Posts Tagged ‘Dim Sum’

HA ! You thought I have outgrown Groupon huh ? Here I am, back with my discount vouchers and belacan breath.

Hong Fong was ready for the Groupon patrons, we were given a menu as well as the Groupon ‘package’ : Siu mai, chili chicken feet, stuffed tofu, spring onion biscuit, lao sa pau, chi cheong fun ( char siu)

Drinks weren’t included, so we ordered a pot of Jasmine tea ( RM3). The majority of the dimsum prices range from 3.30 – 4.80 / plate. The usual dimsum : lo mai kai, yam cake, sesame balls, seaweed roll, ha kau, yong tau fu, all got lah. One interesting item on the menu was Muar Otak2 at RM4 for 5 pieces.

Siu mai (RM4.30)– taste wise not bad, and I like that it wasn’t heavy and didn’t give that feeling that you are gorging on too much meat. What I do not quite like was there were some rather tough bits – tendon or what ah ? that I had to pick out from the siu mai

Chili chicken feet ( RM3.80) – from the look of it, I was expected somewhat overpowering flavours from the feet but luckily, it was not so, it had a bit of a spiciness to give it a bit of kick. Not bad lah.

 Lao Sa Pao ( RM3.40) – the dough had a strong yeasty taste but this was compensated by the lovely  filling, I honestly don’t know what was in  the filing, it had the colouring of custard, yet it was very flowable and got all over my fingers, it wasn’t all smooth but had a grainy kind of texture, could be something to do with salted egg ? but I wasn’t salty and I couldn’t detect the taste of salted egg. They should do something about the yeasty flavour in the dough lah

Stuffed tofu (RM4.30)- there weren’t much of a stuffing in the tofu, just a teeny weeny part at the top.i wished that the tofu could have been softer and more moist..

Char Siu Chu Cheong Fun ( RM 4.30) – the layers of CCF were thin, light and smooth, not bad lah…

Spring Onion Biscuit ( RM4.80)-.. don’t let the label ‘biscuit’ mislead you, I would say it was maybe a cross between a soft biscuit and a muffin..err..no, not muffin, er..biscuit and that Indian deep fried donut thingy with lotsa herbs  …. it was crispy on the outside and fluffy inside,  the dough was light and with the hint of aroma from the spring onions….ah..so nice one… this was my favourite

Overall, the dimsum  were not bad. Frankly, I find the setting a bit of a contradiction . Imagine a a bistro kinda setting, with the bar counter and big screen TV showing the sports channel – and eh, and one corner  you slowy devour dim sum and slurp on jasmine tea…weird..

Location :
5-0-1, Jalan 3, 109F, Taman Danau Desa ,
58100 KL
Tel: 79879600

 Look for the Shell station in Taman Desa, Hong Fong Dim Sum is at the corner lot across the street Or look for Seri Kota , Hong Fong is at the block beside S.Kota.

 

Advertisements

We got a bit bored  of  eating our Sunday breakfast at the  food court and decide to go for dimsum. There are many dimsum shops around Kuchai Lama and OUG , I thought the only dimsum shop around old Klang Road was Yan Yan  until we spotted a dimsum shop at 4 1/2 mile directly opposite the OKR’s BP petrol station

Depending on your luck, parking can be a trick or easy, there are no designated parking area- one just park by the road side.

Sing Pao serves regular ( traditional) dimsum including the steam dimsum and the deep fried pastry, chu cheong fun and porridge.

First up, we ordered Wu kok and prawn rolls, when I saw the wu kok, they appear a bit over-fried and the yam section seemed a bit thin as the proof of the wu kok is in the eating, the verdict – this was rather nice, biting into the crunchy outer layer and softer inner section , the creamy yam with the distinctive flavour complement  the delicious pork filing I likey ! the prawn rolls was wrapped in thin crispy fu pei ( soy bean sheets)  and deep fried, this  had a firm texture and was tasty.  A good start…

We ordered a pot of Chinese tea ( but wasn’t asked about the variety – maybe we don’t look like tea-appreciators.. so I am not sure does Sing Pao provide other variety of  teas), the dimsum preparation were at the outside /front  of the shop and the kopitiam was at the behind of the shop. Next we ordered pork ribs and   seaweed rolls. The pork ribs were tender and tasty – flavoured with fermented beans and chili. The seaweed rolls stuffed with springy fish paste were good too, I would prefer a full fish paste version rather than having the filament stick in the middle.

