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Fresh Dim Sum at Yong Pin Restaurant at Kimberly Street, Penang is one of a signature dim sum around the area. They have been operating more than 40 years and this current one is their latest upgraded outlet. They used to be operating a street away.

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with the new modern classic vibe, certainly do attract alot of tourist too. Offerings here are pretty fresh and more choices than Tai Tong where is also one of my parents favourite which is just next street.

Enjoy fresh dim sum in Penang.


location:
59A, Lebuh Kimberley,
Penang

Operating hours: 7am – 2.30pm
(walk in only/ no reservation)

Restaurant Zim Sum in Penang is indeed a famous place for Dim Sum. I was told by my dad that they are the old operater that used to operate the kopitiam opposite KDU, over past 2 years they have move to this new premises and they are well known for cheap dim sum in Penang.

One good thing about this dim sum place is that they are pack with variety and I really mean lots of variety.

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I remember that in KDU that time, their dim sum is indeed cheap, starting from RM 1. Now at this new premises, I could not recall the pricing as this was about 9 months ago when I visited this place. Will check it out and update when I am back.

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In this restaurant, there are no push cart that is moving around. this is a self service dim sum place. What you need to do is bring your Dim sum Card and go to the counter which you want to get your dim sum and bring it back to your table.

 

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They are separate into sections, from steam, stir fried, fried and paus.

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If none of the items suits you, then you can look at their giant wall menu that is filled with stir fried noodles and others.

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I order quite alot that my parents got shocked.

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this is my order for 4 person.

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Their Cantonese stir fried noodle not that fantastic.

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Hong Kong Century Egg Porridge just so so as it is too thick to my liking.

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So remember do pick your tray, queue and get your dim sum.

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Before that, you need to equipped your niece, brother, sister, mother, grandmother to hog around all the tables as the tables are ‘JOM’ on first come first serve basis.

overall the food is just so so. Most of the people are here just for the quantity. Not the quality. If it hits long weekend, this place is like a warzone. Everything have to fight for it. Fight for table, fight for dim sum. Crazy!

For foreigners or travelers that visit Penang, this is one of the stop you would want to consider as local dining scene to enjoy the craziness of it.

*NON-HALAL

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 6/10, so so nia, price also okay la!!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Restoran Zim Sum 点心之家
62, Jalan Macalister,
10450 George Town

Operation hours: 6.30 am – 2 pm

Tel: 012-460 9282

After heavy drinking a night before, on the  next day, Foo Hing Dim Sum is one of the recommendation to hunt for dimsum. Apparently that, my friend, May told me Fong Hing Dim Sum is her favourite place for dim sum and currently one of the famous dim sum place in Bandar Puteri,Puchong.

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I am surprise on the place is pack with people and to take number to queue for a table.

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There are tons of tarts and only was told they are very famous for their Portuguese egg tart.

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Menu seems very direct and simple and felt that there are limited choices.

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Best of all is that the server will still bring a tray of items for you to choose, instead of the typical cart moving around. Still alright as it is definitely much better than self service.

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This is Foo Hing’s signature Macau style Portuguese egg tarts @ RM2.50 per piece. Look at the texture and crust at the side that you can still see layers of crips. Soft and fragrant in the middle and it is worth to take away. A dessert must have after your dim sum – Recommended! 

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The rest are not too bad as their chicken feet is good, pack with flavour and soft to my liking, Siew mai, pai kuat, xiao long bao is good.

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Not a big fan of this but the crust do have buttery taste which is not too bad. Char siew filling in there is slightly dry for me.

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Not the best dim sum place as my expectation kinda different but then overall it is a place that can pay a visit as the pricing is affordable, not over price and ingredient seems decent. Will I be back? I dont mind to come back again.

