Anything you want…

When the girls were back here for the weekend, they said they wanted dim sum but then again, they wanted to sleep in and get up late making the most of the opportunity to have a well-earned rest after the gruelling week in the school. That, of course, meant that I would not be able to take them to my favourite  dim sum place in town as they serve that for breakfast only. Come lunchtime, they would serve the regular stuff people would have for lunch and there may even be banquets for weddings or whatever at the restaurant. That was why we ended up here…

Mitsu shabu2 dim sum


We decided to just grab a table downstairs instead of going up to the nicer, air-conditioned level on the 1st Floor. Of course, we had the siew mai

Mitsu siew mai

– two lous (storeys) and the same for the har kao

Har kao

Both were good – the siew mai was very tasty, a bit on the hard side but that, of course, would probably be an indication of the amount of lean meat in the filling as opposed to those with a lot of fat. We liked the har kao though they did look a bit smaller than before.

My girl wanted the carrot cake but did not want the koay kak version – the one fried with egg so we had this…

Carrot cake

They said it was a bit bland but when I tried it, I felt it was all right with the fragrance of some of the ingredients used plus the fried wok hei as well.

I would prefer the chee cheong fun

Mitsu chee cheong fun

…skin to be thinner but it was all right, not tough and rubbery and on the whole, they did it pretty well.

I was kind of shocked when they served these…

Mitsu sweet potato tarts

I had asked for Portuguese egg tarts and this sure did not look anything like what I had in mind. It turned out that they had sweet potato inside…

Sweet potato filling

…and we all enjoyed them very much. My missus, for one, was no fan of egg custard so it certainly was a welcome change for her.

The menu was mostly in Mandarin and the boy who took our orders was non-Chinese and did not seem to know much about anything so it was quite a hassle to ask for what we wanted. The things took quite a while to come out…and another young guy who spoke only Mandarin wasn’t much better. However, when I went to settle the bill, the lady at the counter and another guy, probably the owners, were very nice and my long-awaited order for a second lou of siew mai was served instantly.

My friend has been sharing lots of photographs on Facebook of the things he would go for at this particular place, father of my blogger-friend, and the kampua noodles that he had here sure looked good so I just had to order and give it a try…

Mitsu kampua

For one thing, they used ang chao pork instead of the usual thin slices of boiled meat, coloured red. For the uninitiated, ang chao is the residue from the red yeast rice used for making the traditional Foochow red wine…and because they used that…

Mitsu ang chao pork

…you would find a slight hint of the taste in the lard-rich noodles. It was different from the usual and may need a little bit of getting used to but all of us agreed that it was really very good.

The bill for all that we had, inclusive of drinks for four persons, totalled up to only RM39.90. Oopssss!!! I forgot to order their char siew pao that day- they did it pretty well here, the last time I had those…but in the hassle of getting our orders across, it just slipped my mind. I guess that will have to wait till the next time we drop by then…