Chu Cheong Fun – the filling was bits of char siu ( bbq pork)  . The ‘skin’ was not very thin or those translucent type but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t floury, it was silky smooth and the filing was good too, although I am not a fan of CCF,  I found this to be enjoyable.

Char siew pau, appearance wise, not too tempting, it looked kinda heavy as opposed to being light and  fluffy, but luckily the pastry although not light was adequate and the filing was good, not too fatty or too sweetish. Fish paste with soya bean sheets – nice..good firm fish paste.  The cabbage rolls were interesting, I didn’t know cabbage can be sooo sweet one lerrr.. biting into the cabbage rolls, the sweetness of cabbage oozes from all sizes, and again, good fish paste filing.

Overall, an enjoyable meal . Service was prompt. The bill came to RM26+

Location : At  4 ½ mile Old Klang Road, directly opposite  BP petrol station / Plaza Prima, a few steps away from Sing Pao is the OKR hokkien noodles  stall.

I was given the chance to make a decision  for our lunch makan place – Ding Tai Fong or Canton-i, and since I hadn’t dined at Canton-i, it wasn’t difficult for me to decide. The setting was nice, clean and simple, the main theme was pink and white ( kinda girlish, I thought) with floral patterns and white (birdless) cages. The clever use of the mirror and the bamboo plants make the room seemed bigger until you realised that you are looking at your own reflection rather than some other badly dressed diners seated a few tables away 😀 .  I find the tables a bit  too close together ( you can easily evesdrops on your neighbour’s conversation  )  kinda like canteen style of seating –  unless you  manage to get the individual  tables by the sides where u get a bit more privacy

 ambience

For drinks I had passionfruit and jasmine -refreshing, the taste of passionfruit was noticeable but not too strong to cover  the fragrant of jasmine though. C ordered chrysantimum tea ( free refills) and this was probably  the prettiest chrysantimum tea I have ever seen.

 chryst tea

We ordered 2 types of chu cheong fun – prawns and char siu –  texture of the flour was smooth .The soy sauce that came with the dish was fragrant, the bean paste, slightly spicy, but enhanced the taste. I preferred the char siu ccf because there were more filing in them than the ones with the prawns and you taste less of the flour

 char siu ccf

Har gau, ,  the big juicy prawns are clearly visible through the translucent thin skin , as there were only 3 har gau but 4 mouths, I forgo my portion -so that they will still take me out in the future 😀

 prawn s mai

Siu mai with prawns, juicy prawns on top of the siu mai , I found the stuffing in the siu mai a bit tough – this was average

 siu mai

Char siu and roast pork ( at RM25, K grumble that it was such a small portion) – the char siu was with a bit of fat, and was oh so tender and tasty, the roast pork belly was quite tender, not overly fat and the outer skin was crunchy. Yumm

 roasts

Seemed to be the thing with some restaurant with their open kitchen concept

kitchen

Fried lor bak kou , a lot of prawns, taugeh, the kuih had a nice texture, slightly crusty and charred on the outside and soft on the inside, not as oily as the ones at the pasar malam– this was ok.

 fried lobak kou

Noodles with duck meat and vege- when it arrived, it looked pretty normal and after tasting it,   it also taste like what an average cook might cook at home- this was forgettable.

 noodles

Spring rolls ( RM8). This was in fact half the portion of the popiah with filling, and the other half with the skin shredded, and which, after deep frying, looked pretty – which was why I  choose this when i saw the pretty pix in the menu. C kept on saying, but you are only eating flour and declined to take it, so I had to finish it, since this was my selection, this was average , a kinda overated pompous popiah if you ask me

 popiah

 

G was raving about por lou pau in Hong Kong , and keep on asking us to order this, the buns arrived with a big slice of butter in between it ( kinda like a rude bread putting out a butter tongue) . I could not take it to eat the whole piece of the butter, and removed  half of it before taking the first bite , and before my second bite, removed  the remaining butter, I am sorry, I really can’t intentionally eat so much butter , the skin doesn’t look as crumbled as some porlou pau I have seen at the bakery, but it was still slightly crusty and where the butter melt in the bun,it  tasted quite nice

 por lo bun

Overall an OK meal, the total bill came to ~RM180 , which was kinda on the pricey side

 

 website : http://www.canton-i.com/

 

Canton-i

The Gardens, Mid Valley City,

LG 202 & 203A

Lower Ground Floor

Tel : 2284 6888