We have one very good Chinese restaurant here – the dim sum every morning was absolutely awesome but I have not been there for years now, simply because I have not been anywhere much since the outbreak of the pandemic and other than that, I often saw it in the list of places with positive cases so it can be considered high risk, a place I would definitely avoid. I wouldn’t know how true this is but I have seen friends complaining on Facebook that the quality of the food served there has dropped lately, dunno the dim sum.

There is a stall here now but I don’t think I was all that impressed to wanna go back for more again and again. In the meantime, the other day, my missus went to the fruit & vegetable sundry shop in the next lane from my house and bought these…

They’re scallop siew mai (meat dumplings)…

…made in Rawang, Selangor and and they were so cheap! RM19.00 for a pack of 20, less than RM1.00 each! Usually, you will get three in a bamboo basket for RM4.50 at the dim sum places, RM1.50 each.

This was what it looked like…

…after it had been steamed till piping hot, with all the strips of scallop or whatever inside…

My girl thought it was crab but no, I don’t think so.

I must say that they tasted really good – all of us enjoyed ourselves, having these for breakfast that morning. I certainly would want to hop over and buy some more…and according to my missus, there are three different varieties available. I’d probably grab them all!

SWEE HUNG (2.316161, 111.840441)…

…is located along Jalan Ruby, in the block of shops on the right – next to a hair salon at the extreme end.

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10 thoughts on “Scallops…”

    1. Ahh yes! I see them now. Wasn’t sure if all of them were bananas or if some of it was jackfruit or something.

      The jackfruit, whole is HUGE…and green, like a pillow. The edible seeds inside are small…and orange/yellow in colour. They do not hang them up for sale like that, probably in packs of a few seeds, if they are not sold whole.

  1. Me too will definitely avoid those high risk places even though the things are nice over there. I would love those scallop siew mai. They look great but scallops are so expensive and I doubt they are truly make of scallops… 😊😊.

    There are those breadcrumb coated pieces of scallops that were very popular once – we deepfried them to eat. Those are cheap too, I’m sure. Maybe imitation scallops like those imitation crab sticks? These siew mai, I think, has more meat, can’t really make out what is inside. Well, it is very nice, nicer than many of those sold outside and we are not going to eat often…so I guess it is perfectly all right.

  2. Usually I will avoid buying the frozen foodstuffs. But since you said that it is really tasty, I will look out and buy a pack to try.

    We have some very good ones from Jakar here. Rose’s MIL always buys for her, that much I gathered from her blog.
    Usually those from elsewhere are not worth buying at all, not anything I would enjoy.
    Even those mass-produced ones sold at the dim sum stalls here (and Kuching too) are not nice at all
    – we would never go to those but these are not like those…thankfully!

  3. These scallop siew mais sure look succulent and yummy.
    But I think the best one is still the pork and shrimp combo, they really go well together.
    We have a dim sum chain in Johore called Yun Lai (Chinese meaning: Clouds Arriving), I like their lomaigai.

  4. Those scallop siew mai look really good! I will try to look for them since they are made over here.

    Go ahead! Go look for them! Worth buying to enjoy. I have never had any frozen factory-made dim sums that are nice and make me wanna buy some more – this is the first time!

  5. That dumpling looks good, scallops or crab, I will have it

    Usually the frozen factory-made ones aren’t anything to get excited about but these turned out to be really good.

  6. I’m trying to eat less meat and more plants these days but scallops are one of my favourites.

    Just had my blood test results – I need more protein. Sighhhh!!! I’d stick to things like fish, eggs and milk.

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