Friday, January 7, 2011

Quick but Satisfying Dim Sum @ Jalan Ipoh

I have been missing lately! As you know know, Keith (yes! my baby) has joined the Leo's family on 28th December last year. I thought everything would be back to normal a few days after that, until his skin seemed yellow-ish. A trip to KL confirmed my fear - jaundice! I know that jaundice is normal as most babies but still it hurts to see my baby being put under the photolight. Felt so helpless as I stood there and watched Keith cried... and I quickly pull Jenn away when I saw her eyes started to swell.

Anyway, back to blogging... Jalan Ipoh is a place where you can find a lot of good food at good price. This area has been elusive to me, as I hardly venture to this area unless I have something to do here. This time, it was picking the perfect Chinese name for my son Keith! Being superstitious, I absolutely believe that our name is governed by the elements of gold, wood, water, fire and earth. The strokes of our Chinese name make difference to your overall life. We went to Kok Chong Ming early in the morning just to pick the right name and hence, Leo Sze Jie (刘思颉)!

My stomach was literally drumming even when we were sitting in the office while the master was calculating the right name for us. Dim sum came to my mind right after that, and we headed to one of the famous dim sum places in Jalan Ipoh, Mee Bon. Located along Jalan Ipoh's main road opposite HSBC, it wasn't that hard to find considering it was my first time here.

The locals chit chatting while sipping tea and having dim sum!

This place only offers steamed dim sum but not fried so if you want variety, this is definitely not the place to go. But then, their dim sum(s) were commendable and might give you second thought!

This time I brought along my own Chinese Tea - Da Hong Pao!

This place was manned by foreigners and most of them speak simple Cantonese. Tell them what you want and they would serve for you. Their loh mai kai was normal - kind of hard actually. Flavour-wise it was OK but you can get better version elsewhere.

The siew mai that we had was good! Using only pork meat, the siew mai was surprisingly tender... most of the places that I had siew mai was not as good as this one.

Stuffed egg with pork meat was something that I have never tried before and I thought that it was good.

Prawn chee cheong fun - the CCF was smooth & the prawn was fresh.

Highlight of the day would be their char siew bao - the filling was juicy and flavourful. My only grouse is that the dough took most part of the bao rather than the filling!

Leo's verdict - most of their dim sum selections are old-school so don't expect much from here. If you like simple dim sum like me, then you should come to try yourself. Parking is a problem here as most people tend to double park (limited parking spaces). Did I mention that the price was reasonable too??? Open from breakfast until late at night!! So you can satisfy cravings for dim sum there if you happen to have no time for breakfast (especially Sean of eatdrinkkl... lol!)

Kedai Kopi Mee Bon
491 Jalan Ipoh,
51200 Kuala Lumpur

1) I'm not paid to promote/endorse any particular event, restaurant or person in this blog. ALL are based on my unbiased personal opinion.
2) My reviews are based on my personal taste and preference and therefore may vary for others.


Paranoid Android said...

Congrats again to the latest addition to the Leo family. Been there yolks ago after some clubbing. It seemed more like a Myanmar place at first...

There were two dim sum shops within the same row, right? Or have I got my bearings wrong again?

thenomadGourmand said...

LOL!i doubt sean wil go Jln Ipoh either!
But yr right ;) dim sum here is ok la..if u dun expect too much.

Im glad to hear tht yr baby prince is well!

Sean said...

keith is a great name, btw. a very modern and masculine-sounding name :D
heheh, and you're right! i have eaten dim sum at jalan ipoh at night before, after watching some plays at the kl performing arts studio at sentul nearby. and i think there's bak kut teh served at night on this road too!

Hayley said...

Hope your baby is doing well now....
Luckily I just had my lunch, if not my saliva would be all over my keyboard after seeing all your dim sum photos, LOL :D

choi yen said...

Congrats for ur baby Leo Jr (Keith) :)

Dim sum here used to be good but now standard had dropped~

eiling lim said...

i love those stainless steel plates. they are classic!

boo_licious said...

Glad baby Keith is doing well! Am sure he will bring lots of luck to the family.

I've been meaning to wander more around Jln Ipoh late at night to sample their goodies. So far, I've only done BKT, must add this to my long list.

Life for Beginners said...

Hooray for the full family roster: Leo, Jenn, Sher Ryn and now baby Keith!

As for the lack of parking... that's why I used to go to these Jalan Ipoh dim sum places at night; easier to find parking or park, uhm, creatively. Hehe.

CUMI & CIKI said...

I wanna see Keith in person!!

The dimsum here is OK.. not my fave but OK laaaa ;)

jason said...

I'm sure Keith will be back to usual under his parents' care!

The dim sum.. hmmm... I still prefer my fried stuff :p

Wilson Ng said...

Is this the one that opens 24 hours? I used to go there after clubbing many years ago. Dim sum there ok la, not too bad.