Category: Dim Sum

No Name Dim Sum Restaurant @ Jinjang

Compared to Kepong, Jinjang has only a handful of dim sum restaurants. But even so, I’m glad to say that my ‘yum cha’ experience at Jinjang so far has been good. Our latest discovery was this nameless dim sum restaurant so obscure that you will miss if you don’t look hard enough. Most of the restaurant is blocked by a curry house and their signage (a standing board that says “Dim Sum” with an arrow pointed to the entrance) is also badly faded.

Dim-Sum

But when you do find it, your effort will not be in vain because the dim sum here is really nice – fresh, honest and traditional with no lack of choices.

Siew-Mai

It’s hard to find Siew Mai done right like this nowadays. Just look at how tightly wrapped they are, the flavorful meat fillings are almost bursting out.

Compared to Kepong, Jinjang has only a handful of dim sum restaurants. But even so, I'm glad to say that my 'yum cha' ex...

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Double Boiled Abalone & Dim Sum Buffet @ Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant, Life Centre

Thanks to efficient advertising and the immense popularity of Ah Yat, his Abalone Forum restaurant always comes to mind first whenever the word ‘abalone’ is mentioned. It had never crossed our mind to have a meal here until we spotted a rather attractive deal on a group buying website.
For RM51.30/pax (exclusive of appetizers and tea) you get a double boiled whole abalone and dim sum buffet. We thought it was a good opportunity to come here because we usually spend about RM70-80 for a typical dim sum meal. And given Ah Yat’s reputation, we expect the food to be above average at the very least – even if it’s an oversea branch.

Abalone-Soup-Dim-Sum

Service here is attentive and efficient, we were served almost immediately as soon as we sat down. The abalone in the double boiled soup is not very large as you can see but we did not think it was anything worth complaining about. Besides, a whole, albeit small sea cucumber is also present. Overall the soup was enjoyable and quite tasty, we just hope the flavors were genuine and not because of the magic of MSG.

Thanks to efficient advertising and the immense popularity of Ah Yat, his Abalone Forum restaurant always comes to mind...

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Unbelievably Bad Dim Sum @ Kedai Kopi Mee Bon, Jalan Ipoh

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.

Dim-Sum-Baskets

The shop. Despite having so many steaming baskets our dim sum arrived lukewarm.

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Kuai Lim Dim Sum Restaurant @ Jinjang Utara

Kuai Lim dim sum is a typical neighbourhood coffee shop in Jinjang where you will find market-goers and all walks of life talk the morning away over tea. It is certainly nothing as fancy as Chuai Heng but if a nice and cheap dim sum meal is what you are looking for, I think you won’t be disappointed here.

Jinjang DIM SUM

Besides the steamed dim sum we had there are also some fried ones and a variety of buns to choose from. Overall they taste fresh and I especially liked the Siu Mai – it might not be the best out there but it had this nostalgic flavor that other places lack. In fact, when compared to the other dim sum restaurants (of the same range) I have been to in Kepong/Jinjang area, I would rate Kuai Lim as one of the better ones as far as taste is concerned.

Kuai-Lim-Dim-Sum

As you can see the premise of the restaurant is quite clean even though it is located just next to the morning market. The only issue would be noise, where the elder patrons tend to talk really loud almost to the extent that they seem to be shouting at each other. But hey isn’t that the common atmosphere in coffee shops?

Kuai Lim Dim Sum Restaurant
Jalan Jinjang Indah (Garden St), Jinjang Utara,
52000 Kuala Lumpur

Kuai Lim dim sum is a typical neighbourhood coffee shop in Jinjang where you will find market-goers and all walks of lif...

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