Visited 126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi in Geylang with my aunt and grandparents. I have never been here before, and was quite surprised that they have air-con inside! What a relief! The store setup was a little strange though, you see some food, and have to walk into an enclosed back area through some thick plastic flaps, as if you’re walking into a freezer.
I thought the menu was a little convoluted–there are many different kinds of xiao long baos, but they are found all spread out through the menu, or, there are three different kinds of siew mai, and no real difference other than price–but the pictures in the menu did help.
This was what we ordered. Yes, three feng zao (chicken feet) for us because we just love chicken feet! I also don’t remember how much things cost, but it was about $12 per person at the end of it all, so, not too bad!
Fan Choi: It has char siew in it, and I couldn’t really tell if it’s regular rice or glutinous rice (siding more toward regular rice). There’s no egg? I was very confused!
Shrimp Fritters – $4: Nice and crispy. There were some whole small shrimp in each of these. Did not come with any dipping sauce, even though some sweet mayo would have been quite appreciated. Not bad!
Feng Zao (Braised Chicken Feet): I loved these! They were the most gelatinous chicken feet I’ve tasted in a long time. Very sweet and salty, too. For me it was perfect. For my grandpa, he thought it needed to be more spicy!
Char Siew Cheong Fun: Quite different from your general tim sum cheong fun, but in a good way. These were very tenderly rolled up with char siew inside, and the sauce reminds me of the sauce in Taiwanese o-a-jian (oyster pancake!) So good!
Xiao Long Bao: No soup in these soup buns!? Nope, never again.
Siew Mai: Very small, and didn’t have much flavor to it. It was a meat paste dumpling, no shrimp at all! The presentation was also not great.
Grass Jelly Drink: Not bad! Lots of jelly. Though, we got the HK Ice Tea, and that was delicious! It was the perfect balance between sweet and sour (from the lime) and had lots of delicious little jelly in it too. Get the HK Ice Tea!
Pei Dai Chok (Century Egg Porridge): Very good! The chok (porridge) was smooth, and there was a lot of pei dan (century egg) in it! Very delicious and good portion for sharing.
Happy eaters! My grandpa looks very young here for 83!
126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi
Address: 126 Sims Ave, Singapore 387449
Hours: 24/7 (seriously!)
Telephone: +65 67464757
Price Range: $$ ($10 to $20 per person)
Overall: Pretty good value!