BFF’s Recommendation: TungLok Teahouse at Far East Square

TungLok Teahouse mushroom pau

One BFF of mine turned 68 yesterday, and it was his idea to pop by TungLok Teahouse at Far East Square for an early lunch today. He said that the novelty mushroom pau is interesting and highly recommends the deep sea giant garoupa as well. As you see in the picture above, the mushroom-lookalikes are actually pau with mushroom filling. I have to commend the chefs – it must take quite a bit of effort to make the pau resemble shitake mushrooms. Taste-wise, it’s perhaps nothing to rave about as they could have been more generous with the filling. But these paus are so Instagrammable, right? 😀

And the main dish that BFF Steven wanted to order again was this Deep Sea Giant Garoupa ($38). This portion comes from a huge 38kg fish and I did not know what to expect – would it be tough and dry? However, it turned out rather chewy, and doesn’t taste like garoupa I’m used to. Anyway, you can choose between two cooking methods for this dish: (1) Braised Giant Garoupa Belly with Roast Pork and Garlic or (2) Steamed Giant Garoupa with Black Fungus and Garlic. We had the steamed version:

TungLok Teahouse Deep Sea Giant Garoupa

We also ate a lot of dimsum that I did not take pictures of. The char siew pao is good, and so is their har gow. The deep-fried items all turned out well so go ahead and order those when you dine at TungLok Teahouse.

What I like most about this restaurant is the effort put into the decor – from the retro-looking chairs and tables, to the paintings on the walls:

TungLok Teahouse

TungLok Teahouse Far East Square


7-13 Amoy Street, #01-01,
Singapore 049949
Tel: +65 6877 1123

Also at Square 2:

10 Sinaran Drive, #01-73,
Singapore 307506
Tel: +65 6893 1123