Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling

$4.00 · 13 Reviews

A chicken siewmai! Quite yummy, except I couldn’t really taste the charcoal very much. Slightly towards the pricey side, but burpple beyond’s 1-for-1 deal makes it much more reasonable for the wallet.

We visited on an early weekday evening and the restaurant was quite empty, allowing us to get seats for two easily.

Wrapped with charcoal skin and topped with ikura, a fusion siew mai that worth getting it.

The filling is the chicken & shrimp dumpling.

Some of my favourites and must try items are the Baked Salted Egg Custard Bun, Steamed Charcoal Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling, Japanese Dumpling, Fried Carrot Cake with X.O. Sauce and the Watercress Honey Ice Jelly!

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Deal: Burpple Beyond 1-for-1

Dim Sum Haus is a small eatery tucked away in Jalan Besar and to be honest, I wouldn’t have known about it if it wasn’t on Burpple Beyond. But I’m so glad that I found out about it! I particularly like their Steamed Charcoal and Shrimp Dumpling, which is an interesting take on the usual Siew Mai. It is bigger than the average Siew Mai, and is topped with prawn roe which gives it a nice bite. The shrimp and chicken goes well together, as well.

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A fairly cosy place; did not have to wait long to be seated! The baked liushabao is a MUST TRY and was easily the best liushabao I’ve tried!!! The skin was crispy and the salted egg yolk was rich and buttery! The steamed crispy rice roll with shrimp was also very good- soaked in tasty sauce and I loved the crunch that the fried bits added to each mouthful. Steamed charcoal Siew mai was also served piping hot and yummy. One thing though- the xiaolongbao was disappointing. Skin too thick, pork not flavorful, soup not enough. But overall a good dining experience, XO carrot cake was yummy too!


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Relatively new edition to the menu. It was surprisingly good as a sweet treat to end off the meal. Initially shocked to not see any flow when torn open but the initial disappointment went away once we tried it; it with a nice moist custard filling in a fluffy charcoal bun. We liked that it was light on the palette and not overly sweet. Available on #burpplebeyond, one can get 1-1 steamed/ fried dim sum, dessert or congee but do note that once you use Burpple, you can no longer use the #favesg 10% cash back!
📍@dimsumhaus57jlnbesar, 57 Jalan Besar, S208809 (near Jalan Besar Mrt)

An interesting fusion of seaweed chicken and tobiko in a dim sum form. It was pretty juice and flavourful, but not really my favourite since I still prefer the traditional dim sum offerings.


Those black savoury gems with crunchy roe are the perfect pick me up food.
📍Dim Sum Haus
57 Jalan Besar

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🤛 In all honesty, there is the long traditional Swee Choon up the street hence this newbie better be good. And indeed, the food is 👍👍! The steamed charcoal chicken and shrimp dumpling is exceptional with added golden roes to give it the crunchy texture. The baked salted egg custard bun (流沙包) comes close to Tim Ho Wan except that it is a bit smaller but just as delicious! In addition, instead of traditional steamed 肠粉 (rice roll), I find their crispy rice roll something new but refreshing! The dessert 桂花糕 (wolfberries osmanthus) is good too but might be a bit too sweet if you do not have a sweet tooth. All in all, although it might be slightly more expensive than Swee Choon, I feel the standard at Tim Sum Haus is very high! I might have tried only a few dishes but I am delighted that Jalan Besar has now another food gem in its mix. Worth it and highly recommended. 🐳 MerRyan is very happy! #merlion #merryansg #singapore #burpple #timsum

From top left, pictured are the:
1. Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce ($3.20++); This was just an average dish for me. Wasn't particularly soft, and a little dry.
2. Siew Mai ($3.90++); one of a must-orders for most during dim sum, it wasn't incredibly mindblowing but I liked that it felt lighter than your average siew mai. I'm just hazarding a guess, but I think they might've used more shrimp because it didn't feel as meaty as other ones I've had, which personally, didn't bother me too much.
3. Crystal Skin Mushroom Dumpling ($3.90++); I liked this! The skin was thin enough, while still retaining its slight elasticity, and the mushroom flavour wasn't too overwhelming.
4. Steamed Charcoal Dumpling ($4++); The dish I was looking most forward to, and I'm glad it didn't disappoint! Definitely a lighter "siew mai", and I know this is because they used chicken instead. What was particularly memorable was the roe on top, which gave a very pleasant crunch and a slight saltiness to the dish!
5. Deep Fried Shrimp Dumpling ($3.80++); The same plump shrimp used in their other prawn dishes, but the fried wanton skin encasing it we weren't particularly fond of.