Dian Dou De (Hei Yuet Lau)

December 01, 2013 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Dian Dou De (Hei Yuet Lau / 点都德)
57 Zhong Shan Road
Yuexiu District
Guangzhou
Guangdong 510080
China

144 Huangsha Avenue
Liwan District
Guangzhou
Guangdong 510000
China


https://baike.baidu.com/item/点都德


Special Roast Pigeon (CNY ¥18 / SGD $3.70, per piece)



Good Cantonese Dim Sum With Both Traditional And Modern Dishes

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 7
Service: 8
Value for Money: 9
Spent about CNY ¥73 / SGD $15 per person.


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Located in the Yuexiu District within Guangzhou, Dian Dou De (Hei Yuet Lau) is a traditional and popular restaurant, specialising in all-day Cantonese Dim Sum / Tim Sum / Dian Xing. Typically crowded throughout the day, Dian Dou De offers tasty and cheap dishes, wide variety, good service, and a comfortable atmosphere.

Ambience at Dian Dou De is comfortable and welcoming. The interior is spacious, and floor layout is linear and organised. The main decor at Dian Dou De is the large stained glass ceiling decor, as well as traditional Chinese wall finishings, which lend an Imperial feel. Tableware is fine porcelain, with beautiful designs.

Service at Dian Dou De is very good. Staff will prepare the items for the tea washing ceremony for you, and are generally efficient and observant, though not attentive due to the huge place. Dian Dou De staff can't converse in English, and the menu doesn't have English descriptions either, so visiting for someone who can converse in Mandarin or Cantonese is recommended.

Food at Dian Dou De revolves around Cantonese Dim Sum, and they have a good range / variety of options. Food is tasty and ingredients used are fresh. Dian Dou De popularity is also due to its all-day offering, and their really cheap / affordable prices.


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The inerior is spacious, comfortable and has a nice elegance of sophistication. Menu and receipts are in Mandarin Chinese, and being able to somewhat read the characters is essential.
























The standard Chinese Cantonese Dim Sum dishes are well executed, though there are a few misses. Overall, very good food, with sufficient portions.

Congee


Congee


Dumplings Shrimp Har Kao


Dumplings Shrimp Har Kao


Dumplings Shrimp Har Kao


Roast Pork Loin Bun Char Siew Pau


Roast Pork Loin Bun Char Siew Pau


Roast Pork Loin Bun Char Siew Pau


Salmon Salad Wasabi Tart


Salmon Salad Wasabi Tart


Salmon Salad Wasabi Tart


Siew Mai


Siew Mai


Siew Mai


Siew Mai


Steamed Pork Ribs Black Bean Sauce Style


Steamed Pork Ribs Black Bean Sauce Style


Rice Noodle Rolls Prawn And Crispy Bits Red Chee Cheong Fun


Rice Noodle Rolls Prawn And Crispy Bits Red Chee Cheong Fun


Rice Noodle Rolls Prawn And Crispy Bits Red Chee Cheong Fun


Rice Noodle Rolls Prawn Chee Cheong Fun


Rice Noodle Rolls Prawn Chee Cheong Fun


Rice Noodle Rolls Prawn Chee Cheong Fun


Tea


Tea



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Update Aug-2017: Returned to Dian Dou De (Hei Yuet Lau / 点都德) after 3 years plus, and they're doing even better than before, with more outlets opened across Guangzhou, China. Ambience at Dian Dou De remains comfortable and welcoming, with the usual stained glass decor and sturdy wooden furnishings lending an oriental feel. Service at Dian Dou De is still very good, staff are attentive and efficient, and display good product knowledge on the menu. I also commend them for being proactive, offering to top up water for the tea, and clearing away empty / dirty plates during the meal. Food at Dian Dou De is focused on traditional Chinese Cantonese dim sum, and having tried other versions elsewhere, I'm happy to say that the quality of food here is above average. With 108 types of dim sum, the variety is extensive, and most dishes remain tasty. Prices are still affordable too, budget CNY ¥73 / SGD $15 per person for a meal here.

