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Yam’s Village Dim Sum Restaurant

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I can never get enough of dim sum. Unfortunately, it is usually available only during breakfast or lunch. So you can imagine my glee when I discovered  Yam’s Village at Downtown East – now I can have reasonably-priced dim sum anytime – even during dinner.
Crispy BBQ Pork Buns $3.50

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The dim sum restaurant is an offshoot of Yam’s Kitchen located at E-Hub which is popular with the nearby residents. The restaurant is helmed by Kelvin Yam, who won gold at the International Young Chef competition 2011 in China.

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Egg Tarts

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The steamed chicken claws with black truffle oil ($2.80) was pretty good.

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I don’t touch glutinous rice. But I couldn’t resist this Lor Mai Kai ($2.80). The sausage was lean and rice flavourful, and the small portion convinced me that I wasn’t ingesting too much carbs, hurhur.

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The mini Yuan  Yang Dumplings ($3.80) were just what I was craving for – carb-guilt in mini portions!

Yams-VillageIn addition to dim sum, the restaurant also serves a pretty decent Klang-style bak kut teh ($8.80) chockful of pork ribs, pig intestines, beancurd sticks and golden mushrooms. It’s a great choice for a one-dish meal.

Yam's Dim Sum VillageThe meatball congee with century egg ($5.80) was passable. I felt it didn’t have enough texture.

Yam’s Village is a nice casual eating place for family outings or simple gatherings, and not too crowded for now. The service can be a little slow, but the pleasant service staff make up for the slight wait. It’s also nice to see the chefs making your dim sum at the open kitchen. I’ll be going back to try more dishes, and adding on photos to this post. So check back often :)

Yam’s Village Dim Sum Restaurant

1 Pasir Ris Close
#01-35 Downtown East
Singapore 519599
Tel: 6584 6678
Opening Hours: Mon to Fri – 10:00AM to 10:00PM; Sat & Sun – 10:00AM to 10:30PM


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Cosfest XI – A Safe, Imaginary World

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I was out for my evening walks with my camera, looking for interesting creatures to shoot at Pasir Ris Park. Little did I know I would bump into a Monkey God, Power Rangers, and loads more that would propel me into a world of mystical – and comical – creatures.

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The Golden Warriors at Cosfest XII
Downtown East was hosting its 12th cosplay convention (yes, cosplay’s a serious business with regular summits and meetings), and I simply went shutter-happy. I wasn’t sure which characters most of them were playing, but I had the utmost respect for the players’ effort and dedication to bring their favourite characters to life. Sometimes, being in costume makes you feel safe & mighty, that you can do wonders and accomplish things you never could in the real world. It may not a bad thing to dream in this crazy world we live in. Besides, what’s really normal nowadays?

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Power Rangers! Oh so nostalgic

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The Superheros are here to save us!
The Ironman suit is quite a sight :)

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Superheros or not, we all feel the heat LOL

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Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

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Battle of the warriors?
Nah, it’s just a friendly posing match :)

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This was the first time I have seen Chinese mythical characters at a cosplay event – so cool! We should have more of them!

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And what all the otakus came for – pretty babes

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New-age Fairy Godmother?

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I want their costumes. Period.

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Nose bleed. And she’s all ready to beat the haze.

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I know this one – it’s from a popular Japanese anime!

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I seriously don’t mind wearing the white boots

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Free candy! I wonder if it gives free hugs too…

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Oh this mother-daughter combination is so, so cute!

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I was amazed at this person’s chin – it’s reaaally that long & narrow. *baffled*

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Come on, let’s do battle! No thank you, I will definitely lose, unless it’s a food fight!

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Dun you just wanna save this damsel?

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Dun mess with this lady

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Glad to see the cosplayers having fun themselves heh

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Don’t mess with this one with the flying daggers

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Glamour couple

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Fallen Angels? Horny Angel?

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I love the hair, so gonna get the wig!

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Even the auntys were excited and went around posing with the cosplayers, kawaii neh!

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Awwww…the sweetest love of them all

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Sexy cowgirl, yee-haw!

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So cute, the Harry Potter-ish glasses

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Banging head on the wall, or what the Chinese call ‘long-piak

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Here’s how you fight a baddie, little one…

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And here’s the cutest of them all – a bouncing horse LOL I sure enjoyed my little encounter with the imaginary world! :)