Update : As of July 2010, Jin Xuang Hong Kong (Kuchai Lama) Dim Sum has taken over this restaurant.
It was one of those days when a ‘railway track’ needs to be altered for a change. Not wanting to eat the same thing for the past few weeks, I’ve decided to change my breakfast location on one fine hazy weekday morning.
I’ve been to this place once and that was way back last year. This restaurant is located about 5 minutes drive away from my house and it is famous for its dim sum.
I got to know about this restaurant due to its massive crowd on weekends especially on Sunday morning. It is a frightening sight as they arrange tables up to the parking slots outside of the shop.
As usual, I would normally go for the ‘must-have’ items in the menu. For start, the Lean Meat & Century Egg Congee was pretty good. The congee was smooth and there was ample amount of ingredients such as meat, egg and dried oysters.
One of the highlights (or favourite dishes) of that day was the Har Kow (prawn dumpling). The ‘wrapper’ wasn’t thick at all and the prawns were crunchy. Best of all, there were more than one prawn per dumpling!!
The Steamed Prawn Rice Rolls was pretty good as well. Like others, the prawns were fresh and crunchy and the chili was good.
Fried prawn rolls were equally alright too. But sadly, it was quite oily as I saw the amount of oil at the surface of the plate. It was so oily that I could use them (the oil) to fry an egg. Urrghh…
What surprised me the most was the size of Siew Mai (meat & prawn dumpling) and Steamed Beancurd Rolls. It reminded me of the ones I had in UK as they were big. Filled with bits of prawns, meat and lards, the Siew Mai was alright.
The Steamed Beancurd Roll wasn’t bad either. Though it was sweeter (but not overly sugar sweet) than normally it should be, it tasted quite alright.
The steamed BBQ meat dumpling (Char Siew Pau) and red bean paste dumpling were good as well. They weren’t dry at all yet they were pretty fresh.
All in all, it was pretty good if you ask me. The dim sum was fresh yet the environment was clean. The price came up to about RM27 (including 1 pax of tea).
Compare this to that of Pang Ki Dim Sum (in Sri Petaling), the price over here is slightly higher but the portion is slightly bigger. They steamed the dim sum upon receiving the order and they used bamboo baskets for their dim sum – pretty much of Hong Kong style, I would say.
A32, 34, 36, Jalan 1/116B,
Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama,
58200 Kuala Lumpur.