I like to blog about good food. I honestly believe that no food blogger with a right mind wants to write about bad eating places because that defeats the purpose of having a food blog. But there are some places that I think I should warn you all about and Mee Bon Dim Sum restaurant along Jalan Ipoh is one of them. Usually I leave what-I-think-is-lousy-makan-places alone but when a “highly regarded” food blogger rates the dim sum here as “super tasty” – it just flips me out. And the irony is that the writer (an expat if you are wondering) claims to have had the best dim sums in the region.
The shop. Despite having so many steaming baskets our dim sum arrived lukewarm.
Anyway, the dim sum selection here is only limited to steamed ones and most of them are prepared without flair and look less than appetizing. I wouldn’t mind if they were at least decent tasting but the truth is that these so called “super tasty” dim sum are basically minced meat wrapped in dumpling skin. Not only the ingredients are not fresh, they also taste so similar to each other that there is no point in ordering different items.
Truthfully, only the ‘char siew bao’ and fish balls tasted edible and we are actually being extremely kind with that assessment.
Do yourself a favor and eat at KFC located just down the street instead.
Kedai Kopi Mee Bon
419 Jalan Ipoh,
51200 Kuala Lumpur