Do you know that dim sum is being called as the Chinese version of tapas? Tapas is a Spain word, which refer to a wide variety of appetizers or light snacks served and eaten before dinner. While the Spanish have tapas in the evening and dim sum is more to a breakfast or brunch thing, the concept is the same; to encourage conversation while nibbling at different varieties of food and sipping your favourite beverage.
Recently, I was being introduced to a dim sum restaurant tucked away in a corner in a small village cum factory area in Sungai Buloh by a close friend of mine, who claim that the food were quite good. He was brought to this place by his sister’s friend previously, and he has been coming back twice for the dim sum. The area however, is bustling with heavy vehicles going in and coming out from the factory area, which can be quite dangerous to those who are not familiar with the roads.
Trays of goodies will keep coming as soon as you sit down and sometimes the waiters will just put the item on your table when you point to it. The yam puff is pretty good; crispy outside and soft inside, the barbequed pork filling not too sweet and has a smoky flavour to it.
Couldn’t recall what’s this, I think it should be sweet sour fish roll. Normal stuff but kinda weird to served it with crushed peanuts on top.
We loved the siew mai for they added some black pepper to it. The slightly hot sensation complements the juicy pork and shrimp filling very well.
I like the fried lotus dumpling as the lotus paste was thick and creamy but not overly sweet.
They seems to enjoy the har mai and har gao very much too for the skin is not very thick and stuffed to the brim with succulent, big shrimps. Freshness? Checked. Crunchiness? Checked. Size? Checked. Verdict? Pass with flying colours!
I find it quite weird for a dim sum restaurant to serve cookie crust egg tarts. It was alright though, nothing to shout about the taste. The chee cheong fun was pretty normal as well, but the rice rolls seems to be a bit too soft to be picked up with a pair of chopsticks.
Total bill including tea for 4 came to about RM48+.
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Restoran Kong Mah,
32, Jalan Public,
Kampung Baru Sg Buloh,