Monday, July 26, 2010

A Little Dim Sum Place @ Jalan SS2/63 PJ

This place is definitely lesser known or popular compared to the likes of Jin Xuan and Hung Kee Dim Sum, but still manage to fend of fierce competitions in the PJ, particularly SS2 area. It seems that they have managed to carve out a market for themselves despite the fact that there are no less than 10 outlets that serve dim sum within 5km radius. Aren't we spoilt by choices???

In fact, I have known this place for quite a long time. Located on the same row as the much hyped Sanbanto and KTX Food, I noticed a lot of patrons dining there everytime I passed by the shop. So one fine Saturday, Jenn & I made our way here as parking was definitely easier. The shop is divided into smoking (alfresco) and non-smoking (air-conditioned) areas.

The interior was simple and bright and most importantly, air-conditioned! Perfect place to bring Sher Ryn (who sweats easily like her dad) here.

We tried variety of dim sum selections not available elsewhere, starting with Honey BBQ pork bun or char siew bao to the Chinese. Not bad although I still prefer Jin Xuan's version.

Sesame golden - the aromatic smell of sesame and black sesame seeds used proved irresistable!

Prawn dumplings - fresh prawns but not in the best of shape. I like to see the skin intact when they served this dish.

Sharkfin dumplings - hmmmm... I didn't notice the shark fin though!

Bacon roll - my favourite order of the day! However, it'd be perfect if they didn't put the mayonnaise on top of the bacon. Sinful but I love it!

Sze Chuan fried turnip cake with leek - not bad but not spicy enough despite using dry chilly to prepare this dish!

Vietnamese crispy fried rice with crispy prawn cracker bits - lack wok hei but I love the crispy cracker bits everytime I took a bite. Prawns were fresh too!

Jasmine tea @ RM1.60 per person

Leo's verdict - At the time I wrote this post, their limited time promotion of RM2.98++ and RM3.98++ for selected dim sum items should be over! Their selection of dim sums are unique compared to some of the bigger dim sum places out there. Price-wise it was reasonable and service was attentive. I'd reckon that this place worth a visit!

P.S: Non-halal (^_^)

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2) My reviews are based on my own personal taste and preference and therefore may vary for others.


Sean said...

and the best thing about this place is that it's open till really late, rite... so can still have dim sum at midnight :D
what's the filling in those sesame balls? it looks kinda like pumpkin?

eiling lim said...

ahh i've tried this outlet long ago. not bad la but a lil expensive

J said...

Well the bacon certainly sounds tempting! :D

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wats with the new disclaimer?

yes there too many dim sum places, if not i wouldnt have not visited since almost coming here almost 2 yrs ago!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

ya lor, they shouldn't take the liberty of adding mayonnaise to the bacon roll. if at all, it should be in a separate saucer. nice place, though.

thenomadGourmand said...

I lke small places like these compared to the Hong Kee & Jin Xuan really. So generic one their dim sum ;(

vialentino said...

with promo, really cheap ler... in fact, i still miss melaka dim sum a lot...esp their pao. prawn dumplings here taste much better.

mimid3vils said...

wonder what is the filling of the sesame balls? salted egg yolk?

thule a.k.a leo said...

Sean - sorry coz I didn't take note on the fillings :P

eiling - agreed but I was fortunate enough to enjoy their promotion!

J - without the mayo of course!

Joe - well, takut kena marah for introducing certain place that might not suit their taste bud loh :P

Meena - I have to agree with you on this!

becky - what to do?? normally it's all generic ie. dim sum selection! if you want something creative, let's make an appointment to Sg Buloh one day... I have a good place to share!

vialentino - well, I have not gone down to Melaka for dim sum.. just their nyonya food, porridge and cendol so far :P

mimid3vils - beats me :P I forgot to take down note!