*Non-Halal

-= Ka Ching =-

Food Rating 7/10, dim sum place not bad la !!!~-Stamped-

–Warning– This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Foo Hing Dim Sum House (富兴点心屋)
31G, 33G, 35G, Jalan Puteri 2/6,
Bandar Puteri Puchong

Tel: 03-8060 0546

Operating hours: 7am – 3pm

I seldom explore Kepong side, as if I do go around that area, I also always go back to the same few old places. I have pass this area a few times and this outlet I love Yumcha certainly do stand out compare to the rest of the eatery around the area with their bright red signage.

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From the moment you enter this outlet, you know that their concept is totally different compare to other places around the area.I am sure there are other Dim Sum Shops too. .

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Food here are more presented in a way and also there are like preview selections for you too see before you make an order.

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This shop not only well known for their tim sum but also their selection of Chinese tea is pretty impressive, from little bottle to huge Chinese Classic vase.

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This is what I mean as those tea on the shelves are premium teas. If you are a tea lover, do ask them to do recommendation for you.

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Price here are certainly very reasonable with generous portion of food that they are serving.

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 They even have chef specials, if you are keen to try on something more.

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So if you are here on the weekend, just sit at your table, enjoy the conversation with your family and friends and wait for the lady to push their cart over to you to make your selection.

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As mention as you are a tea lover, do request the tea master – Gordon to recommend you what kind of tea and he certainly know his in’s and out’s about all tea. As for it, it was an honour to have him to host us and tell us about the character and all info about the tea.  The tea that he is doing is Oolong Tea.

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I love to drink tea but never got hosted by a tea master, and upon serving, this is one of the most unique way of serving tea with the tall cup which looks like a shot glass is actually the smelling cup. Tea is poured in this cup and the drinking cup is place over it before turning it. After you turn it, then you take the tall cup and smell the character of the tea. Pretty interesting.

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 Then here comes all our tim sum to try on, as they were serve, we were pretty amazed on the portion of it. Its much bigger compare to other outlets.

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Deep fried Sesame Coated Mochi with Lotus Seed Paste 金黄芝麻枣 @ RM 3.80

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Honey BBQ Pork Puff 蜜汁叉烧酥 @ RM 4.80

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1) Fried Mango Prawns 芒果虾 @ RM5.50

2) Deep Fried Garlic Chives Puff

3) Deep fried Salad Shrimps 米网沙律芒果卷  @ RM 5.50

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This is certainly one of my favourite as Polo Bun 波萝包 @ RM6 (only available on Sat & Sun) is pretty consistent and pretty good. Not to miss this if you are here as they are made fresh. Do grab it when you see it as its gone pretty fast.

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Deep fried Taro Puff 蜜窝芋角 @ RM 4.80

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1) Deep fried Black Pepper Flavored Bacon Roll 黑椒烟肉卷 @ RM 5.50

2) Siew Mai (pork dumpling) 鱼子烧卖RM 4.80

3) Yam Pork Ribs 芋香汁排骨RM 4.80

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1) Shark Fin Dumpling 鱼翅卖 @ RM 4.80

2) Otak-Otak Siew Mai

3) Translucent Scallop Dumplings 晶带子铰 @ RM 6

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Stir fried Radish Cake 香炒萝卜糕 @ RM6

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Porcupine Bun 豪猪包 @ RM6.50 (only available on Sat & Sun)

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There are certainly hit and misses in the dim sum range but most of it are pretty good. Worth to try and if you do go on weekend, best advise to go early as they are pretty pack on weekends and also at times there are queue also. Certainly I will be going back for another round, with great tea and tim sum.

Location:
I Love Yumcha
Plaza Manjalara, Jalan 8/62a,
Taman Manjalara, 52200 Kepong,
Kuala Lumpur

GPS Coordinates: 3.193544, 101.629957

Tel: +603 6732 5308
Facebook: I love Yum Cha 我爱飲茶
Website: http://www.iloveyumcha.com/

Its been a while since I last eat my dim sum and I did crave for it recently just that did not manage to find friends to go along with me as when I wake it is already about brunch time and my friends already have different cravings at that time. Then a few friends invited me along to go makan makan with them and of course I would follow suit as they did mention that recently Celestial Court Chinese Restaurant, Sheraton Imperial KL is doing a promotion of ALL-You can eat Buffet price at RM88++ which is only available Sundays and public holidays, from 10am to 2.30pm by Chef Ken Liew.

