Vermicelli Roll with Rendang (choice of beef, lamb or chicken)

$6.90 · 4 Reviews

This is literally THE dim sum place to go to, whether you're a Muslim or not, because the dimsum and tzichar dishes here are equally as good as (if not better than) the non-halal ones. And because this restaurant is halal-certified, they serve up pretty interesting and unique renditions of the regular dimsum and tzichar dishes without sacrificing their flavour.

The garlic egg fried rice (top left) may seem like a simple dish, but it was extremely fragrant especially with the deep fried garlic chips. Don't forget the chilli as well for an added kick! The crispy chicken with coffee (bottom left) was an excellent imitation of the coffee pork ribs (咖啡排骨) we have in usual tzichar restaurants, while the duck charsiew buns (top right) are a clever adaptation of our regular pork ones. The har gow (bottom center) here are huge and plump, and they have a very interesting beef rendang chee cheong fun (bottom right) which surprised me with their harmonious taste despite the unusual combination. Other must-trys: pan fried yam cake and pandan salted egg buns!

This restaurant is such a gem for its affordable and creative food offerings. With a never-ending crowd, and after trying several items here, I dare say that this is one of the best dimsum and tzichar restaurants I've ever been to.


When in the mood for dim sum, head to this North Bridge Road spot for their Halal-friendly selection — they're currently in the midst of their Halal certification. The homey space is simply outfitted, and offers a laidback ambience for noshing. Expect dim sum classics like plump Chicken Siew Mai ($3.90), fresh Crystal Prawn Dumplings ($4.90) and crumbly Egg Tarts ($3.90). A Burpple community favourite is the Pan Fried Chives and Beef Dumpling ($3.90), which sees the flavourful filling encased in thin and crisp deep-fried wonton skin. The Vermicelli Roll with Rendang (from $6.90, option of beef, lamb or chicken) is a fusion dish that works, thanks to its silky smooth cheong fun skin. If you're looking to fill up more, try the hearty Congee with Beef and Poached Egg ($8.90) or go for a bowl of Wonton Noodle Soup ($6.90) — the springy noodles come topped generously with prawn dumplings. Don't hold back when dipping the dim sum into the spicy and yummy homemade chilli, and be sure to end your meal with their Molten Salted Egg Custard Bun ($4.90 for three buns) — it certainly oozes, so have your napkins ready!
Avg Price: $20 per person
Photo by Burppler Lewis Tan
*In the midst of getting their Halal certification

Vermicelli Roll with Lamb Rendang - Rice flour mixture is poured onto a cloth, ingredients are added, and the combination is then steamed for a few minutes. 

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Never had Vermicelli Roll with Rendang in it before. Had the beef version, and it tasted pretty decent. Glad that they served the soy sauce separately because it didn't really go well with the rendang. (Rating:😀)