All-day-long dim sum with a modern twist and tantalizing tipple is what Stacked’s all about.
Contributed By Yong Yung Shin
While some take the purist approach by staying as true to tradition as possible , the new Stacked Dim Sum Bar located at Robertson Quay prefers to veer the other direction with some atypical dim sum creations.
Fusing Italian, English and Thai flavors into its recipes, the chilled-out eatery serves up five signature dumpling creations at the moment. One crowd-pleaser is the Margherita Dumpling, stuffed with chewy mozzarella cubes, shredded basil and diced tomatoes—go ahead and raise that eyebrow, but if mooncakes can be recreated into champagne truffle treasures, dim sum chefs should be able to enjoy the same liberty, no?
There’s also the Thai Beef Basil Dumpling, paired with fish sauce, and for duckmeat lovers, the Duck Dumpling with generous portions of shredded meat served with a hoisin dip, is nothing short of interesting. Each basket of five dumplings is priced at S$8.90.
Of course, fans of traditional classics are not neglected—the menu includes siew mai, har kau, pan-fried dumpling with chives, beancurd with prawns, creamy custard pau and others. The specialty is the Chilli Crab Pau, which lets you indulge in the Singaporean favorite without getting your fingers dirty or smelling edible for the next 24 hours.
The Salted Egg Squid, coated with savory, golden yolk crumbs, is scrumptious too. These classic dishes are priced from S$4.50 to S$12. The dim sum set platters start from S$15 for a set of three baskets, and is available all day long.
Bites aside, Stacked’s Asian Mojito (S$16) is a tipple with an edge. Muddled with lemongrass, ginger and chilli padi, it adds a fiery kick to the conventional mojito (diehard chilli padi fans like yours truly will find it hard to resist squashing the chilli with the back of the stirrer for an even more heady mix).
Those who like fruit beers will love, as we did, the North Taiwan Lychee or Honeydew Beer (S$11), which goes down as sweet and refreshing as the first whiff promises. Its variation of the Mango Sago Pomelo (S$7.90) comes with the option of Peach Vodka—sounds odd but try it and be well rewarded.
Happy hour deals are 1-for-1 on all house pours, beers and wine by the glass daily until 9 p.m.
The open-air interior oozes an urban, industrial feel with the use of unfinished wood panels and bare bulb wires. There are also cheery yellow bar stools and cozy lounge sofas. Blackboards on the wood-paneled walls spell out the daily specials and promotions, and two big screens allow sports enthusiasts to catch goal-makers and other newsmakers in action; box office movies will also be screened on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday evenings.
It’s a fresh concept, really—one bound to draw in the traffic as long as the kitchen continues to deliver.
Stacked Dim Sum Bar
60 Robertson Quay, #01-13
+65 9677 8281