The Thrice Fried Noodles (CNY ¥20 / SGD $4.10) has yellow egg noodles stir-fried in light soy sauce, along with Jinhua ham and spring onions. Nice smoky wok hei / breath of the wok, quite satisfiying.

Thrice Fried Noodles
Thrice Fried Noodles (CNY ¥20 / SGD $4.10)



The Xiang Mang Coconut Mango Sandwich Cake (CNY ¥18 / SGD $3.70) has a wobbly soft texture similar to pudding, while the fresh fruity sweet flavour of the cake makes this light dessert a perfect way to finish a meal here.

Xiang Mang Coconut Mango Sandwich Cake
Xiang Mang Coconut Mango Sandwich Cake (CNY ¥18 / SGD $3.70)


Xiang Mang Coconut Mango Sandwich Cake



The Liwan Boat Congee (CNY ¥23 / SGD $4.70) has a rich, thick rice congee, filled with pork loin, pig's stomach, spring onions, century egg, shredded egg, and crackers. Good comfort dish.

Liwan Boat Congee
Liwan Boat Congee (CNY ¥23 / SGD $4.70)



The Fried XO Sauce Carrot Cake (CNY ¥23 / SGD $4.70) is really addictive. The soft cubes of daikon radish have a slight crispy edge, with a bold liquour, shrimp, and sesame oil flavour, savoury salty sweet in taste. The spring onions and chili lend both texture and a light vegetal taste. Highly recommended!

Fried XO Sauce Carrot Cake
Fried XO Sauce Carrot Cake (CNY ¥23 / SGD $4.70)


Fried XO Sauce Carrot Cake



The Golden Shrimp Dumplings (CNY ¥28 / SGD $5.70) are beautiful. While I felt the dumpling skin is a little too thick for my liking, the fresh sweet savoury prawn / shrimp and garlic chives filling is juicy and delicious, lightly bursting to release the tasty flavours within. Good!

Golden Shrimp Dumplings
Golden Shrimp Dumplings (CNY ¥28 / SGD $5.70)


Golden Shrimp Dumplings



The Pork & Chives Dumplings (CNY ¥20 / SGD $4.10) are large and satisfiying, the lightly steamed dumpling having a thick, sticky skin, and a juicy filling of minced pork and garlic chives. Wish there was some sauce to go along with this though, as the flavour, while sweet vegetal in taste, is also very light, almost one-note.

Pork & Chives Dumplings
Pork & Chives Dumplings (CNY ¥20 / SGD $4.10)


Pork & Chives Dumplings



The Ba Zhen / 8 Treasures Pork Feet In Vinegar Ginger Sauce (CNY ¥26 / SGD $5.30) has large, fatty meaty pig's trotters, slow stewed in a mix of 8 Chinese herbs, served in a sharp sour black vinegar and ginger sauce. The gelatinous and tender texture of the pig's trotters is nicely savoury herbal, contrasted by the sauce / gravy. Good!

Ba Zhen / 8 Treasures Pork Feet In Vinegar Ginger Sauce
Ba Zhen / 8 Treasures Pork Feet In Vinegar Ginger Sauce (CNY ¥26 / SGD $5.30)


Ba Zhen / 8 Treasures Pork Feet In Vinegar Ginger Sauce



Loved the Special Roast Pigeon (CNY ¥18 / SGD $3.70, per piece), which have a crisp, salty savoury skin, and clean-tasting, sweet savoury meat. Juicy and piping hot, the squab, which are young domestic pigeons, are served with plum salt for dipping. As part of the service, plastic gloves are provided for you to portion the pigeon by hand.

Special Roast Pigeon
Special Roast Pigeon (CNY ¥18 / SGD $3.70, per piece)



The Honey Pork Buns (CNY ¥18 / SGD $3.70) are hot and fluffy, peeling open nicely to reveal the juicy savoury filling of honey marinated pork within. The sweet caramelised flavour of the meat and fat is delicious. Highly recommended!

Honey Pork Buns
Honey Pork Buns (CNY ¥18 / SGD $3.70)


Honey Pork Buns






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