Posts Tagged ‘Dimsum’

We had visitors at the office and no where to go for lunch, Mr Boss  : ‘err..i saw a dimsum shop somewhere along Old Klang Road ‘ Me : ‘ I know, I know, I know…Jade Pot ahh ?’ Inside, I was exploding with glee, this was somewhere I had wanted to try out but from it’s appearance, always felt that the price might be a bit steep for my budget ( well, I am a hawker-food / food court kinda type mah)

 There were ample parking space, either in front of the restaurant or the basement parking – all free parking. As we stepped into the restaurant, we were efficiently ushered to a table and they were ready to take our orders

Jade Pot Dimsum and steamboat restaurant offers dim sum amd  streamboat meals . Steamboat set are priced at RM46.80+( 2 pax ), RM89.80+( 4 pax ) and RM139.8+( 6 pax ) excluding drink. As we still need to get back to office devoid of food odour on our clothings, we opted for dimsum

Glutinous bamboo rice (RM4.80), – a glamourous cousin of the Lor Mai Kai ? taste wise not too bad- not too heavy , chicken and mushroom were tender , the glutinous rice were glutinous. :-)

Claypot chicken with  Chinese wine  RM8.80 – I had expected this to be similar to the soup for ladies in confinement and it didn’t turn out to be so. This was sweet or more accurately overly sweet, can’t really taste the aroma of Chinese wine or the ‘hotness’ of the ginger. Sorry, but . I didn’t like this.

BBQ pork rice noodle roll (Chu Cheong Fun) RM 5.80)  – I am no fan of CCF, but this was not bad, smooth and non floury. Pan fried raddish cake ( foreground) RM4.80– tasty , I liked this ( actually, during this trip, I didn’t even get to eat my share , not sure which greedy person took mine ( You Glutton , youuuuu ) , I only got to taste it ~ 1 month later during a second trip)

Char Siu pau ( BBQ pork bun) RM 4.80 for 3 pieces. The dough was good- fluffy and not heavy, the bbq pork filing was not too bad- rather tasty, with not too much oily bits.Top right – Prawn dumpling  / Harkau RM6.80 for 3  – rather ok, but working out the maths, this cost >RM2.30/pc, which I would say was a bit extravagant . Smoked pork beancurd roll RM5.80 – not bad, in my opinion -beancurd roll goes well with anything !

Oyster sauce  Choy Sum RM6.80 – this was a good change as there were really so much meat and flour that one can take ,  the choy sum was tender and nice. A debate had started around the table that why are these called Hong Kong choy sum, they came all the way from HK meh ?  anyone that knows the answer, please leave a comment, thankeee,,

 Stir fried raddish cake ( RM5.80) – I think this was the best of the lot, lotsa taugeh, soft and chunky raddish cake, spring onions..yummm..

Fried yam puff (RM4.80) , apart from char siu pau, yam puff should probably be my other favourite dimsum, but I was to be disappointed. This was overcooked – or should I say overfried . The puff weren’t puffy but being over fried were kinda hard, dry and they were rather oily too. EKKK… but am glad to report, on my 2nd trip – the yam puffs weren’t overfried and retained their yumminess and puffiness.

 

 This we ate ( first and second trip but no pixs – you know la, sometimes not so convenient to take pixs)

 -        steamed chicken feet (RM4.80) – the feet were hard and regardless of coaxing, the skin weren’t falling off the bone but remain stuck to the bone, tsk tsk tsk

-        fried minced pork dumping RM4.80 – nope, not my thing

-        Steamed fish ball RM4.80 – hmm..this was nice, springy and firm with lotsa fishy goodness, wa sukak

-        Fried spareribs with fermented beancurd RM8.80 – this was a bit overcooked and some pieces were quite tough, the aroma of fermented beancurd weren’t that prominent

 

There is a special promo at Jade Pot during the time of visit :  on Mon – Sat , excluding public holidays  & Sun – with a minumun spending of RM50 you get 20% discount off dim sum (total bill)  . and also if you spend a minumun of RM50 , you get a 10% discount voucher for your next visit. With the discount voucher you will entitle to have 30% off (20% + 10%) on your next visit for dim sum.

