Swee Choon Dim Sum

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All day all night Dim Sum
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3.0
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3.5
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
It's definitely located out of the way, but a good place for gatherings and affordable dim sum. If you're looking for a midnight snack to grab with those buddies of yours, Swee Choon is a good pick.

My first visit to Swee Choon was during a night cycling event during a sports camp organized by my school for freshmen. Swee Choon is famous for their custard buns (Liu Sha Baos), and I would definitely recommend anyone who goes there to give it a try. The yellow filling just oozes out, and the combination of that with the soft, white flour bun is inexplicably delicious!

Personally, I feel that all their other dim sum dishes are ordinary-looking and tasting, nothing to be overly enthusiastic about. Although their mee sua keu, which is Chinese vermicelli deep fried in cubes, is an interesting reinvention of the traditional Teo Chew cuisine of having it in soup. It's a good place to eat and well worth your money, although it's more suited for casual dining.

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Middle of nowhere
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
It is sooooo inaccessible! My friends and I decided to try out the much-raved about Swee Choon Dim Sum as we happened to be in the area and we actually went in rounds trying to get there. Even from Little India or Farrer Park MRT, the walk (without the rounds) can still be rather long. There are buses but they don’t drop you right outside the restaurant; you’d still require some navigating. As it’s only accessible by car, I think that’s what keeps students from visiting often.

The dim sum was average. I’ve heard many blog and tweet about them, praising them to the skies but I guess they’re over-rating it. The prices are reasonable though and they have plenty of seats but for someone like me, with it being so out-of-place, I guess I’d visit only when I’m famished, in the wee hours of the morning.
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A great supper hangout
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3.0
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3.5
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2.0
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2.5
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3.5
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3.0
Swee Choon always come to my mind whenever we are cracking our brains for supper places. It is opened till 7am on weekdays and 10am for weekends, so this place gets more crowded as the night falls. The location may be a little inconvenient as the nearest mrt station (Lavender) is a 15 minute walk away. The shop decor is also minimalistic and not sparkling clean, but the delicious dim sum made up for all these! I love their custard buns, wontons and prawn dumplings! XLB, noodles were a miss though, do not order that.
All in all, the taste and selection of dim sum is relatively good although i would not compare it against Din Tai Fung/Crystal Jade, BUT its price and opening hours made it a wonderful place to end the night with!
JH
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Slightly overrated
(Updated: September 24, 2012)
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3.0
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4.0
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2.0
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2.5
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3.0
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3.0
My first visit to Swee Choon was on a Saturday evening with my OG mates, after hearing much raving about this place for its cheap and good dimsum. We called in advance to try making a reservation for a table of 15, but were told they don't accept reservations. Hence, we met really early to have a very early dinner. The place is packed by 7pm on a weekend night. My friends loved the prawn dumplings and siew mai, and ordered plates and plates of those! However, I did not enjoy the hot, humid seating area indoors. Nevertheless, Swee Choon is a great option for an affordable dinner or supper if you happen to be in the area one day!

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
prawn dumplings, siew mai, custard buns
Branch Location:
Geylang
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to satisfy Dim Sum cravings in the wee hours
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3.0
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3.5
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
I believe there are only a few places in Singapore that cater Dim Sum at the wee hours, and Swee Choon is perhaps the most popular. Not at all surprising, when Dim Sum here is cheap and even offered as takeaway.

The place itself is quite small, be prepared to queue during the late hours, especially on weekends. The Dim Sum is of standard fare - the Har Gao, Siew Mai and Shrimp Beancurd Roll are so so, as I find that their skins tend to be a little thick and too chewy. Same goes for the Xiao Long Bao. A must try will be the Red Bean Pancake, which is crispy but not too oily, and serves as a perfect dessert to end the meal with. The Portugese Egg Tarts are also worth a try with it's crumbly tart base.

Swee Choon's main selling point is the value, and the availability for supper. The Dim Sum are of average standards, but some dishes can still stand out. It's a definite visit for those lingering by in the vicinity at night.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Red Bean Pancake
Branch Location:
Jalan Besar
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