Tak Po (德宝 ) Dim Sum Restaurant opens 7 days a week from either morning (weekend and public holidays) or noon (weekdays) 8.00am to 10:30pm where they serves the breakfast, lunch and dinner crowds. The restaurant has an air-conditioned dining area as well as several tables located outside the entrance of the restaurant.
Usually during weekends the place will be packed and you might have to wait for at least 15 minutes or more to get a table. But no worries, as from what I observed while having our dim sum outdoor (indoor fully occupied) the queue seems to be moving fast too. And due to their old Chinese style of Yum Cha concept, you could also spot people from different nationalities as well.
Tak Po - Assorted Dim Sum Menu
From a glance at the Dim Sum menu above, you can roughly get an idea of what to expect from their list and pen down your orders on their ordering form(s) which would be placed on the table. Return the forms to the serving staff and just wait for about 5 - 10 minutes for your items to come.
Just for your information, there would be Appetizer (usually roasted peanuts) S$1.00 (per plate) and Wet Towel (S$0.30 each) given to each table and if you do not need them you could ask the serving staff to remove and these items will be deducted from your final bills too. And for those who required warm water /ice water there will be a charged of S$0.50 per cup so you might as well go for the Chinese Tea which is refillable at S$1.20 per person.
Siew Mai - 烧卖 (S$2.60)
My dim sum ordering list always included my favourite Siew Mai which I could have the basket of 3 siew mai for my own. The siew mai from Tak Po seems to a bit tough but the overall taste is still good for the price.
Rice Roll With Char Siew - 叉烧肠粉 (S$3.50)
The rice roll is very thin and smooth with fillings such as char siew (BBQ pork) or prawns to choose from. And the accompany sauce also blends well with the rice roll which is not too salty or overpower.
Chicken Feet - 豉椒风爪 (S$3.00)
For some of you, you either get freak out or enjoy this yummy dim sum delicacy which most older generation likes. But the gravy of the chicken feet at Tak Po is rather too thick and the sauce does not have that unique fragrance of my favourite chicken feet from most of the dim sum restaurant like Red Star.
Char Siew Bun - 蠔皇叉燒包 (S$0.90 per bun)
Pan-fried Carrot Cake - 香煎萝卜糕 (S$0.90 per slice)
Very old school kind of carrot cake and it goes well with their sweet and spicy chilli (must request the dried chilli from them).
Egg Tart - 香酥蛋挞 (S$1.10 per tart)
The egg tart has a flaky outer skin that we all love and the filling itself is smooth and wobble, not too sweet too.
Mango Spring Roll - 香芒春卷 (S$3.80)
This mango snack is made using Mango puree wrapped with a layer of nested spring roll wrapper and deep-fried till golden brown. It is served together with some mayonnaise dipping sauce and it is pretty addictive but I find it a bit too oily.
Crispy Yam Dumpling - 酥炸芋角 (S$1.00 per dumpling)
Crispy Yam Dumpling or also known as Woo Kok is one of the dim sum items which consists of delicious moist pork fillings wrapped with mashed yam and deep-fried till golden with a crispy outer layer. Now it is quite hard to find some really tasty yam dumpling so this one at Tak Po is still worth trying.
Tak Po - Assorted Congee and Dishes Menu
There are quite a huge range of Congee as well as side dishes like beancurd or claypot meats which you can order to go with the congee.
Century Egg With Lean Meat Porridge - 皮蛋瘦肉粥 (S$3.50)
Mixed Pork Congee - 猪杂粥 (S$4.00)
We ordered two types of Congee shown above and our favourite is their Mixed Pork Congee which filled with generous amount of ingredients like meatballs, pork liver, lean meat and etc. The porridge is smooth and tasty with the combination of the mixed pork ingredients and my kid love this as compared to the century egg congee above.
TAK POK DIM SUM RESTAURANT 42 Smith Street (opposite Chinatown Market carpark entrance) Singapore 058954 Telephone: (65) 6225 0302
Opening Hours: ~ Monday - Friday: 12.00pm - 10.30pm ~ Saturday, Sunday And Public Holiday: 8.00am - 10.30pm