[Singapore] Dim Sum from Janice Wong, Singapore National Museum

Singapore’s Dessert Queen, Janice Wong, has branched out to serve her own artistic take on Cantonese dim sum, creating some of the most ethereally beautiful dim sum in Singapore.

  1. Shrimp and fish roe siew mai.

  2. Scallop & olive oil caviar siew mai.

  3. Portobello, rosemary and caviar siew mai.

  4. Her “Xiao long bao” were also interesting - I especially liked the whisky-pork XLB :slight_smile:

  5. For something more substantial, the scallop somen with fish roe, ebi, scallops and salted egg-yolk sauce was pretty good.

Janice Wing is at the Singapore National Museum in Dhoby Ghaut.


They look very artfully done with western plating techniques. How did the taste compare against the look?

No old cart ladies I suppose?

Definitely no more carts in Singapore, except at Red Star - a wonky old dim sum spot near Chinatown.

Taste-wise, I wasn’t as impressed - owner Janice Wong is better known for her beautiful desserts. The dim sum introduced here is really a precursor towards her elaborate dessert selection. I’m not too much into sweets these days, so ended up with ironically the weaker components of her restaurant’s menu.

“Food is a pretty good prism through which to view humanity.”

― Jonathan Gold