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Anti:dote @ Fairmont Singapore

Once a year on this day, I get to choose a place for a special treat from him. To think of it, this might be our 1st high tea after all these years. We ordered both the Anti:dote tea set & the Oriental tea set at $38++ per set. The only difference between the 2 sets is with the appetizer.

We had a pot of TWG tea each from their wide selection & it’s refillable.

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black truffle scrambled egg2
Black Truffle Scramble Egg – This comes with the Anti:dote tea set. The scramble egg is infused with truffle taste & is stored in the egg shell with the black truffle on top. Kinda waste to dip it with the bread stick. Preferred to eat the scramble egg on it’s own to savor the truffle taste.

Dim Sum – This comes with the Oriental tea set. Consist of shrimp har gau, chive dumpling & scallop siew mai. However both of us does not take chive & they gladly replaced the chive dumpling to another schrimp har gau for us.

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Here’s the interesting chest of drawers. The top tier are the sweets, the 1st drawer are the savory, the 2nd drawer are scones & lemon pound cake, the last drawer not in the picture are the homemade strawberry jam, devonshire clotted cream & lemon curd for the scones & 2 take home cookies.

Well, both of us are really not sweet person. Tried very hard to finish all of it. Consisted of:
Strawberry gateau, raspberry, lychee pearl
Apple delight, almond crumble
Karukera chocolate mirror tart
Earl grey éclair
Anti:dote rum baba
Macaroon (tasted like lemon flavor to me)

rum baba
Close up of the rum baba. An interesting dessert where you can adjust the liquor level according to your liking.

This is our favorite tier. Enjoyed most of them especially the lobster roll. The cucumber & dill salad, cream cheese tasted a bit weird though.
Consisted of:
Smoked salmon, crème fraîche, caviar
Boston lobster roll, herb mayonnaise
Cucumber and dill salad, cream cheese
Prosciutto, onion jam, aged cheddar
Coronation curried chicken

Both the scones & pound cakes are kinda dry. We just tasted a bit of each & left it there.

It’s a very visually appealing & interesting high tea set. Both of us enjoyed the appetizers & most of the savories. We decided that high tea is not really for us who does not really enjoy sweet stuffs. The sweet stuffs are just too overwhelming for us.

Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road Level 1
Singapore 189560


Tel: 6431 5315

Opening Hours:
Daily: 3-5pm


Dim Joy @ Neil Road *Closed*

I first visited this place with an ex colleague & we absolutely enjoyed our dim sum in an uncluttered, air conditioned environment. I’ve been wanting to bring him here & finally he has time to join me for lunch.

King Shrimp Har Gao ($4) – My all time favorite. Here the har gao is 1.5 times meatier than what’s usually served out there. The name tells it all, king shrimp, huge & succulent.

Siew Mai ($3.50) – There’s more prawns than meat in their siew mai & I preferred this version. Basically anything with fresh prawn goes for me.

Honey-Syrup Char Siew Bao ($3.50) – Something he needs to order to make his dim sum meal feel complete. The white part is fluffy & soft but I personally feel that it will be better if there’s more char siew inside.

Pan Fried Radish Cake ($3.50) – One of the best radish cake I’ve eaten. Not too oily & there’s small bits of something inside that makes it more flavorful.

Savoury Beancurd Skin Roll ($4.50) – Actually I preferred the steam version of this but they don’t have it here. The skin is crispy & the filing is quite vegetarian. Not too bad.

Prosperity Pouch ($4.50) – Something interesting I don’t find else where. However, seems like most of my companions don’t really fancy this but I like it! The skin is made of fried egg & inside is some carrot, mushroom etc in a sweetened gravy.

Custard Bun ($3.50) – This is my favorite. The one served here is really good. You can feel the texture of raw sugar in the custard & it’s not too sweet. Be prepared to wait about 15 to 20mins for this though.

I’m glad that he enjoyed the food too. We’ll definitely be back again for quality good dim sum.


Dim Joy
80 Neil Road
Singapore 088842

Tel: 6220 6986

Opening Hours
Weekdays: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm
Weekends: 10am-3pm, 5pm-10pm
*Closed on Tues