(mayim), the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet means "water". At Mayim, a great variety of southern and northern elegant chinese cuisines awaits you. A mian (handmade noodles), culinary dishes and dim sum awaits to titillate your senses.
Mayim Chinese Cuisine Hot
- < $10
User Ratings Summary
User rating summary from: 8 user(s)
It's going down
When the outlet in YIshun just opened, the service seemed rather decent. They even served students with much respect and not judge them openly. However as the years passed, the service standard dropped tremendously. The staff doesn't seem to care as much anymore.
The food are quite substandard. Nothing really appealing in their flavors. In fact, it more or less tasted like normal Chinese restaurant items. The only thing I would recommend out of this catastrophe of a restaurant would be their ramen.
An advice for those planning to visit Mayim at Northpoint, do remember to dress in something more suitable for the humid weather in Singapore for their air-conditioning do fail from time to time.
Like Crystal Jade (in terms of food quality), except way cheaper
I'm just amazed at how just about everything on the menu tastes good, which wasn't what I was expecting because their menu was huge. And I rarely have good experiences with restaurants that serve too wide a variety of food. So we were pleasantly surprised coming in to Mayim. Personally, Chinese food tastes the same wherever you go, but I think I'd say it's a different story with Mayim. I'd recommend their dimsum, which come in fat, generous portions. Everything else is about as good too. And the best part is how affordable the place is.
Good chinese food + dim sum
During lunch or dinner time, the queue for mayim can get pretty long, especially on weekends. Therefore, my family and I like to visit mayim for early lunch. Their menu serves a wide array of chinese food, ranging from meat dishes to seafood dishes to dim sum to noodles and rice. Personally, I like their Fried lamien with shredded pork and mushroom. The thick noodles cooked in dark sauce is springy and the sauce that goes with it is not too salty. The shredded pork that comes with it is generous and the portion is just right for 1.
The dim sum at mayim is pretty decent too! Their bestseller has got to be the Bo Lo Bun with custard and peanuts. They tend to sell out towards the afternoon. The bun is soft and sweet and the unique peanut taste in the bun complements the custard taste very well.
The seating area for mayim at west mall is pretty huge and it also caters to larger families. Overall, Mayim is the place to go if you are craving for some good chinese food.
Chinese food at reasonable prices.
There is always a long queue at the West Mall branch and before trying this restaurant out, I couldn't understand why. Of course, I had to do something to answer my doubt.
And i did. I entered and ordered a few of their dishes. The dishes came in really small portions, to my dismay. But luckily, they taste sufficiently yummy. Don't order their xiao long bao though. You can definitely get better ones out there. I'm always biased towards crystal jade for their dumplings. Crystal jade's are the best in town in my honest opinion. Mayim's version came in little aluminium tart foils, thoughtful, such that the soup can flow in to be consumed later and not get wasted. However, the skin was a tad too thick for my liking. The skin was rather rough too. In xiao long baos, the skin plays a very important role in the overall taste of the dumpling, and in this case, the skin didn't help.
Their egg white dish is much better though. So order that for your daily dose of protein!
nice place for gatherings
Mayim is always busy during weekends and dinner time, so I will prevent having meals at that time. Usually I will go there with my parents for lunch, as they like their dim-sums, and I like their ramen (Yang Chun Mian). It was served generously and is value for money.
This is a good place for gathering as well. I had my primary school friends, secondary school friends and polytechnic friends gathering there, we had fun while eating the dim-sums and tea.
Personally, I will recommend the flower (rose) tea. When it first started in Northpoint, it was served in a little teapot which makes it very classy, but now it has changed to teacup and I don’t really like that.
Value for Money Restaurant !!
Hungry but went to eat lavishly? Mayim is a place I would recommend. Personally, I love to eat dim sum but there are hardly places to find them that consist these 2 aspects. Cheap plus delicous. However, Mayim has definitely suits my needs.
At a cost of around 10 dollars, you can try various dim sun like the pork rib, chicken feet, char siew bao and many more. Although the waiting time is abit long, but trust me, the waiting is definitely worth. Out of 5, i will give it 3.5.
A busy bustling restaurant with good, value for money food
Mayim is a Chinese restaurant that has a selection of delectable and reasonably priced cuisine. I've eaten at Mayim with my friends on a few occasions and each time has been such a pleasant one. The restaurant is pretty spacious and has quite a large seating capacity. The ambience is lively and bustling with people and despite its big space, it's usually crowded during dinner time and its best to make reservations if you are going there to eat in a big group.
If you're going there to eat individual dishes, I recommend trying their noodle dishes, especially the duck noodles and the roasted chicken noodles. Both taste as good as they smell. The meat is firm, tasty and together with the thin yellow noodles and thick gravy (which they are generous with), it can be a very satisfying meal. Most individual meals cost between $6 - $9. If you are going in big group, I would recommend going for the "zi char" style of ordering different dishes of vegetables and meat and eating them together with rice. They have a few selection of teas which are also refillable and only cost S$1.20, making it very value for money.
As the restaurant is usually packed with many people during peak hours, do not expect the staff to be able to wait hand and foot on you as they will be very busy. It can be quite hard to get their attention sometimes but this is expected of a busy restaurant.
Mayim is a great place to dine at for good and authentic Chinese food that is value for money and that provides a warm and lively atmosphere.
Th Four C's: Cheap, Convenient and Comfortable Chinese Food
Since I live pretty close to Westmall, where Mayim is located I do visit it rather frequently. What I like most about this place is that it serves reasonably priced Chinese food. My favourite being the dumpling la mien with soup plus vegetables! I would always order it without fail. The initial impression of Mayim is simply that it is pretty much like any other Chinese restaurant, with the classic red and brown colour scheme. However, they do try to spice things up a bit by adopting a kind of modern-Asian décor. It does get pretty crowded with a queue outside during weekends and especially the peak periods of lunch and dinner times as the prices are value for money.
The one exception would be that their dim sum isn’t really worth trying, as it isn’t great. This place would be great for families, as they do have several ‘round tables’ to accommodate bigger groups and the atmosphere is really lively too, with constant chatter from the tables.