 So, overall, the bill came to being quite reasonable. Overall, I wouldn’t say it’s outstanding dimsum but more like a pleasant meal in a pleasant environment. Would like to try out the steamboat, so I have to wait for more office  visitors to come.

Location  :

 

 opposite Pearl Point Shopping Mall
Tel: 03-7987 9918
 

 

 

There is also  a branch at Desa Sri Hartamas ,
No.5, Grd Flr,
Plaza Prismaville,
Jalan 19/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas.
Tel: 03-6201 1918

 

Whenever I drive passed Best Friend Dimsum Restaurant, I find it to be enjoying brisk business, so, I guess it was about time we check it out and see what all the fuss is about.

This fried roti thingy filled with bits of prawns and meat had a fluffy texture and the filing was pretty tasty which went very well with the mayo that was provided

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Pork ribs – the meat had an interesting Chinese herbs flavour but it was a bit tough though.

The minced pork wrapped fu-pei ( soya skin) came in a reddish sauce which I will describe as tasting like spicy tomato sauce, I didn’t quite like it- it was kinda overpowering and didn’t ‘jive’ with the dimsum

Fishball wrapped in fu-pei  -  had the same sauce as the  beforementioned which spoil the fun lah.. the texture of the fishball was ok – I washed away the sauce with some Chinese tea and found it much improved :P

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We ordered century egg +lean pork porridge but the waitress must have forgotten and served us chicken shreds +chicken floss porridge , if you like smooth and fine porridge you would probably not like this as the rice grains are still intact and kinda lumpy, the meat floss was a bit sweet which didn’t went well with the porridge

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Fishball wrapped in seaweed – this had  a nice texture and taste good too

Thingy wrapped in wantan skin – this was the best amongst the lot. Yummy

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Char siu pao – the dough was kinda flat, lacking in  fluffiness and puffiness . The filing was reddish ( boo hoo..i want this in black gooey sauce ) and had a strong taste of something resembling  Chinese red wine.

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Wu kok ( yam puff) – had the same filing as char siu pau above ( deduct some points) and the outer yam layer was kinda thin for my liking

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The unit price of each plate of dimsum range from RM2.50 to a max of RM 5.50, for our meal above including a pot of tea, costs us RM31.80 which is about typical for a dimsum meal.

Overall, I find the dimsum average. The service was good –friendly and efficient

 

They are closed on the second Tuesday of each month.

 Location :

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At Jalan Besar, pass Esso, Caltex, BP ( on your left) , go straight, pass market ( right) . go straight, when you come to Public Bank, turn right at the traffic light, go straight, when u see double storey shoplots on your left , at the junction – you will see – Best Friend –which occupies the corner lot – on your right . for a more descriptive map, check out    previous posting Serdang Home Cook Restaurant , Best Friend is further up the road -less than 500m away

 Best Friend Dimsum Restaurant

No 1717 Jalan 6/1, Seri Kembangan

43300 Selangor

Tel : 012 3744 406

A short post…

I think our host was trying to make us feel at home or something like that hor.., Guess what we had for lunch in Philippines…Dimsum.! After touching down at Clarke Fields , it took us  ~ 1:30 hr drive to Manila after a ~ 4 hours flight from KL LCCT, I am game for anything as my stomach was growling  !

Causeway Seafood Restaurant serves steamboat as well as regular ala carte meals, dim sum and crocodile meat..wahhlahh…the menu looks pretty interesting hor ? Premium Crocodile meat with broccoli flower..wonder how will that taste  ?

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We had dimsum..not too bad really, about Malaysian standard, I would say, actually they said  this should be more authentic that what we get in KL, as the chefs and kitchen help here are from mainland china.

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At the end of the meal, my colleague told our host, next time when you visit KL, we will take you for a Philippino meal  - he didn’t said that in a kindly way but rather with a sinister smile  :P

 Causeway Seafood Restaurant

883 Banawe cor. Del Monte Ave. Quezon City

Tel: 410-8690, 740-8787