Legendary Hong Kong, Rochester Commons, Singapore

@candidcuisine Time for a happy lunch with your aunties 😆 Jurong's Legendary HK recently opened at Rochester Commons so you don't need to go far for their dimsum! #sgfoodie #wheretoeat #choosehappiness ♬ 3:03 PM – しゃろう

Address: 10A Rochester Park, Rochester Commons, Singapore 139258
Opening Hours: Weekdays 11:00am – 3:00pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Weekends 10:00am – 10:00pm

For Legendary Hong Kong fans, the restaurant has recently opened a new location at Rochester Commons. Now, you don’t have to trek all the way to Jurong just to eat their legendary dimsum. I don’t know about legendary, but I always welcome an accessible Cha Chaan Teng anytime.

But this tearoom isn’t like a regular dimsum restaurant. In true Rochester Commons fashion, you’ll find that Legendary Hong Kong has opened one of the most beautiful cha chaan tengs in the island. The interiors spell colonial house. I’m instantly transported to the olden times which makes the tea experience extra special.

Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun

Regulars will tell you to get the Char Siew Chee Cheong Fun, which is incredibly silky. I find the soy sauce a little salty without any hints of sweetness so go easy on the sodium.

Or get the crispy prawn rice roll, which reminds me of Mott 32’s crowd favorite dish, albeit at a lower price point. The quality is a little far from Mott 32, but I would still order this any time of day. I wished that the soy sauce though is less salty.

Taro puff

Next, don’t forget to order the crispiest taro puff. I love taro puffs and they’re my must have if a dimsum restaurant has it on the menu. Always love the fluffiness of the fried bits.

Condensed milk buns

No cha chaan teng visit is complete without crispy condensed milk buns. Of course, you can always get a bolo bun with butter, or a HK style french toast. But for this visit, I opted for the crispy milk buns to see if they can be Tsui Wah’s. And true enough, I even like this better than the latter, because it doesn’t make my teeth hurt when eating it. Butter and condensed milk are generously slathered over the half bun, so that’s a huge check for me.

Roast Duck rice with salted egg and ginger

Loved the taste of the roast duck rice, which reminded me of the streets of Hong Kong. The meat is slightly tough to chew and you can’t easily separate the skin from the meat, so prepare to devour one entire strip of duck in one bite. That said, you can opt for duck breasts for $3 more, and you won’t have to wrestle with bones and skin.

It doesn’t hurt that the surroundings are as pleasant as the service, and there’s a great sense of escape if you plan to have a lunch here with your family or friends. I would recommend coming here instead of the one at Jurong. Prices are slightly $1-$2 expensive than So Good or Tsui Wah. Reservations recommended on weekends.