Tis the season for dimsum, tra la la la la, la la la la..
A few weeks back , we saw the advert for the Grand Opening ( 25th Oct 2010) of a dimsum restaurant at Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park and so today, decided to give it a try.
Although a map was provided, we had to divert a few times ( no, it’s not that difficult to find – maybe I was arrogant and thought that I know Kuchai Lama too well ) and finally resort to calling up the restaurant to get their location. Kudos to the staff who answered my call, apart from being very patient to provide the directions, he also called me a while later, to check that we have made it to the restaurant.
Stepping into Restaurant Dim Sum Yum Char, I felt like breaking into a song, kong si fa chai’s related songs that is, as the place was decorated with red and pink cherry blossoms, red lanterns, Chinese paintings on the wall, miniatures Chinese outfits etc etc. Pic below - the serving counter ( nope, u can’t see the red lanterns from this view)where the staff collect the food and deliver them to you.Unlike the usual dimsum place where you get to choose from the trolley laden with various dimsum, here – you get a menu and order from the waiter/waitresses. And the best thing is —- Chinese tea is for free ! and so’s coffee and tea ! The interesting bit is- you get to brew your own Chinese tea, there is a corner where the teapots, tealeaves and hot water are stored ( there are 5 types of tea available ; iron goddess of mercy ( Thit Kun Yum), Chrysentimum and Pu Er ( KukPou ) , fragrant single tree ( Thuk Shue Heong), Fragrant bits ( Heing Phin) and Pu Er. You choose the teapot that you like, you choose the tea that you like and you can refill your pot whenever you like ..This free drinks thingy must be a promo thingy, as the menu did say that teas are chargable at RM1.80/pax ( and for premium teas- RM4.80/pax) . Umm…for coffee and English tea , sorry – you don’t get to DIYChar Siew Pao (RM3.60 ) – the pastry was a bit flat as opposed to a fluffy texture, the filing didn’t have too much of fatty meat , taste wise- ok lahSteamed beancurd roll (RM4.00) – the beancurd skin was a bit tough and chewy but the filling was tasty and so was the sauce – niceFried beancurd roll ( RM4.00) – we ordered this by mistake, must have given the wrong code, …but anyway, no harm done as we like beancurd rolls. This was nice, the filing was different as the steamed version, where the steamed version had meat, the fried ones seemed to be filled with fresh prawns, and ahh..who would have known that a western thing like mayo will go so well with dimsum ? Turnip cakes (RM4.00) – this taste a bit floury to me, there were some bits of charsiew or some meat thingy in the cakes, texture wise rather like yamcake ( I dunno, the turnip cakes that I ate before this were usually rather soft, crumbly and maybe a bit more salty) anyway- this was ok lahHakka style yam dumpling ( RM4.00) – the skin was nice and smooth, the yam was rather subtle- I tasted more meat than yam. The gravy had vinegar in it, making it rather sour-ish .Overall-an enjoyable meal, service was good ( attentive staff) but food was a bit slow- but maybe it was the big crowd ( the place was packed). Total bill came to RM21.55 ( service + Govt tax included) .Hey, suggest you head down to Restaurant Dim Sum Yum Char ASAP and take advantage of the promo !
Hours : Mon – Sun ( 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Kuchai Avenue Block KA 2, 1-10. Lot 2-10,
No, 39, Jalan Kuchai Maju 13,
Kuchai Entrepreneurs Park,
Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 KL
Tel : 79808966, 016 3056751
( After you see McD (on your left) , there will be a block /commercial area (Sri Desa Entrepreneur Park) which houses the infamous Kam Hin ( highly recommended -you should give this a try if you hadn’t) and beside this is another commercial area Kuchai Business Park, which housed Kafe Indulge , between these two commercial area is a road leading to the Kuchai Avenue Condo –turn into this road , Restaurant Dim Sum Yum Char is at the ground floor of the condo block, turn right after the gate – and you will see the restaurant – you can park at the basement ( chargeable or park in front of the restaurant if there are empty slots . A word of caution – dun cincai bo chai park your car when you are in the condo compound, we saw a few cars with the wheels clamped by the security guards , anyway, you get to redeem a plate of dimsum with your parking ticket ( we were a bunch of cheapskates, we parked outside the compound :-) )