Since 1991, D’Bun 利满 has been based in Katong, quietly plying its trade in the heritage zone of Joo Chiat, a traditional bakery famous for its handmade baos and dimsum. It serves a wide variety of hand-made steamed baos, traditional baked pastries such as egg tarts, char siew bao and its highly popular “chan” bun (餐包), on top of other savoury and local delights. True to the spirit of tradition, D’Bun adheres to traditional methods of food preparation, and continues to roast its charsiew in-house over a charcoal fire to impart a smokey flavor to its famous charsiew bao.
D’Bun takes pride in providing delicious food for their customers while aiming to preserve a slice of Singapore food culture and make their much loved products enjoyed by everyone.
“Chan” Bun (餐包）is one of D’Bun’s signature items which is extremely popular. True to its reputation, these soft and fluffy baked bun were filled generously with sweet and juicy charsiew. The slightly-densed buns are tender with each bite, and you can tell that a lot of effort was made to fill the buns with the sweet and savoury roasted pork. This was the highlight of the night, everyone was complementing how tasty it was.
The Pork Bao (大肉包) is filled with chunks of pork and each bao has a hidden hardboiled egg! The pork is marinaded and cooked in their proprietary sauce and a dash of rice wine to produce a hearty rustic bao. The savoury pork filling is so hearty, making it such a filling dish.
The crust of D Bun’s egg tarts (蛋挞) are rich and buttery. Paired with smooth and firm custard, these delectable egg tarts come with a right balance of sweetness and simply enjoyable. However I would prefer it to have a stronger eggy taste and buttery aroma. If you like your egg tart base thicker and pastry-like, I find that you will definitely enjoy D Buns’s egg tarts.
The Beancurd Roll is one of my favourite item! These rolls are well-packed with fish, tofu and minced pork. You will definitely be amazed at D’bun’s rendition of beancurd rolls, and I’m not kidding when I say that their portion sizes are HUGE! Each roll is about more than twice the usual size, and is extremely delicious. Definitely an item that you must order from D’Bun.
Crispy deep-fried fish skin covered with salted egg yolk sauce, these were so addictive!!! Anything coated with salted egg is enough to grab my attention, and this is definitely a heavenly combination. Each skin is coated with fragrant salted egg seasoning, and deep-fried to perfection. Salted egg has always been a star ingredient in many cuisine and food items, and this no doubt won me over.
The Siew Mais are pretty impressive too. Meat used for D’Bun’s Siew Mais are leaner yet still juicy and delicious.
D’Bun also produces and package foods for special occasions such as longevity buns (寿桃) for birthdays, religious and Chinese cultural events, baby first-month (满月) food gift sets, and items for festive occasions such as Lunar New Year, Mid-Autumn festival and Dragon Boat Festival. This is definitely the place you should look at when buying traditional Singapore snacks, dim sum and seasonal goodies!
D’Bun Pte Ltd
En Grill & Bar
Address: 358 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427603
Contact Number: +65 6345 8220
Address: 177 River Valley Rd #B1-20 Liang Court, Singapore 179030
Contact Number: +65 6837 0778
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