Here in Singapore, there are the usual high-end (read: expensive) dim sum places. But I've only recently discovered stalls that offer these tasty, delicious morsels at reasonable prices. AsterPau is one of them.
|AsterPau at AMK Hub, Singapore|
It has sort of been a habit of ours to purchase some yummy dim sum at AsterPau for merienda (afternoon snack) after doing a little grocery shopping.
And seeing as how I'm such a fan of asado siopao, I'd never miss ordering one -- which, by the way, is called a pork BBQ or char siew pau (S$1.10/Php37* per piece) -- from this stall.
|Pork BBQ or char siew pau|
Another specialty is their signature pork bun (S$1.30/Php43* a piece). It's just like a char siew pau except it's fried and not steamed.
|Signature pork bun|
I don't usually eat crystal dumplings. Having tried different versions from 3 various food outlets in the Philippines, the taste just didn't sit well with me so I gave up trying. But the Husband ordered some from AsterPau's and urged me to give it another go.
Now I sing a different tune. AsterPau's version has a translucent, slightly chewy covering with a meaty filling and tasty juices inside, just waiting to explode in your mouth. It is a little oily and messy to eat so always be prepared with a couple of sheets of tissue. Three pieces sell for S$3 (Php99*).
Looks like I've found my temporary Hen Lin replacement. J
*S$1 = Php33
53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
#B2-38, Ang Mo Kio
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