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I did came here once for their Chinese New Year dinner then now came back here again for their Dim Sum. Its quite a good range on what they are offering for that price..

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To start off with the brunch, this is really a great soup as Double –boiled Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs. Strong enough to my liking for a herbal soup base and its recommended to get one for yourself too.

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Upon placement Deep-fried Bean Curd Roll with Cheese and Prawns on the table, we already can smell the freshly fried bean curd roll so aromatic and little did I know that its filled with Cheese as it as ordered by my friend. Fried to perfection that its crips enough, and filled with chopped fresh prawns and cheese enough to make the flavor balance and perfect.

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Another great item not to be miss is this, Squid Ink Scallop Dumpling topped with Salmon Roe 

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Steamed “Siew Mai” with Chicken and Tobiko

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When this dish is serve, I find it very ‘atas’ and does not look promising to me but this “Szechuan” Style Crab Meat Dumpling in Chilli Vinegar, surely do change my expectation that its served slightly chill and chunks of garlic and chili is not too spicy and aromatic vinegar end. Love it.

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Crispy Shrimps Wanton served with Fruit Salad,

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Shanghai Dumpling with Egg Strips and Spinach in Chicken Broth

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Crispy Chicken Fillet served with Thai Sauce

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Sesame Prawns served with Minced Nutmeg and Mayonnaise is another awesome dish to order. Well coated with mayo and nutmeg taste is very mild at the end of it and it balance of well to make it a new taste for my taste bud and prawns is huge.

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Signature Roast Dick with Five Spice in Hong Kong Style

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Stewed “Ee Fu” Noodle with Sliced Chicken and Shredded Mushrooms

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I love their dessert section as its not a huge range but good enough to satisfy my closing meal ..

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Chilled Mango Cream Puree with Pearl Sago, Steamed Custard Buns, Chilled Sea Coconut with Snow Fungus, Red Bean Soup with Lotus Seed, Gingko Nuts and Almond Cream and Glutinous Rice Balls with Black Sesame Filling, Chinese petits fours and other pastries.

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Some of you might think why some of the dish there is no further comment on it, I guess I do not want to praise too much on the dish as their range of dim sum is beyond my expectation that all turns out to be good, as one of the main reason is that its a HALAL dim sum to come out with such fantastic dish in most of their item, I am truely impress and highly recommending this Dim Sum place if you are looking for aLL you can eat buffet range.

What I had above is only 30% of the menu as there are more items for you to hunt for and if you are looking for all their signatures to start off with, you can just write down or refer to my blog to order as we were introduce to have all their signature item except dessert . .

Priced at only RM88 ++ per person, you can enjoy limitless heavenly dim sum and dishes till 29 December 2013 on Sundays and public holidays, from 10am to 2.30pm.

Meanwhile, each Starwood SPG member can enjoy 30% discount off total food bill at Essence, Celestial Court and Villa Danieli from now till 31 December 2013. What’s more, SPG members can enjoy 50% discount off total food bill for 2 diners; 33% for 3 diners; 25% for 4 diners; 20% for 5 diners and more.

For reservations, call 603 2717 9900 or email [email protected]. Visit www.sheratonimperialkualalumpur.com/celestialcourt to learn more.

Location:
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250
Kuala Lumpur

Phone: 03-2717 9900

I have know this mall Maju Junction, and never step foot into this mall before. Last round nearly ended here for a review on Pizza and last minute I have to work then I have to skip. This round, we are here to hunt for dim sum. I was a bit skeptical when Chris told me Restaurant Oriental Maju Palace  a pork free restaurant. Mostly for dim sum, in my mind pork is needed as I have tried a few pork free or Halal dim sum, the taste is just not there.

