For egg tart aficionado such as tmcy, this was a must-try and while we generally prefer the pastry base, this was a decent rendition with a rich egg filling.
The steamed sponge cake or ma lai gao was a clear winner among the dishes as it was so fluffy and soft that almost melted in our mouths. A delicate pull would pry open the soft cake and release a lovely fragrance set to whet your appetite!
With a couple of other dishes such as carrot cake, the bill came to about S$31.50 for the three of us. While it was not the best dim sum hideout with most of the dishes tasting pedestrian at best, the old school ambience is surely one to reminisce. It also felt as if we were catapulted to the 80s in Hong Kong and what is worthy of mention was that despite the busy crowd, the service was in fact decent and we were not pressed to relieve of our seats.
Overall verdict: 6.5/10
Hwa Nam Restaurant
244 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: (65) 6453 3645