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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Swatow Seafood Restaurant

After watching Buffet Buffet 2 on Channel 8, decided that since I was going to Toa Payoh, to check out the dim sum buffet at Swatow Seafood Restaurant. That despite the rather negative review on Hungrygowhere.

We were early and didn't qualify for the high tea buffet which starts at 3pm. But since we were there and we reckoned we can't eat that much, we went in anyway. The place is old style in design but aesthetically it was rather modern. There were waitress pushing the traditional dim sum trolleys and service was fairly decent despite the reviews on Hungrygowhere. Maybe it is because it was not the dim sum buffet time and the crowd was not that big.

We started off with several trays of unusual looking steam dim sum.

This is an interesting looking dim sum. Suppose to be seafood inside.

One very unusual dish that they have is the pork cartilage jerky. This is no longer available in Singapore. The last time I tried this was maybe 15 years ago when I bought them from a shop in Bangkok, Chinatown!

They also serve the pork knuckle jelly. 

One of their specialty is this durian whatever.  

The egg tart were not ready yet so we settled for the orhnee tart which was simply yummy.

Overall, I am pleased with the place. Service was not too bad. Price wise, it was rather decent at about $3.50 per item. Will I be back? Certainly as long as I find enough kakis.


  1. Hey the durian whatever looks intersting....or-nee tart also something new. Ok, you call Christine and both of us will be your kakis :) Call ah....we will be waiting :D

  2. Hi Shiong, will call u & Christine. But we do this in Dec? This month got too many lunch and dinner already.