Lookin’ good…

When my friend, Jimmy, was in town on a working visit, we did not manage to go out and eat much other than the kampua stop on the way down from the airport and the lunch we had at the Thai restaurant before it closed down for good. For one thing, he was very busy, all caught up with his work and for another, he does not eat very much these days so that he would remain slim and trim and look good.

However, we did go out one morning for a dim sum brunch here…


…and we had the very lovely steamed salted egg yolk custard buns…


…and they were really so good – look at how the thick filling oozed out of the bun once I broke it into half.

We also had the steamed char siew pao but unfortunately, the photograph came out blur…and I would say that they were the best I had had for a long time. The skin was so very soft and fluffy and the filling was really yummy.

The har kao


…was very nicely done too – nice thin, translucent skin and whole prawns inside…and needless to say, they tasted great.

So were their three-combination siew mai


…that everybody enjoyed them very much.

I only ordered one serving of the xiao lung pao


…as I am not a fan of those – I do not really care for the “soup” inside with its extra strong ginger taste…but they said that there wasn’t much of that in them so on the whole, they did not think these were as nice as the rest that we had.

I had the lor mai kai the last time I was here…


…but I ordered that again…


…as I had forgotten that it was not all that great and it certainly seemed that things had not changed since – we still did not think it was anything not to be missed.

There was so much to eat – we ordered double of some of the stuff as there were four of us and each lau (storey) would only have three to go round…and after all of us had had our fill, the bill came up to only a little over RM50.00 inclusive of a big pot of Chinese tea.

I was here twice before and even though I did not think what I had was all that great the first time, we quite liked what we had the second time here…and this time around, I found that it was even better than before. Business certainly has improved a lot and there were quite a number of people despite it being a weekday. I hear the dim sum chef is an authentic one all the way from China, not some local guy who has picked  up the skill somewhere, and other than that, the service was excellent from the lady who took our orders, speaking with that peculiar Mainland China accent, right down to the waitress who would fill our teacups everytime we had had a little sip – yes, it was THAT good! There were so many of them – all the waiters and waitresses that it seemed that they had one assigned to each table, all ready to come instantly at your beck and call.

All things considered, I would say this is a good place to go to should one be feeling like having dim sum for breakfast and if it so happens that you would want to drop by, do take note that it is served only in the morning till around sometime before lunch.

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

22 thoughts on “Lookin’ good…”

  1. I would have to concur that the custard bun looks perfectly done, would love to see those filling oozes out, i think both of us like egg yolks or anything that oozes out eh? LOL!

    Eyewwwwww!!!! What have you got in your mind, young man? Muahahahaha!!!! 😀

  2. There’s YOLK inside of them!? Interesting! I don’t think I have ever seen that before

    Egg custard, made of salted egg yolk. They also use salted egg yolk for cooking as well like in the batter for frying pumpkin fritters. Very nice!

    1. I’ve seen the egg yolk for cooking…just not in the breaded item like that and still liquid-y and oozing once opened 🙂

      I just came across this not that long ago myself – never had this king of steamed buns in the years when I was growing up. Brings to mind thge chocolate lava cake but I don’t think they are made along those same lines.

  3. I do crave for tim sum once a while. The custard buns are very tempting. Haha.

    The ones here are nice, authentic dim sum. Others in town, cheaper…may not really be the same but nice too, may even be nicer. Post on one of them coming up real soon.

  4. The dim sum looks great… credit goes to the photography too! hahahaa… I am drooling now… good to come by here and get my appetite booster up! LOL…

    Hahahaha!!!! Thought that would be bad – makes you wanna eat more! 😛

  5. Nice dim sun. All looks great. Love how the thick filling oozed out from the custard bun. Makes me “lau nuar”. Best part is price reasonable.

    Wait for the next post. You would never believe the prices and the best part – it was very very nice too!

  6. awww, i like that steamed salted egg yolk custard buns and the loh mai gai.. yummy yummy, hungry hungry~~ :p

    Go, go!!! Lots where you are, all over…every street, every corner. Not many places here. 😦

  7. The custard bun looks so good! And I can tell the har kau skin was really translucent too! Yum!!

    You have very good ones there, of that I’m sure – nicer than these even…but the prices also nicer lah. Hehehehehe!!!!

  8. Oo…we just had dim sum this morning. Unfortunately, the one I went does not sell custard bun else would have order for sure.

    I love those buns the most, ordered 6 (2 baskets, 3 each), the rest had one each…guess how many I had. Hehehehehe!!!!

  9. I find xia lung pao quite messy to eat, with the soup dripping out. The lor mai kai looks pale.

    Not crazy about the soup. Yup, the so-called lor mai kai, nothing like what I used to know and love. 😦

  10. I love steamed salted egg yolk custard buns! And they must be eaten warm. A bit messy…but nvm. hehe…..

    One squirted all over the front of my shirt! Another on the table… 😦

    1. Ohh ya……. that ‘lo mai kai’ is called ‘hor yip fan’ (lotus leaf rice) here 🙂

      Nope. I think this is the lotus leaf rice. Lor mai kai is also pulut usually with chicken at the bottom of the (metal) bowl, maybe with shitake, soy sauce, five spice….and steamed. It would be something like this:
      …but this one that I got at a bakery here did not taste quite the same, and not really that nice.

  11. this post makes me miss dim sum. i’m not sure when’s the last time i had dim sum, but it must have been months ago! 😀

    You like. Hmmmm…I thought you’re into western stuff only, or Japanese sometimes. Don’t remember seeing dim sum, or Chinese in your blog…or maybe there is but it is so few and far between, escapes my mind.

  12. I’ve never seen those buns over here, although I would not be surprised they had them available. In the last picture, I see some type of rice dish. Is the rice stuffed with anything? I’m planning on making onigiri this weekend. I’ll be trying out a few recipes if we like them, some will be incoporated into my daughters hot lunch jar.

    There’s meat in it but I don’t really know all that would go into it – never tried cooking my own. You would get these at the Chinese dim sum places and perhaps, there may be vegetarian ones as well. I think they have those that they make to look exactly the same but they do not have meat in theirs. I’ve tried their burgers – the “meat” patty was made of the stalks of the shitake mushroom. Nice, but no, it did not taste the same.

  13. that custard bun!!! perfect!!! i could go silly stuffing myself with it 😀

    There were 4 of us and each basket had 3 so I had to order 6…and I ended up eating 3!!! So full after that, but it was good! 😉

  14. I love the lau sar pau too but it has to be perfect timing, just like a souffle.

    There’s a huge dim sum chain here that makes good ones but sometimes they overestimate the demand and make too much and puts it in the steamer, which makes it harden (the custard salted egg yolk mixture).

    However, the good thing about them is that they’re willing to exchange without cost. One time we exchanged 4 times but they just didn’t have the right consistency so we didn’t order and they didn’t charge us. That’s why I go back – good service.

    That’s such a nuisance. Really good places will make sure such thing do not happen and what they serve is freshly made. I’ve stopped going to the other place in town that I used to like a lot as some of the items seem to be at least a day old. 😦

  15. I shall drop by here for dim sum on my next trip back, if i am not wrong, my mum said the dim sum here is great.

    Yes, they’re pretty good…but limited selection.

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