‘Dim Sum’, ‘Brunch’ and ‘Buffet’ are three exceedingly buzzed-about terms in Singapore’s food language. Put them all together at a location like The St. Regis Singapore’s famed Yan Ting Restaurant and there you have it –heaven in a real world.
Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumpling with Black Truffles
The weekend brunch at Yan Ting includes unlimited portions of high calibre dim sum, comforting Cantonese favourites, scrumptious appetisers, soul-warming soups, a variety of seafood and meat dishes, rice and noodles, and desserts. On top of that, each diner gets one serving of Double Boiled Abalone Soup with Chicken and one portion of Lobster steamed with Egg White and Hua Diao wine.
Double Boiled Abalone Soup with Chicken
Lobster steamed with Egg White and Hua Diao wine
All these for just $98++ per person for the non alcoholic brunch, $48++ per child (4-12 years old), and $138++ per person for the alcoholic brunch that comes with unlimited flow of Chinese tea, soft drinks (coke and sprite), juices (orange, pink guava and fruit punch), Tiger Beer and house wine.
Steamed Barbecued Pork Honey Glazed Bun ‘Char Siew Bao’
The menu is extensive. Quality doesn’t decline despite the variety and having huge quantitities dispatching from the kitchen at swift speed. Some items take longer to arrive, but are definitely worth the wait.
“Xiao Long Bao”
Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Bun
A popular item in the Dim Sum category, the Steamed Salted Egg Yolk Bun (Liu Sha Bao) at Yan Ting certainly met our high expectations. The molten filling flows with a rich and smooth consistency, with adequate filling to bun ratio.
Oven-baked Barbecued ‘Char Siew’ Pastry with Almonds
The Oven-baked Barbecued ‘Char Siew’ Pastry with Almonds is a highlight. The crisp flaky pastry that isn’t too thick encases tasty and moist char siew filling. You won’t be able to stop at one!
Minced Pork Congee with Century Egg
For comfort food, a range of congee is available: Shredded Chicken Congee, Sliced Fish Congee, Pork Liver and Kidney Congee, Shrimp Congee and Minced Pork Congee with Century Egg. They come in small portions to leave you with space to try more variety! Those with hearty appetites can order multiple portions like I did.
Poached Spinach with Tri-Colour Egg
I tend to avoid greens, but the Poached Spinach with Tri-Colour Egg lured me to it with the melange of eggs –salted egg, century egg and regular egg.
Marinated Beef’s Cheek
Barbecued Pork with Honey Glaze, Roasted Duck, Soy Sauce Chicken and Crispy Roasted Pork
Crispy Roasted Pork
Carnivores will be pleased with the vast selection of meat dishes available on the menu.
Deep-fried Beancurd in Salt and Pepper
Crispy Roasted Duck in Taro Crust
The Crispy Roasted Duck in Taro Crust is a must-try. Duck meat usually gravitates to the tougher side, but here it remains moist and tender underneath the crisp and light taro crust.
Deep-fried Live ‘Soon Hock’
Deep-fried Cod Fillet coated with Crispy Cereal
When it comes to piscatorial matters, every item is well executed but the Deep-fried Cod Fillet coated with Crispy Cereal is a standout.
Steamed Live ‘Soon Hock’ in XO Sauce
I wish I could try every single item but there are over 80 varieties on the menu, and I only have one stomach. I’d definitely return for more!
Mini Egg Tart
Desserts include Steam Honeycomb Cake, Glutinous Rice Dumpling coated with Peanuts, Nourishing Herbal Jelly, Mini Egg Tart, Mango Pudding, Chilled Mango Sago Cream with Pomelo and Refreshing Aloe Vera Jelly with Fresh Fruits.
This has got to be one of the best dim sum buffet experiences I’ve had. Yan Ting at The St. Regis Singapore is a must-visit for dim sum lovers and buffet lovers alike.
There are two seatings for the weekend brunch: first seating from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and second seating from 1pm to 3pm.
Do make reservations to avoid disappointment.
The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U
29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Tel: (65) 6506 6887