Butterfly pollinating flower – A beauty in a standstill 

Today is the eve of the Lunar New Year and like any true blue Singaporean, my mum went for a last dash to secure some more flowers to decorate my grandma’s house. Well at the flower garden, or rather the pasar malam flower shop lookalike, I noticed plenty of butterflies flying around in a sort of flying manner. The feeling that one gets is almost inspirational and obviously I had to retain a snapshot of such memorable moments.

And as you can see from above, I managed to take a shot of a butterfly pollinating a particular flower. How nature seemingly pauses for the moment in time – truly remarkable.

Enough about nature, I think the more fun part about this post is about the Hong Kong delights I discovered at the Wan Chai Hong Kong Teahouse at the newly opened Sembawang Shopping Centre.


Boiled dumplings in soy and chilli oil

I tried out a variety of dishes and some of which I must recommend are the Boiled dumplings in soy and chilli oil, Braised beef brisket and tendon and the Deep fried eggplant with pork floss.

The boiled dumplings in soy and chilli oil proved to be a favourite of mine. I enjoyed the richness and freshness of the filling within and with the chilli oil smothered generously over the tender dumpling skin, it was the zenith in every bite.

Price : $6.80 for 5 pieces     Rating : 4/5


Braised Beef Brisket and Tendon

Its not everyday that one would come across a shop selling braised beef brisket, but this particular one I sampled at Wan Chai was close to marvelous. Now I chose the phrase ‘close to marvelous’ is not because the dish did not hit the spot,but I found the broth to be a tad too salty. Other than that, the serving was generous and plentiful.

For the price of $9.80, and couple it with a bowl of white rice, yummy!

Rating : 4/5      Price : $9.80


Deep Fried Eggplant with Pork Floss

Unique creation on the alert! For you eggplant lovers, you will enjoy this tasty serving of mouthwatering eggplant in a crispy skin with delectable pork floss drizzled all over.

However being a simple dish priced at $6.00 is perhaps in my opinion a little too expensive. But considering the fact that most vegetable dishes at restaurants are $$$, this variant might just be another alternative for you.

Price : $6.00     Rating : 3.5/5

With about 4 other outlets scattered across Singapore, Wan Chai Hong Kong Teahouse might just be the next upcoming quick casual Chinese dining for the younger and young at heart generation. There are more delicacies offered such as the more popular Baked Cheese Rice/noodles (but which in my own opinion deserve better treatment from the chef) Other than that, Wan Chai Hong Kong Teahouse is definitely an establishment I will return to every now and then for affordable Chinese/Cantonese cuisine.