you remembered it to be.
7. Chef’s Special Skewer Grill Pork “Siew Mai”
Why serve siew mai in a bamboo steamer when you can have them in one go on a bamboo skewer? And these aren’t your average Siew Mai either: No Signboard puts them through a skewer and onto a grill, enhancing its flavours tenfold.
Lathered with a luscious sauce and topped with bonito flakes, it’s reminiscent of the Japanese takoyaki which we’re sure you’ll love. Each siew mai is packed with minced pork, prawn, and mushrooms, so you know you’re definitely getting an umami bomb every time. Oishii-desu!
If you didn’t already know, you can get up to 20% off your food bill when you purchase No Signboard Seafood time-based discounted vouchers to dine between 11am and 4pm daily!