A friend recommended 巧美面家 and we happen to stumble upon it during our first night, a branch along the famous 北京路. I ordered the usual prawn wontons while Bernard tried the famous Five Treasures or 五宝云吞 that consists of ingredients like crab roe, dried scallop and mini abalone. Great value at S$3 per bowl. Ordered a plate of fresh vegetables to share at about S$1.50. Love the vegetables at this time of the year, sweet and crunchy. The food was so good that we tried it a second time during our trip there. Try their QQ chewy noodles too.
Along the same stretch, you will also find 银记肠粉店, another shop recommended by the famous Hong Kong gastromer Cai Lan, as for 巧美面家. The chang fen or 肠粉 is soft and fresh! Our last night saw us going for desert at one of the many desert places around the area. At 五代同糖，we ordered mango shaved ice - a very large portion that justifies the S$6 desert.
We tried the famous 奶黄包 custard bun with the usual siew mai and har gao. Bernard ordered the chicken feet but the auntie got the order wrong and we were forced to take a medium-sized plate and we had like 4-5 pcs each. We tried to offer some to our fellow table-sharers but they politely declined. They were so amazed that we could finish the entire plate! Haha!
Something learnt while I was in HK; the Cantonese people usually order their Dim Sum one plate at a time, chat, drink tea before going for another. Only we the Singaporeans will order everything at one go and finish everything all at once. One look and they know we are foreigners... =P
Another place where we frequented during our trip was a fast food place just opposite the hotel, Cafe de Coral. Had one breakfast and two lunches there. =)
Looking forward to the next Canton Fair!