Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum 寄託港式点心

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Monday: 07:30 - 16:00 Wednesday: 07:30 - 16:00 Thursday: 07:30 - 16:00 Saturday: 07:30 - 16:00 Sunday: 07:30 - 16:00

2 Bukit Batok Street 24
#09-18
Singapore 659480

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Friday:
Closed

Saturday:
07:30am - 04:00pm

Sunday:
07:30am - 04:00pm

Monday:
07:30am - 04:00pm

Tuesday:
Closed

Wednesday:
07:30am - 04:00pm

Thursday:
07:30am - 04:00pm

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Had this amazing handmade dim sum shop at industrial. Even though menu is limited, it is delicious in order to prefect its craft. Each item is $3 or less if I remember correctly so worth to go and try.

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Have been hearing a bit about a certain Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum 寄託港式点心 that is hidden within the Skytech Building in Bukit Batok — there have been some posts around on social media about their dim sum around. While the stall is currently located at a coffeeshop that is situated at the top level of an industrial building, it seems that Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum was actually an establishment that was formerly from another location which we had intended to visit for quite some time. Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum was formerly located within a coffeeshop at Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33; its Facebook page still reflects that address as its location, and is still marked as “permanently closed” — not yet updated since their closure in March 2022. We are uncertain of when Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum had actually opened in Skytech Building, though Google reviews does suggest a time period of five to six months before our visit made in May 2023. Occupying just a single stall unit, Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum is one of the few stalls within the coffeeshop that operates on weekend. The menu here is considered as one that is rather limited in the number of items that they serve up, though still comprises of steamed and fried items, as well as steamed Pau and Chee Cheong Fun as well.

Our visit to Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum had quite a number of highlights, though the item that really left a strong impression for us was actually the Custard Bun. Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum adopts a style similar to that of dim sun restaurants in its operations — orders are made via an order chit where patrons can mark the quantity of each dish that they wish to order using a pencil; once the orders are confirmed by the stall owner and that payment is made, an electronic buzzer will be given to the patron so that the patrons can be paged to collect their order once it is ready to do so. Just like majority of the items being served at Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum, the Custard Bun is served in a quantity of three (3) pieces; again, probably what one would expect at a dim sum restaurant than a coffeeshop stall serving dim sum in the heartlands. On first look, the Custard Bun here is sized a little bigger than the Custard Lava Bun which we are used to seeing at dim sum restaurants around. Picking up one of the buns and sinking our teeth into it, we thought that the bun itself was pillowy-soft and fluffy; the dough carried a light whiff of fragrance as well. It is worth noting that the Custard Bun is named without the word “lava” or “molten” in its namesake — the custard filling therefore isn’t flowy in the Custard Bun here, and does not have to be. That being said, the custard filling here is well made; despite its non-molten nature, the filling was actually sufficiently moist so that the custard filling was not all clumpy and paste-y — the custard actually carried a good balance of savouriness and sweetness, whilst not being all grainy and dry which we found to be easy to eat and especially well-executed. Definitely not the typical molten lava salted egg custard bun here, but still one that is especially well-executed.

Having tried a couple of items from Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum, we must say that we are actually very impressed with all the dishes that we have ordered — it is actually rather difficult for a single dim sum stall, and especially one that is located in a coffeeshop setting in the heartlands to serve up items that are constant hits on the menu. Other notable items that we found to be a must-try at Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum includes their Fried Carrot Cake — their rendition comes piping hot and without the XO but it comes with an especially crisp batter with smooth, jiggly insides that is filled with fibrous radish; the Siew Mai also deserves a mention for folks who prefer to go for an item that fits into the classic definition of dim sum as well. It does seem that Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum is all about serving up good Hong Kong-style dim sum to their patrons even back in the days where they are located at Blk 323 Bukit Batok Street 33 — they had mentioned that their closure back then in March 2022 was due to high inflation. They have managed to keep prices pretty low at their current Skytech Building location — all items that we had ordered came up to a grand total of $18; the items being priced between $2.50 to $3.50 each, which makes us wonder how much profit that they are making with the sale of each item especially after deducting their overhead costs since it is priced pretty low. Nonetheless, Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum is a spot that is well worth to make a special trip down to check out for dim sum junkies that love well-executed dim sum at wallet-friendly prices; the selection may be limited, but it does feel like a lot of care has been placed into the making of each item — something that also speaks about the chef’s skill as well. It is needless to say that we would probably find ourselves back at Ji Tuo Hong Kong Style Tim Sum some day — a hidden gem in the West that is waiting to be uncovered!

tasted similar to soon kueh with pepperish taste but filled with enoki mushrooms instead. would prefer if skin was slightly thinner but a yummy dumpling i’ll reorder!

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the sauce was extremely fragrant with the perfect kick of spice! almost made it into our favourites.

a classic done well, with a good skin to prawn ratio. we had 2 baskets of this.

not the usual flowy lava type but still a good ol’ custard bun.

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