Demona: "Notti" Dogma was planning to go for a long wine tasting session despite the fact that we are back into square one long distance relationship = time is little = time is crucial = time is precious = still want to run off to drink wine?????. In order to pacify me, he had to buy me... CHAR SIEW PAOS! For this CSP sucker face queen, myself.
We decided to have dimsum nearby my place, at Shawhouse's Kamboat.
Demona: Jeng jeng jeng jeng! It sure was easy to please a girl who loves to glutton herself out! Sadly, the CSPs were oversteamed, causing the pao to be damp and soggy. The meat ingredients were so so.. overall, the paos were disappointing.
Demona: The har kaus were the biggest turn off in dim sum brunch session. The prawns had some wierd funky chemical-like taste in them (maybe oversoaked in the bicarbonates). After one bite, I could not take the second bite no more. Dogma finished the rest of them. He was quite alright with the taste of the har kaus.... ehehehe.. Dogma constantly becomes my foodie dustbin. :P
Demona: The XO fried carrot cake was only so so. Honestly, I couldn't even taste the XO at all. Maybe I took the wrong square piece :/ They were also very oily. Arteries clogging up!
Demona: The egg tarts weren't too bad. It probably was the winner for the day. The pastry layer was quite flaky, sweet, crunchy. The egg layer was also smooth, soft, with a hint of sweetness. The tarts were very small although they looked fairly big from the photo.
Verdict: Our last experience here was actually good. Totally opposite from what we were getting this time around. Our conclusion was: last trip, we came late and the lunch crowd had already left. This trip, we came on a brunch, on a Sunday. The restaurant was packed to the brim. Maybe the two-armed chefs were trying to do an eight armed octopus job... the quality may have been comprimised.
We probably will aim Marina's Kamboat branch if we want to give Kamboat another try again. 30% promotion discount! And our visits there had not disappoint us too!