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Here we are on Sunday morning parking at the basement was a wrong decision, as we had trouble finding the restaurant. Really surprise to see the restaurant actually hidden whereby Restaurant Oriental Maju Palace actually operate on the top floor of a car park space inside Maju Junction Mall, you can just drive up the multi story carpark and park right at the front.

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Yet after walking into the restaurant, I did not know its actually quite a huge restaurant as they do offer wedding banquet here too. Not only that as time pass by, more and more customers flocking in.

 

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Then I walk around the restaurant and found this nicely decorated section that got me curious and walk further in.

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Its actually a section filled with a few rooms cater for private function. This room i huge that can easily host a small enterprise function or family gathering.

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If you find that sitting outside that is lack of privacy then you can opt to reserve a table in this private room

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As I walk to this counter and I am impress. All the selection you get to see on the display counter are real cook food. Food at this corner are made to order and cook fresh for you. Just pick your selection.

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You will be pamper from the selection itself.

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Can see that the ingredients that they use are premium and fresh.

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Not only that, as what you seen at the counter the food have not included into the menu yet.

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Then it is seriously a huge menu.

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These are the 3 sauces not to be miss especially the chili oil. The chef purposely made these 3 sauce to pair with their dim sum and fried noodle as knowing our local culture we need some sauces to go after.

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The usual, we will kick start off with lighter food then follow by heavy weight.

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Chicken pie not to be miss. . .

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Pan fried radish cake

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Har Kau here sure looks huge as when it was serve some of us were like woahh, what a huge prawn in it and its a fresh prawn not frozen prawn.

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Pork free bun – char Siew Bun that surprise me how good it taste like without pork and taste the same as those with pork. Bun are just so soft.

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Huge Big Pau that can easily feed for 2 pax.

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Comes to steam selection . .

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Poached River Carp Medallions

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This is what happen when every one is busy taking pictures when our table is filled with lots of food that spread over to next table. We have 10 pax but eat like 20 pax.

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Deep-fried Codfish Rolls

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What attracted me to order this is Double Boiled Superior Soup with Beef and Enoki Mushrooms. Rarely come accross that enoki mushroom is double boil. Not to be miss.

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Braised Noodles Village-style

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Fried Radish cake

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One of a unique item is water chesnut cakes

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Their porridge range is superb cook till its soft and silky smooth that is very similiar to Hong Kong Dim sum that I had when I was travelling.

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Crab porridge taste simple, sweet and good. I add in a lil soy sauce and its perfect.

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Other types of noodles also available

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Comes to the last section which is desert. I will never miss desert during dim sum with its huge selection. Aloe Vera Tarts

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My fav that I will definately order is Lui Sar Pau – steamed custard buns has the hot golden lava-like salted egg custard oozing out by gentle pealing the bun. Please do not eat it by one bite as the filling in it is extremely hot that will burn your tongue easily.

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Ginger soup, sesame glutinous rice ball.

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This is another unique item not to be miss. . .Steamed egg with Bird Nest. Light in taste, slightly sweet at the end and a perfect way to end my tim sum. After all the heavy dim summ, I am seriously stuff with food and even skip dinner on that day.

I never thought that the dim sum here is amazing that is really hidden in the carpark. As it was full house and their normal weekend crowd is pretty good. Filled with families.

There is no doubt now that I can even recommend my malay friends where to have nice dim sum already as they often ask me where got hunt for nice one. If you are asking me, definitely this restaurant is one of a recommended restaurant for dim sum!
*PORK FREE

Location:
Maju Palace Restaurant (*PORK-FREE)
Level 5 Maju Junction Mall
1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03- 2691 8822
Fax : 03- 2691 3822

GPS: 3.159686,101.696346

The Oriental Group’s website

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