Taking over the former premises of Bao Today at Marina Square is Hong Kong Zhai Dim Sum 香港仔點心之家 — the brand was established in 1988, and they have been operating as a dim sum manufacturer for quite a while with an online presence where one can actually make orders for dim sum via their website. The shop space at Marina Square is conceptualised to be that of a Hong Kong Char Chaan Teng, offering patrons with the variety of dim sum which they have to offer, as well as serving up other hot food including Wanton Noodle, congee, as well as bakes and pastries including the Bolo Bun and the Baked Egg Tart — both of which were unavailable during our visit on a weekend afternoon.

Of all the dishes that we ordered, the Beancurd Roll was the item that seemingly left a deeper impression than the rest. We enjoyed how the beancurd roll is light and sufficiently crisp, whilst not being overly greasy — the shrimp within the roll were chunky and fresh, and provided much of a juicy bite. The other items which we ordered, including the Creamy Custard Bun and the Shrimp Dumplings were most decent, though nothing much to shout about.

Bao Today’s exit from Marina Square does mark a sad end to affordable, fuss-free dim sum for the masses as a dining option there. That being said, Hong Kong Zhai Dim Sum 香港仔點心之家 does work as a great successor for the same; affordable, fuss-free dim sum served at a decent quality that is accessible to the masses. A dining choice worth considering if in the area.

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