Did you know that “126” or “wan dou sek”, means “found something to eat” in Cantonese? This 24 hour, always-packed, HK-style eatery has an extensive menu with some really creative items.
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126 Sims Avenue
Singapore 387449

Tuesday:
12:00am - 12:00am

Wednesday:
12:00am - 12:00am

Thursday:
12:00am - 12:00am

Friday:
12:00am - 12:00am

Saturday:
12:00am - 12:00am

Sunday:
12:00am - 12:00am

Monday:
12:00am - 12:00am

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Price

~$15/pax

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Reviews at 126 搵到食 (Sims Avenue)

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Chee Cheong Fun Roll ($4.20)
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A surprising find from 126 Dim Sum at Sims Avenue. This CCF (aka rice roll) with mushroom filling was panfried till golden brown then topped with the usual cheong fun sauce giving the overall taste a spin. Really enjoyed this new find! Most of the other items I tried were decent to my liking but not something which I would travel for specifically.

Century Egg Porridge ($3)
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My staple order when having dim sum. This was from 126 Dim Sum at Sims Avenue. The porridge was of a thicker consistency and was chock full of ingredients like minced pork, loads of century egg and topped with fried garlic chips and spring onion. Really appetizing!

The Lowdown:
Not your typical Cantonese chow-down, but the variety they offer is quite surprising.
Give it a try— it's just conveniently downtown, and more wallet-friendly than those higher end traditional dim sum diners.

Order this: Fried yam/ carrot cake; it is one of the best I've had.

The breakdown
From top to bottom in the image, here are my ratings from "meh" to "fair".
• Chee cheong fun(猪肠粉)
Rice noodles rolls were meh. The sauce was oddly starchy, reminding me more of a Hokkien paste than the Cantonese soy sauce most of us are familiar with.
• Char siu bao(叉烧包)
BBQ pork buns were eh. The pork could have been better seasoned.
• Hor yip fun(荷叶饭)
Lotus-wrapped rice was fair— actually it was better than I was expecting
• Minced meat Cuttlefish porridge(墨鱼粥)was fair. Pink cuttlefish were quite chewy; some prefer that. There was barely any minced meat in it. I don't imagine they evenly distribute ingredients in their dishes.

Pity they didn't have Dan tat(蛋挞)Egg tart or Char siu sou(叉烧酥)BBQ pork pastry on the menu. These are usually what defines the classic dim sum experience for me.

126 (Wan Dou Sek) is definitely one of my favourite dimsum places. Their dimsum is all made fresh and their menu has a really impressive variety of food, with lots of variations of dimsum!

I particularly like the sauce on the chee cheong fan here- not the typical soya sauce or red sauce, but a sort of gravy like sauce that is so addictive. The fried carrot cakes are also amazing - they're fried so well that it just tastes out of the world. The kong-ba baos have the perfect ratio of fat, meat and bao!!! If you like sweet stuff, their malay cake is also really nice and fluffy, and they definitely match 126's distinctive bright yellow walls! I guess it's safe to say that I like everything I've tried here.

Travelled all the way to Geylang from the west for this meal 😂 with my bffs @tingest and @bahblahh. I must say the fried carrot cake (those random squares on the pink plate) and the signature beancurd with mango salad was 😍😍😍😍😍😍. The carrot cake is so small but has a damn nice crisp exterior and is super soft and yum inside. The rest okok la haha wouldn't travel specially to eat here again. #burpple

Guilty food trip 🍽

Their fried food ( intestine, prawn dumpling, soft-shell crab) fare much better than their steamed dim sum (siew mai that's tasteless?) *Chee Cheong Fun* would be highly recommended with their unique , thick sweet sauce! However avoid their man tou with Chili crab sauce at all costs as it was terribly sweet and the level of spiciness tend to be absolutely absent!

Enjoyed the fried chicken wings the most out of this lot, warm and well coated in salty goodness. The BBQ pork chee cheong fun had a gamey taste, not to my liking. The siew mai were seriously puny—we ordered the basic siew mai though, so maybe opt for the king prawn version if you visit so they might come in larger serving sizes.
#126DimSum

Don't we just love our suppers 😍 Popular late-night supper joint, especially amongst S'pores & M'sians. Have been here countless of times over the past 8 years. They have a wide selection of uniquely created dishes that is worth trying! I've never really liked this place initially, but it grew on me.

Rating: 7.5/10

Will i return/recommend: Yes/Yes

Pros: Open 24 hrs. Wide menu offerings. The constant crowd makes the place vibrant and lively. Go for their unique dishes. Fav: Chee cheong fun (crab and prawn), steam egg w bird's nest, pumpkin w shark fin soup, fried tofu/scallops/mini char siew baos, porridge.

Cons: Very grubby place. I don't like their generic dim sum dishes, they do a really bad job at it. Worst i've tried: Steamed char Siew buns, har gow (& similar steamed dumplings), pork ribs, siew mai, fried frog legs.

Price: S$25.47 for everything pictured

The dim sum here is siew mai favourite with their creative ideas- crispy carrot cake, pork belly bun, potato fries prawn dumpling,otah are recommended

126 Dim Sum (搵到食), Pronounced as Wan Dou Sek. Located in the Heart of Geylang, the Unofficial Food Capital of Singapore well at least to me. 🎏
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Probably one of the most Authentic Hong Kong Dim Sum in Singapore in terms of Ambience & Service. 🇭🇰
Some of the Must-Order includes: Pork Belly Buns 扣肉包 (S$3.50), King Siew Mai 烧卖王 (S$4.50), Pork Ribs 排骨 (S$3), Fried Carrot Cake (S$4), Chee Cheong Fun (S$3.80) & Many More!! 😋
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ACAMASTIPS💮: Open 24/7, go to 126 Dim Sum at 126 Sims Ave for a Cheap & Comforting Dim Sum anytime of the day. Order the drinks as well go for Sugarcane or Longan. 🍹 PS: Skip the Liu Sha Bao as it doesn't Liu. 🖖🏻

TGIF dinner! Open 24hrs, look out for the neon lights along the streets to locate this hole in the wall.

Top 3 favs were the century egg porridge (generous amt of ingredients, super flavourful), crispy carrot cake (crispy on the outside and fluffy inside, amazing), and the longan sea coconut desert (not too sweet). Brilliant conclusion to another week.

Come here if you're looking for an extensive range of affordable, unique dim sum, porridge and even crab dishes - special mention goes out to the chee cheong fun roll ($3.80), steamed carrot cake ($3.50) and decent HK-style BBQ pork buns ($3.50). This place is also open 24 hours for all you supper-goers. 😛

Loved the steamed crab with lots of minced garlic, best part is that it's only $12! The steamed items were a tad dry, would recommend the beancurd skin roll instead!

One of my favourite supper places is Wan Dou Sek (揾到食) or better known as 126 Dim Sum in Geylang along Sims Ave.

The establishment appears to be a hole in the wall from the outside but once you go through the PVC strip curtains at the entrance, you see many eager and hungry patrons ready to dig in.

I love most of the dishes but my heart is reserved for the Chee Cheong Fun served with a unique thick sweet sauce, huge King Siew Mais with loads of flavours and crunch, Shrimp Dumplings with the translucent skin and thick shrimps and the light yet tasty century egg minced pork porridge.

I have a few issues with the place. Firstly, there are many food outlets and heh... hotels in the area so parking is scarce. Secondly, the seating in the restaurant is also limited and cramped unlike Swee Choon. Thirdly, poor attention to detail as some of the shrimp in the dim sums are not deveined and you can see that long black colon running through its back.

Overall, great place, great food and opened 24 HOURS DAILY!

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