Andaz’s weekend dim sum buffet
Weekends are for brunches. And Andaz’s new dim sum buffet at Auntie’s Wok And Steam is set to be the hottest spot for brunch lovers in town. Held only on weekends and public holidays, the Yum Cha Weekends buffet is priced at $35++ per person and is a real steal, considering the fancy location, great service and delicious dishes served.
The spread isn’t crazy huge, but the quality of ingredients and dishes make up for it. Showcasing a selection of traditional Cantonese dim sum, local favourites as well as modern creations, diners can expect to find familiar favourites such as har gow and siew mai, as well as more unique ones, namely their Wagyu Short Rib Mantou Sliders.
What I enjoyed about their dim sum was that they came fully packed with fresh ingredients. The Scallop Siew Mai – yes, that’s the correct name – came with chunks of sweet and firm scallop encased in a translucent packaging. The only qualms we had was that the dumpling skin was too thick and gummy, sticking to the roof of my mouth.
There are also plenty of fried goodies, including a scrummy prawn roll and yam puff filled with chicken bits. The latter was absolutely delish, with an earthy, smooth yam paste juxtaposed against the spiced chicken bits.
All the dim sum items are served on an a la carte basis. Similar to Swee Choon, you are required to note down the number of dishes you want to order on a piece of paper. Do note that the chef’s signatures comprising wagyu sliders, scallop siew mai and lobster congee are limited to one serving per person.
While you wait for your food to be served, you can hit up the buffet line which serves filling carbos. These include Organic Wok-Fried Rice, carrot cake and fried noodles. Although, we recommend you skip the carrot cake completely as it is rather bland, tasting just like a lazy concoction of eggs and flour.
They also have some old-school desserts that grandparents will enjoy including barley and luo han guo.
There are also mains, which you can add on at $10++ per dish. Sure to delight taste buds is the Deep-Fried Barramundi Fillet that’s served in a pool of light soya sauce.
The Deep-Fried Pork Belly is another great main to top-up, with its crisp outer layer that reminded us of har cheong gai.
For tipplers looking to booze up their weekend, an additional $35++ will get free-flowing wine, Prosecco, and beer.
The buffet runs from 12pm to 2:30pm and advance reservations are highly recommended, as the place gets packed real quick.
Address: 5 Fraser Street, Level 25, Andaz, Singapore 189354
Buffet hours: Sat-Sun & PH 12pm to 2:30pm
Tel: 6408 1288