Category: Jinjang

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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Ah Yat Roast Duck @ Restoran Hoi Kee, Jinjang Utara KL

Since the nameless dim sum restaurant we wanted to eat at Jinjang was closed, we went to this this roast duck stall called Ah Yat which is just across the street. There are other alternatives in the area like Bak Kut Teh, Pan Mee and mamak food but we were more in the mood for some succulent looking roast duck.

Roast-Duck-Rice-With-Soup

A set for two that comes with a quarter roast duck (bottom portion) cost RM16 and you get free soup and Chinese tea. I think the price is reasonable enough for a no-frills meal.

Since the nameless dim sum restaurant we wanted to eat at Jinjang was closed, we went to this this roast duck stall call...

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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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Ah Loong Grilled Fish Seafood Restaurant @ Jinjang Utara

Being the biggest ‘New Village’ on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Jinjang has been infamously known for gangsterism in the past and common perception is that it is an unsafe area. This is most likely why the public tend to shun Jinjang and go to Kepong for food instead, even though Jinjang has plenty of cheaper eateries and seafood restaurants waiting to be discovered.

loong-grilled-fish-restaura

As for me, I too have been shunning Jinjang for the same reason mentioned earlier. But one day we decided to venture into Jinjang after learning there is a good seafood restaurant worth trying called Restoran Loong Grilled Fish Seafood. After seeing for myself, honestly I could say that Jinjang is not THAT bad of a place. It is quite similar to any new village you would come across like Seri Kembangan and Sungai Buloh – poorly planned township, often connected with narrow, crowded and bumpy roads. But still it is not the best place to bring a guest, especially if your purpose is to impress.

baked-crab

Ah Loong is quite well known for their ample supply of large crabs, which was also the main reason for us to come here. We were not disappointed at all. Although the size is still a far cry from the one we had before in Singapore, it is one of the largest we manage to find so far. If you ask me, I prefer to savor crabs in their natural flavor so I tend to have them baked or grilled with minimal seasoning.

Being the biggest 'New Village' on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Jinjang has been infamously known for gangsterism in t...

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