I’ve never stepped into Feng Shui Inn (风水廷) until now as I had heard that the food at this restaurant isn’t cheap. Furthermore, it made headlines several years ago when a diner was charged $1224 for a fish dish!
On a sudden whim, my hubby and I decided to go try the dim sum at Feng Shui Inn as we’ve already tried almost all other restaurants around the resort (except those in the casino as we can’t enter unless we pay the $100 levy).
To get to the restaurant, you’ll need to enter Crockfords Tower and take the lifts to Level G2, where the VIP entrance to the casino is also located.
The interior of the restaurant has a modern design which was quite tastefully done and the lighting inside made it look quite cosy.
We found the motifs on the cover of the menu matched those on the walls of the restaurant.
Upon scrutinising the menu, I found that the prices of the dishes weren’t that scary (i.e. prices were typical of an expensive Chinese restaurant) but most of the seafood dishes were at market prices, so you’d better check with the staff on their actual prices before you order them, else you could be in for a rude shock!
Anyway, we were there for their dim sum and here’s a look at their menu, which has all the prices listed.
We ended up ordering a total of 8 dim sum dishes and 3 desserts!! Initially we had placed orders for the Steamed Minced Wagyu Beef Balls with Bean Curd Skin and Pineapple Custard Barbecued Pork Buns, but were later told they were unavailable (i.e. sold out!! – this was at 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon). Oh well…
Anyway, here’s what we tried (the names of the dishes listed are as stated in their menu)…
Baked Barbecued Pork Puffs (鲍鱼叉烧酥) – $5.20 per serving
The name of this dish in Chinese states it is an abalone char siew puff. This was a flavour bomb as the filling was sweet and the pastry was fragrant. I couldn’t really find any abalone in it and wondered if it contained abalone sauce instead? Having said that, I did like this puff a lot and it will go into my must-eat list if I come here again.
Lobster Dumplings with Cream Sauce (龙虾白汁批) – $8 per serving
Technically these are mini pies and not dumplings as stated in the English name of this dish! The pastry had a buttery fragrance which I like and it went well with the creamy sauce inside. I loved this savoury dish but my hubby didn’t like it as he felt it was too sweet, so I was only too happy to finish the remaining piece! ^_^
Steamed Rice Rolls with Barbecued Pork & Enoki Mushrooms (金菇叉烧肠粉) – $7 per serving
Mmm…similar yummy tasting char siew as the one in the puff that we had earlier. Overall it was a nice combination with the enoki mushrooms. The cheong fun was also done just right and didn’t fall apart when we picked it up.
Steamed Pumpkin Cakes with Conpoy (干贝蒸金瓜糕) – $6 per serving
This was a steamed dish which was quite thick and definitely contained more pumpkin than flour but I didn’t really fancy it as I thought it tasted a little plain. My hubby on the other hand said that he liked it. I think I prefer having pumpkin cake which is pan fried, but that’s just my personal preference.
Steamed Superior Prawn “Har Kow” (风水虾饺皇) – $7 per serving
Each bite-sized morsel contained a fresh, plump and springy prawn and tasted quite nice.
Steamed Pork & Mushroom “Siew Mai” (北菇蟹肉蒸烧卖) – $6 per serving
This siew mai was packed with various ingredients, plus the fish roe on top of it was springy and gave an added crunch.
Deep-fried Bean Curd Skin Roll with Prawns (鲜虾腐皮卷) – $7 per piece
My first bite was a little disappointing as I felt it was tasteless (probably cos beancurd doesn’t have much taste anyway?). However, I concluded that you’ll need to coat it with a generous helping of its accompanying mayo dip to bring out its flavour.
Bird’s Nest Dumpling (燕窝灌汤饺) – $11 per person
The dumpling was filled with lots of tasty ingredients but I didn’t like the soup, which had a porky flavour. Even though I had put quite a substantial amount of the accompanying red vinegar into the soup, it still didn’t improve how I felt about the soup.
…and now moving on to the desserts!!
Baked Egg Tarts with Bird’s Nest (燕窝旦挞) – $5 per piece
The pastry in this tart was a little flaky and I was glad that the custard didn’t have that strong eggy taste which I don’t like. Overall, it was very sweet (as expected of a dessert) and was quite nice, except for the fact that it was gone in just one mouthful!
Double-boiled Sweetened Almond Cream with Glutinous Rice Balls (杏仁茶汤圆) – $8 per person
The almond paste had a very strong almond flavour which can be an acquired taste to some. Those who like it will love it but those who can’t stand the almond smell will detest it. The glutinous rice balls were of a good size and were filled with a black sesame paste which oozes out after you’ve bitten into it.
Chilled Mango, Pomelo & Sago Cream with Ice Cream (杨枝甘露雪糕) – $9 per person
Full of mango goodness, this mango soup contained bits of mango and pomelo and was topped with a scoop of ice-cream. This dessert was nice and its taste is similar to that of other good HK dessert shops in the country.
Verdict: My favourites were the baked barbecued pork puffs, steamed rice rolls with barbecued pork & enoki mushrooms and lobster dumplings with cream sauce. The rest of the dishes didn’t impress me that much as they tasted like those which I can get at other restaurants serving good quality dim sum but at cheaper prices than the ones here.
A word of advice – do check your bill carefully before you make your payment! The Pineapple Custard Barbecued Pork Buns were added to our bill even though we had been told they were sold out and they also charged us for 3 bowls of the Mango dessert, so we had to get them to amend the bill!
Feng Shui Inn (风水廷)
Crockfords Tower, Basement 1M, Level G2
Resorts World Sentosa
10 Sentosa Gateway,
Lunch 11:30am – 3pm
High Tea 3pm – 5:30pm (Last order for Dim Sum at 5:15pm)
Dinner 5:30pm – 11pm (Last order at 10:45pm)
Supper 11pm – 3:45am (Last order at 3:30am)
Tel No: +65 6577 6688
Getting There: Directions can be found at the Resorts World Sentosa webpage.