Famous local dim sum landmark that’s synonymous with the phrase “dim sum supper” in Singapore, and is especially popular among large groups of diners even in the wee hours. Located across five shophouses along Jalan Besar, the menu variety at Swee Choon ranges from Hong Kong-style and Shanghai-style dim sum, to handmade Chinese La Mian noodles, classic local stir-fried dishes and traditional local Chinese desserts.
Start with crowd-favourites such as the signature Mee Sua Kueh, a deep-fried vermicelli cake created by Swee Choon, the freshly-made Xiao Long Bao (steamed soup dumplings), and rich, oozy Liu Sha Bao (Salted Egg Custard Bun), before moving on to the unique assortment of dim sum that includes the Prawn & Banana Fritters, and the Shanghai-style Drunk Chicken in Shaoxing Wine. For something more substantial, opt for the ‘Big Pau’, a steamed bun filled with minced pork, chicken, egg & shitake mushroom, or try the range of La Mian noodles that’s made in-house, depending on where you seat.
Apart from the simple, partially air-conditioned interior, Swee Choon is also known for the its vibrant, and sometimes noisy alfresco back alley seats. We recommend going with a large groups, order a variety of items and soak up the atmosphere. You can choose to take away your dim sum too, but there’s no guarantee the queue will be any shorter, unless it’s lunch time.