181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh
Singapore 310181

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08:00am - 10:30pm

08:00am - 10:30pm

08:00am - 10:30pm

08:00am - 10:30pm

08:00am - 10:30pm

08:00am - 10:30pm

08:00am - 10:30pm

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Chee cheong fun with char siew was pretty average as well and it is really filling for 2 pax! Suggest to order this only if you are visiting Swatow in a bigger group or it really takes up your tummy space!

Swatow was around half-full when we visited at 9 am on a Sunday and there were still sufficient tables for 2! Nonetheless, the restaurant got pretty packed at around 10 am and we think it's best if you make a reservation if you are planning to head down in a bigger group!

This item was pretty lacklustre today - while the roll contained prawns, there was almost zero hint of mango! Furthermore, we thought Swatow went a little overboard with the sesame seeds and the sesame flavour was actually a little overpowering. We got this as it seemed like a pretty unique dim sum item, but it wasn't fantastic in our opinion. ☹️

The siew Mai served at Swatow are also pretty standard dim sum fare and we think they went well with the chilli sauce provided. It took quite a while for the har gao and siew mai to be served, however, as we had to wait for the pushcart with the har gao and siew mai to be roaming about first!

Har gao was pretty average as well, although we thought the prawn inside was pretty large by har gao standards. We were quite surprised to find that the skin was really thick, and this made the dumpling a lot more filling than expected.

Carrot cake was pretty average and if you don't have a big appetite, we suggest not to get it as you can probably get better carrot cakes elsewhere! There are 3 pieces so it can be pretty filling (since there were only 2 of us), and the exterior wasn't very crispy either. Furthermore, it was not very warm when it was served. 😰

Char Siew Sou is basically a savoury dim sum pastry containing char siew in it! Swatow's version is pretty decent and we liked that the crust was pretty buttery and thick! 😋 As mentioned in the reviews for the other fried dishes though, the pastry was cold when we took a bite and it would be great if Swatow could keep the fried dishes slightly warmer in the pushcarts!