Mouth Restaurant (Maxwell)

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Mouth Restaurant - Assorted Dim Sums - Part 2
Mouth Restaurant, also known as Mouth Kitchen, offers Chinese cuisine in downtown Singapore. It is famous for its freshly handmade dim sum served during lunch hours. Other popular dishes include Chilli Crab, Peking Duck & Phoenix Fish.

Mouth Restaurant 地茂馆

Mouth Restaurant 地茂馆 is a Chinese restaurant that started off in Chinatown in 1998. It was previously known as Mouth Kitchen 地茂小厨 and is famous for its self made dim sum and Hong Kong roasts. It used to operate several outlets in Singapore, but has is currently left with one outlet in Maxwell.

Mouth Restaurant Dim Sum Menu

Below are its dim sum menu items and prices:

Steamed Dim Sum 清蒸点心

  • Steamed Beancurd Roll 鲍汁鲜竹卷 (3 pcs 件) – $5.40
  • Mouth’s Prawn Har Gao 地茂鲜虾饺 (4 pcs 件) – $6.20
  • Steamed Siew Mai with Prawn 鱼子虾烧卖 (3 pcs 件) – $5.60
  • Mouth’s Steamed Xiao Long Bao 地茂小笼包 (3 pcs 件) – $5.40
  • Steamed Spicy Chicken Claws 桂林蒸凤爪- $4.80
  • Steamed Boneless Pork Ribs Meat in Black Bean Garlic Sauce 蒜鼓蒸排骨肉(去骨) – $5.40
  • Steamed Char Siew Bao 蚝皇叉烧包 (3 pcs 件) – $4.50
  • Spicy Vinegar Sauce Mini Dumpling 京川迷你饺子 (5 pcs 件) – $5.80
  • Steamed Organic Black Garlic Prawn Dumpling 有机黑蒜石榴球 (3 pcs 件) – $5.20
  • Steamed Stuff Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf Wrap 迷你荷香珍珠鸡 (2 pcs 件) – $5.20
  • Steamed Fresh Prawn Rice Roll 鲜虾肠粉 (3 pcs 件) – $5.80
  • Steamed Char Siew Rice Roll 蜜烧叉烧肠粉 (3 pcs 件) – $5.40
  • Chili Crab Meat Bun 辣椒螃蟹肉包 (3 pcs 件) – $6.20
  • Truffles Infused ‘Gold Fish’ Dumpling with Scallop in Soup 松露金鱼袋子汤饺 (1 pc 件) – $6.80 

Vegetarian Dim Sum 素食点心

  • Steamed Truffle Crystal Dumpling with Wild Fungus 黑松露野菌饺 (3 pcs 件) – $5.00
  • Steamed Vegetarian Dumpling 娥姐素粉果 (3 pcs 件) – $4.60
  • Deep Fried Vegetarian Spring Roll 炸素春卷 (4 pcs 件) – $3.40

Half-Vegetarian Dim Sum 半素点心

  • Steamed Tomato Vegetarian Dumpling 养生番茄菜饺 – $4.80
  • Extra Soft Sugar Coconut Sugar Sponge Cake 松软椰香马来糕 (1 pc 件) – $4.00

Fried Dim Sum 油炸点心

  • Pan Fried Beancurd Spring Roll 脆皮腐皮卷 (3 pcs 件) – $6.00
  • Top 10 Baked Cream of Salted Egg Yolk Bun 十大流沙包 (3 pcs 件) – $5.80
  • Deep-fried Banana Prawn Roll 香蕉脆虾筒 (3 pcs 件) – $6.00
  • Deep-fried Prawn Dumpling 沙律明虾饺 (4 pcs 件) – $5.80
  • Deep-fried “Chopstick” Prawn Spring Rolls 筷子鲜虾春卷 (4 pcs 件) – $5.40 
  • Pan-fried Carrot Cake 香煎萝卜糕 (3 pcs 件) – $4.50
  • Baked Flaky Skin Egg Tart 酥皮蛋挞 (3 pcs 件) – $4.60
  • Baked BBQ Pork Pastry 蜜汁叉烧酥 (3 pcs 件) – $4.80
  • Sautéed Carrot Cake in Spicy XO Sauce 极品酱炒萝卜糕 – $9.80
  • Sautéed Rice Roll with Prawn and Char Siew in XO Sauce 极品酱炒鲜虾叉烧肠粉 – $9.80

