Restoran Zhung Kong Dim Sum

Restoran Zhung Kong Dim Sum

Restoran Zhung Kong Dim Sum

Pork NoodlesPork Noodles (RM5.00)

Siew MaiSiew Mai (RM3.30)

Prawn DumplingHar Kow (RM3.80)

Char Siew PauChar Siew Bao (RM1.30 / piece)

Prawn Rice RollPrawn Chee Cheong Fun (RM3)

Preserved Egg MaiPreserved (Century) Egg Mai (RM3.30)

Fried Prawn RollsFried Prawn Roll (RM4.30)

Coco Sweet Corn PauCoco Sweet Corn Bao (RM1.10)

After digging and browsing through my old archive, I noticed that I’ve yet to write about this place; Restoran Zhung Kong Dim Sum. I’ve no idea why I missed it but maybe it’s the food being forgettable that made part of the reason as they didn’t impress much. While it is said to be famous amongst the folks living around that area, in my opinion, the dim sum was just mediocre at best with passable marks. Visual wise, Siew Mai and Har Kow (prawn dumplings) were alright but the skin (of the latter) was too thick compared to normal translucent standards. That can be said too for the Prawn Rice Rolls (Prawn Chee Cheong Fun) as the rice skin was as thick (if not thicker) than the ones found in Har Kow. The chili oil, however, did provide some kick to the dish albeit not a fiery one though. Coming from a corn lover, I didn’t like the Coco Sweet Corn Pau as it tasted as fake as I could remember. The bun itself was dry and has powdery aftertaste while the sweet corn filling was a disappointment. And surprisingly, for a dim sum joint, they do serve pork noodles too… and boy bad mistake it was. The bowl of noodles was light in flavour despite good amount of pork and lards in it. It lacked of the distinctive taste of a good bowl of goodness. The only saving grace for the (breakfast) meal was the Fried Prawn Rolls. The wrapped skin was crispy with ample prawns within it. Nevertheless, being overwhelmed with lots of misses than hits, I didn’t really like the overall affair. But then again, maybe it’s just me who thought so. So, try it out and tell me what do you think.

Address:
No. 17, Jalan Bunga Kantan,
Off Jalan Genting Kelang,
53000 Setapak,
Kuala Lumpur.




More often that not, new eateries were introduced to me through recommendations by my friends and/or colleagues. Whether I asked for new places or they mentioned about it frequently, somehow or some way, I will end up at that particular recommended shop / restaurant eventually.

Restoran T.T.K.

And it was such the case for this restaurant which I got to know via my colleague. Tucked in a quiet neighbourhood of Pandan Jaya, it is said that they serve / sell one of the best bak kut teh (BKT) dishes outside of Klang area (the birth place of the legendary well loved dish). It is also said that they were really famous back in the days when they were selling in Pudu market before moving to this location. Locating this restaurant was a breeze because we got our coordinates right (and also thanks to Google Maps, in a way).

Chilies

The restaurant was partially filled when we arrived at about 730PM and by 8PM (or so) there were very few vacant tables left. The waiter who took our order were really fluent in Cantonese and that he spoke really fast left us stunned momentarily.

Double Boiled Bak Kut Teh with Extra Herbs

BKT and steamed fish were their forte but it was their Double Boiled Bak Kut Teh with Extra Herbs (RM32) that got us there in the first place. Initially, we were served a normal one due to our confusion and/or mistake but thanks to the friendly and understanding waiter, he changed ours to the former (double boiled one) in a jiff.

Double Boiled Bak Kut Teh with Extra Herbs

Came in a huge porcelain bowl, it can easily feed two person. Despite being called BKT, I somehow felt that it was more of herbal soup than that of BKT as it lacked of the distinctive BKT trademark taste. But then again, I could be wrong though as I’m so used to the one I frequent to.

Double Boiled Bak Kut Teh With Extra Herbs

Nevertheless, it was hearty herbal-y soup that could easily warm one’s soul. Chunks of fork-tender meat, ribs, mushrooms and pig stomach were found in the soup. Oh yes… there were abundance of wolfberries and other unidentifiable chinese herbs too which made the soup rather naturally sweet. The fork-tender meat was infused with herbs while the mushrooms didn’t overpower the taste… which I doubt they could anyway.

Yam Rice

Their Yam Rice (RM1.60) was pretty good too. Each grain of rice was infused perfectly with the essence of yam and there were tiny yam cubes which were soft and tender. I made a mistake of opting for a normal white rice as the yam version went really well with the BKT.

Tau Fu Pok

Vegetables

You Tiao

There was nothing to shout about for the vegetables and tau fu pok (beancurds) as they were just normal. The you tiao was average too despite being slightly crispy on the exterior.

Restoran T.T.K.

The meal came to RM50 (on the dot) for two person including a pot of tea. The Double Boiled BKT pretty much dominated a huge chunk of the bill but it is understandable since they used extra chinese herbs and what’s not to boil this hearty soup. The cleanliness of the restaurant was slightly better than I expected while comfort was assured since the restaurant was open air. Would I return again? Definitely… if I’m craving for extra ‘strong’ version of BKT.

Address :
No. 1, Jalan Pandan 8/6,
Pandan Jaya,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.

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GPS Coordinates : 3.139445, 101.739557

Business Hours : 6PM – 2.30AM Daily (Closed on Mondays)