September 13, 2007 | Chinese Cuisine
Enticed by a promotional banner that Sands is offering 50% off for Dimsum, we decided to try it one Sunday morning. We arrived quite early so we can still get a table without queueing. After being seated, we were given a piece of paper to order the dimsum. We found out that the discounted items was only a small selection from the list, so we ordered the discounted items plus a pot of Chinese Tea (Oolong, if I’m not mistaken). The orders seemed to take forever to show up that we have to nag the waiters several times for our order, but other higher priced items were plentiful. There are stalls serving noodle, porridge, etc on one side of the restaurant and carts moving in and around the tables. I wonder if this is a tactic to “encourage” starved guests to go for the pricier items? We ended up picking up some of them. They tasted quite delicious, but as expected, expensive. We really disliked our tea because the water tasted so weird. It was salty. For a place of Sand’s caliber, using contaminated water to brew its tea is simply unforgivable. Overall, not recommended if you’re looking for an affordable dimsum.
Later, we went downstairs (to the Carrefour’s level) to a Chinese Tea Shop called Siang Ming Tea Shop (a branch from the one at Bungur’s), They got a vast selection of quality Chinese Tea and nice Yi Xing tea pots. Bought a pack of rose tea, and had several a cup of very decent tea prepared & poured by the owner herself.
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