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Located on the ground level of Sunshine Plaza at Bencoolen Street, Victor’s Kitchen looks like one of those canteens in an industrial building. Furniture is functional and arranged to pack in as many customers as possible. There are even a few tables out along the corridor. Sharing tables is the norm. You may think of eating at Victor’s Kitchen as having an authentic Hong Kong’s “cha chan
Orders are made by ticking on a menu chit. Once you have selected the items, you go to the cashier to hand over the chit and pay. The food and beverages will be served to your table.
We went for lunch at Victor’s Kitchen Sunshine Plaza recently. We ordered a number of dim sum items – Victor’s King Prawn Dumplings ($5.20), Xiao Long Bao ($5.20), Char Siew Cheong Fun ($4.80), Scallops Sausage Carrot Cake in XO Sauce ($4.80), Chicken & Sausage in Glutinous Rice ($5.80) and Egg Tarts ($4.70).
We had to wait a while for our food, but when the food was served each item of the freshly made dim sum was piping hot.
The Xiao Long Baos (XLB) were good. The skins were not too thick and the soupy fillings were tasty. We would order Victor’s Kitchen XLB again. The Cheong Fun was a thick smooth rice roll with a fairly generous portion of char siew fillings. It was an average dish.
The signature har kaus, Victor’s King Prawn Dumplings, had thin skins and large juicy prawns. It was not bad but not very special tastewise.
The Victor’s Kitchen dim sum item we liked the most was the Scallops Sausage Carrot Cake in XO Sauce. It came in a bowl with a black
The Chicken & Sausage in Glutinous Rice or
The egg tarts had thin crisp buttery shells and the custard was smooth and delectable. They were good authentic Hong Kong style egg tarts.
We liked Victor’s Kitchen dim sum and thought the outstanding items were the Carrot Cake in XO Sauce and Egg Tarts. The prices are a bit on the high side, especially when you consider the
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Victor’s Kitchen SunShine Plaza
91 Bencoolen Street
Sunshine Plaza, #01-49
Tel: +65 98382851
Mon-Thurs, Sun: 10.30am – 8pm
Fri-Sat: 10.30am – 9pm
Nearby MRT Stations: Bras Basah, Bugis
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