Had the opportunity to return to Dim Sum Haus for a Burpple Tastemaker Eatup last night — a place that I had been looking forward to make a return visit after my first visit some time back for I was impressed with the dim sum that they had to offer. The chefs prepare the dim sum fresh daily; a tedious job considering the wide spread of dim sum they have on the menu.

We tried a variety of their dim sum, a number of which I had ordered on my previous visit. All of the dim sum items were good and well-executed; highlights include the Hak Kim Siew Mai (Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling) which comes with a black skin and chicken meat that works very well for those who doesn't like the porky flavours some Siew Mai might carry while also with a popping sensation from the roe over the top. Despite so, the Siew Mai (Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumpling) does give a firm bite without being too meaty in flavour. The Deep Fried Shrimps Dumpling is also crisp; filled with ample shrimp which were fresh and delivers the bite. We were also pretty impressed with the Har Gau (Steamed Shrimp Dumpling) — the skin came with an adequate thickness that doesn't require much effort to chew and comes with a fresh and plump shrimp within. Another item which I loved since the previous visit was the Steamed Crispy Rice Roll with Shrimp; your typical Hong Kong style Chee Cheong Fun with Vietnamese-style fried shrimp spring roll within — every bite carries that smooth, slurpy texture of the rice roll while also with a bit of crispiness of the fried spring roll that contains the bite of fresh shrimp all with that savoury soy sauce within. Crispy Mee Suah Kueh with Chinese Sausages was like the Pan Fried Carrot Cake on steroids; fried till crisp and carries a bouncy texture — well filled with Mee Suah with evident flavours of Chinese sausages and mushrooms. To top it all off, we also had their signature Baked Salted Egg Custard Bun; the buns came with a crisp, buttery texture while generously filled with salted egg custard within that flows the moment one takes a bite into it. Other dishes we tried include the Japanese Dumpling, Xiao Long Bao, Steamed Malay Sponge Cake, Baked BBQ Pork Pastry and Hong Kong Boar Congee — each also stellar in their own right; you know the food is good when the other Burpple Tastemakers end up taking away more portions of the food back home after the dinner!

Thanks to Burpple for the invite, and also Dim Sum Haus for hosting!