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Ding Tele

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~$15/pax
鼎特樂

949 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534713

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Monday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Tuesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Thursday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Friday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Saturday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

Sunday:
11:30am - 02:30pm
05:30pm - 10:30pm

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Reviews

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Pan fried Pork Soup buns 4 pcs ($4.80) - skin a a little thick for a bao and amount of meat inside was small. However, the soup in the bao was tasty and the smell of pork not over bearing. Panfried part of the bao was also crispy
Fermented Rice Dumpling Soup Dessert ($4.50) - never had this before but this became one of my favourite chinese dessert after having it here
Wouod not recommend buying the appetiser as it had an oily after taste. Mixed black fungus ($4.50) beansprouts with beancurd ($4.50). Use that money to buy more pan fried pork buns instead!

A small scaled eatery specializing in Chinese snacks. Amongst them, their signature: Fried Bao, also known as 生煎包.
Each serving comes with four buns, each piping hot and filled with minced pork and pork soup. Don’t be deceived by it exterior, these buns are HOT; take extra caution before sinking your teeth into one.
Although multiple other reviews have expressed their dissatisfaction with these buns, I think if you put stereotypes aside, the thick bao walls were necessary to hold in the soup, also to ensure that delicious crisp crust at the bottom. Definitely one of the items I’d return to savour.

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Took away their 生煎包 shengjianbao, and even after leaving it for some time and cooled, they still taste good. And it's juicy too! Would love to try it the next time in the store itself.

Compared to the much liked Sheng Jian Baos here at Ding Tele, it seems like the signature steamed pork soup buns (Xiao long baos) aren’t that impressive. The folds of the buns were rather untidy and uneven, such that the tip was crumply thick while the base was rather thin. The soup broth had a good sweet savory balanced flavour, but the amount was comparatively lesser as compared to the Sheng Jian Bao. Pork meat was tender. Shredded ginger was not served together, so you have to request for that. The service here was quite welcoming, and they were generous with the amount of shredded ginger upon request.

2 Likes

DingTele is the place for dimsum when near Kovan MRT Station. You have to order Sheng Jian Bao ($4.80 for four pcs) but if it's to share, excuse me while I order another plate for myself. They are dumplings fried upside down till their twisted tops turn golden brown, then served with their white bottoms facing up. The browned part of the dumpling skin is thickest and crackles slightly as you bite it, tasting like delicious fried dough. As your teeth sink into its moist pork fillings, it bursts with broth that's richly savoury. Think pan-fried pork paus like Xiao Long Bao ($4.80 for five pcs) but bigger, with firmer skin.
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If you're coming in the afternoon, bring a friend and come as a pair because they have lunch sets ($7.50/$8/$8.50/$9.80) that include two pieces of Sheng Jian Bao or three pieces of Xiao Long Bao so you can share. Don't swing in too late for dinner either because this spot is popular.
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📸: @yoyuanning

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The Sheng Jian Baos (Pan-fried pork buns) here are delicious; crispy on the outside while filled with meaty juices on the inside. Their other dishes like the Xiao Long Bao & fried rice are good too.

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