Beverages 饮料

  • Asahi Beer 向日啤酒 (per bottle 每瓶) – $8.00
  • Tiger Beer 老虎啤酒 (per can 每罐) – $8.00
  • Carlsberg Draft Beer 嘉士伯鲜啤酒 (per bottle 每瓶) – $7.00
  • Guinness Stout 黑啤酒 (per bottle 每瓶) – $8.00
  • Coke 可口可乐 (per can 每罐) – $2.80
  • Diet Coke 怡健可乐 (per can 每罐) – $2.80
  • Sprite 雪碧 (per can 每罐) – $2.80
  • Green Tea 绿茶 (per can 每罐) – $3.00
  • House Blended Ice Lemon Tea 自制柠檬茶 (per glass 每杯) – $3.80
  • House Blended Barley Water 自制薏米水 (per glass 每杯) – $3.00
  • Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice 鲜橙汁 (per glass 每杯) – $4.00
  • Fresh Honey Dew Juice 鲜蜜瓜汁 (per glass 每杯) – $4.00
  • Lime Juice 酸甘汁 (per glass 每杯) – $3.80
  • Chinese Tea 中国茶 (per pax 每人) – $3.80
    Jasmine茉莉花 / Pu-er普尔 / Tie Guan Yin铁观音 / Chrysanthemum菊花
  • Mineral Water矿泉水 (per bottle 每瓶) – $3.00
  • Boiled Water冷热水 (Hot/Cold) (per pax 每人) – $1.00

For other menu items like appetizer, seafood, noodles, congee, Hong Kong roasts, desserts, click here.

Mouth Restaurant Dim Sum Review

Mouth Restaurant is located in Airview Building on Maxwell Road, directly opposite the famous Maxwell Food Centre and Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) Building. While there is no shelter from a MRT station to its outlet, it is centrally located between Tanjong Pagar, Chinatown, Outram Park and Telok Ayer MRT stations. When the new Maxwell MRT station starts operating, it will be just 2 minutes walk away from the station.

For this trip, we made a reservation via Eatigo with 50% off for a lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived at the outlet on-time, there was no queue at the door and we were ushered in promptly. As we entered the restaurant, we find the interior a little dated. There were around 20 to 30 diners in the outlet and there were a few empty tables. We were then led to our table right at the end of the restaurant, nearest to the restroom. As the table was round, the seats were not fully utilized (as seen in our photos above), and the three of us sat in an awkward triangular arrangement. The table cloth, cutleries and environment was not the cleanest expected of an air-conditioned restaurant.

Nonetheless, we proceeded to take our seats. While we were doing so, the usher asked our preference on the beverage. Though we wanted to go through the menu before deciding, she was impatient and told us we have to order beverages for the Eatigo reservation. The three of us ordered the Chrysanthemum Tea ($3.80 per pax) to let her prepare the tea while we take some time to go through the menu.

It was only about 2 minutes later, another male server with a tray of roast pork came past our table and asked if we would like to have them. The server was peddling it to us as “hot from the oven” though it looked cold and unappetizing after passing many tables. We politely rejected the offer. From entering the restaurant to browsing through the menu, we felt the haste and pressure with just a few minutes in Mouth Restaurant. 

After a couple more minutes going through their menu, we finally placed our order. We ordered Top 10 Baked Cream of Salted Egg Yolk Bun ($5.80), Steamed Siew Mai with Prawn ($5.60), Mouth’s Prawn Har Gao ($5.80), Mouth’s Steamed Xiao Long Bao ($5.40), Steamed Char Siew Bao ($4.50), Steamed Stuff Glutinous Rice in Lotus Leaf Wrap ($5.20), Baked Flaky Skin Egg Tart ($4.60), Baked BBQ Pork Pastry ($4.80), Century Egg & Shredded Meat Congee ($5.20) and Shrimp Wonton in Soup ($8.80).

The dishes were served rather quickly and all of them came in less than 10 minutes. Among all the items, we highly recommend getting their Salted Egg Yolk buns. The buns were crispy on the outside and hot and moist inside. As you have your first bite on the bun, the sweet and savory liquid egg yolk flows out of the bun. It was one of the best Salted Egg Yolk buns we have had in Singapore. The other items tasted average and can be found at other common dim sum chains like Ding Tai Fung, Tim Ho Wan and Crystal Jade. There are also better Hong Kong style egg tarts served at Joy Luck Teahouse that is about 5 minutes walk away.

In summary, we had a full lunch. We rate the quality of their food a 3/5,  their service a 3/5 and environment a 2.5/5. We give their value-for-money a 4/5 considering we paid about $11 per person after having a 50% off from using Eatigo. If there was no discount, we do not think their price justifies their location, service and environment even if we put its food quality on par with popular dim sum chains located in shopping malls (we made a price comparison between similar items with Tim Ho Wan and found there is not much of difference between the two). 

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