Victor’s Kitchen is a popular name to many of the students and cubicle rats working around the area and the small humble- looking eatery hidden within the establishment, has been known to be a popular dining spot with many during office lunch hours. Serving classic Dim Sum items in a nod to Hong Kong’s tradition, one can expect a simple and non- fanciful dining experience over at Victor’s Kitchen.
Victor’s King Prawn Dumplings ($5.00)
The dumpling encased prawns that were neither crunchy nor too soft while the skin was thin but sticky. The skin was stuck to the metal pan while I was trying to pick it up with my chopsticks but unfortunately, the skin was torn apart rather too easily. Victor’s King Prawn Dumplings were probably just passable to me and I must say that I was quite disappointed.
Queen Sized Siew Mai ($4.00)
In contrary to the name of the dish itself, the servings were quite small. Though it fared pretty decent in the taste department due to the significantly strong pork flavour, it failed to move me as I thought that it was not particularly remarkable.
H.K. Style Pan Fried Cheong Fun ($4.00)
My friend had recommended this dish to me and I thought that it was surprisingly satisfying in both taste and texture. When savoured, I had taken utmost pleasure in how the differing textures of crispiness and chewiness complemented one another in the mouth. Furthermore, the fragrance from the charred parts of the exterior layer was deliciously comforting.
Rosey Wine Char Siew Bun ($4.00)
A classic that has hardly ever failed me and should have been easy to please, Victor’s Kitchen rendition of the familiar favourite was made with a twist and I had certainly not liked the rather weird fusion of flavours in the filling of the bun. I took one bite and left the rest untouched.
Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun ($4.00)
The widely acclaimed Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun did not disappoint, and I would pay return visits just for this item alone. The famed item was indisputably one of the best renditions in Singapore, with its molten state of full- bodied Salted Egg Yolk filling that oozed out when the bun was split open. Bursting with flavour, each mouthful was a symphony of sweet- salty notes and I must admit that the gastronomical pleasure was rather soul satisfying. Victor’s Kitchen’s Golden Egg Yolk Lava Bun has certainly lived up to its reputation and it is definitely a must- try!
Crispy Golden Shrimp Rolls ($4.00)
The execution of the dish was not that heavy and I thought that it tasted well enough without the accompanying sauce provided alongside. Done just the way one would enjoy it, the crisp from the outer skin and the gratifyingly crunchy textures from the filling within, had certainly stole my heart.
Scallop, Sausage Carrot Cake with XO Sauce ($4.50)
I was rather bowled over by the accompanying XO Sauce that was the perfect accompaniment for the uncommonly prepared dish. Personally, I had strongly believed that it was the XO Sauce that had saved the dish from mediocrity as it provided for a riot of sweet and spicy flavours that hit the spot for me. There was a lack of other ingredients in the dish though, namely the Scallop and Sausage bits. Nevertheless, I could not restrain myself from the dish and I had still polished the bowl clean anyway.
Double- Boiled Egg White with Fresh Milk and Almond Juice ($3.50)
Victor Kitchen’s Double- Boiled Egg White with Fresh Milk and Almond Juice would be the kind of hot dessert one would look forward to on a cold and rainy day. The dessert boasted an intense milk taste and it grew on one with each spoonful of quivering pudding. The eatery’s rendition of the dessert had definitely reminded me of the one while I had at Yee Shun Milk Company in Hong Kong.
Some of my friends have warned me about the lack of service over at the eatery but during my visit(s), the staff and all were rather courteous and polite. I have no particular complaints about their service standards as to me, it is a mere eatery anyway. Considering that the prices of the Dim Sum items were close or around restaurant prices, I would have expected more from the eatery since there was quite a number of disappointing misses. Then again, I would not mind making a trip down to Victor’s Kitchen for a quick and simple fix to satisfy my Dim Sum cravings and even more so, for their Golden Egg Yolk Lava Buns.
Sunshine Plaza #01-21
91 Bencoolen Street
Contact Number: +65 9838 2851
Tuesdays to Sundays, 10.30am till 8.00pm
Closed on Mondays