A Little Dim Sum Place @ SS2 Petaling Jaya

A Little Dim Sum Place at SS2 is yet another recommendation from a reader – M@Y, who told to me that this is her favorite place for dim sum. Like always, if there’s good food being recommended and it isn’t too far for me – I will definitely try it. So keep the suggestions coming!
I actually imagined A Little Dim Sum Place to be a typical tea restaurant like any other dim sum outlet. But to my surprise it turned out to be a small and packed restaurant, just like its name implies.

king-of-shiu-mai

My first impression upon seeing the menu prices was that A Little Dim Sum Place is not a cheap place. With that, I could only hope their food is good and hence justified by the prices we are paying. Luckily the first dim sum – King Of Shiu Mai @ RM5.50 delivered with flying colors.
Big, fleshy and most importantly fresh prawns were stacked on each other to create this delectable siu mai. Bursting with flavors and served piping hot, I don’t know what’s there not to like about it.

sweet-dragon-beard

Sweet Dragon Beard @ RM3.60 – was a dim sum that seemed more like a dessert to me.It is actually a 50-50 combination of banana and red bean paste rolled in crunchy strands of sugar (the Dragon Beard) Quite interesting for me considering it was my first time trying, and it was quite good too.


har-gao

Har Gao (Prawn Dumpling) @ RM3.60. Again, the fresh and succulent prawns were the reason it was delicious. If you noticed, the skin was very thin and translucent.. nice.

sharkfin-dumpling

Sharkfin Dumpling @ RM2.80 – not sure if I really tasted any sharkfin in it but it was tasty nonetheless.

lily-scallop-roll

Lily Scallop Roll @ RM5.80 had an interesting name so we ordered it out of curiosity. If you are expecting only scallops and lily bulbs then you would probably end up disappointed like me, as each roll (made of bean curd skin) actually contained lots of other ingredients like mushroom and bell peppers.
The presence of other strong tasting ingredients ultimately overtook the scallops’ flavor. Rather average if you ask me.

scallop-treasure

Since most of the items we had were good except for the Lily Scallop Roll, we decided to order one last dim sum called Scallop Treasure @ RM5 – thinking that it should probably turn out good like the rest as well.
Too bad it had to be the most disappointing one among all for being bland. Seems like any dim sum related with scallop are not good eh?

little-dim-sum-place

Overall, I would say that A Little Dim Sum Place serves one of the better siu mai and har gao. And just those 2 items alone were enough to warrant a second visit for me to try the other dim sum. What I shown here is only a fraction of what they have to offer.
By the way, I hope they will do something about the seating, as the tight seating arrangement in a small restaurant creates a very cramp atmosphere.

A Little Dim Sum Place
No.12 Jalan SS 2/63,
47300 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7873 1878

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17 thoughts on “A Little Dim Sum Place @ SS2 Petaling Jaya”

  1. The waiting time for the dim sum here is quite long. So its best to order the dim sum earlier. People waiting for seats may give you the “please leave your table” kind of look when you are waiting for the next dim sum to be served.

  2. I think for any dimsum lover, you guys should definitely try out “Kong Mah” Dim Sum Restaurant in Kg Baru, Sg Buloh (somewhere opposite Sg Buloh Leprosy Centre). They have a variety of dimsum ranging from normal siu mai to Black Pepper Prawn Siu Mai ( I know this sounds weird) to dimsum made from Lala and mussels!

    I am not too sure about the price, but I bet it’s definitely cheaper than the ones in hotel. Go on the weekends (although it’ll be packed) cause I personally think that the dimsum are fresher at this time :)

  3. The place was relocated in Aug 2010.
    Current location;
    24, Jalan 27/70A
    Desa Sri Hartamas
    Contact: 012-991-6500
    (I had to find this out at the closed shop. Luckily the relocation banner was still there)
    Most of the choices are good though a bit pricey. Friendly and helpful staff. Wish they would leave our order slip on the table rather than taking it away. We sometime lose track of what we had ordered.
    Yeah, this place seems to be also popular with white expats.

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