Tucked away in Block 325 of Clementi Avenue 5, a cosy residential heartland in Singapore, is Hong Ho Pang Hong Kong Dim Sum.
At first glance, the shop looked like a forgotten task, things were spilled across the counter awaiting a helpful hand to put them in their rightful places. Other than patrons sitting at wooden foldable tables and red plastic stools, there was little sign of life at the front of the house. Until you step into the shop and peer into the kitchen where the Oompa-Loompas are busy whipping up little parcels of delight collectively known as Dim Sum.
We were there close to noon to take a look at what our cousin was raving about on our way to get a recently discovered jem of an apple crumble pie from a bakery along the same row of shops. We ended up having a bite to eat and coffee to drink while waiting for the pies to emerge from the oven. Their char siew paus and soon kuehs are pretty good. Comfort food.
The funny thing was that we are having a lunch appointment in half an hour. Not such a brilliant idea to go to a lunch buffet with our tummies partially filled.
Singaporeans and our pastime. But …
… Yay to food!!