Monday, November 16, 2009

Dim sum brunch @ Tai Thong

Some of you may have seen these pictures on my FB a few months ago; and yes, that means I am late in this posting again (LOL, what's new lately =p)

Tai Thong is one old heritage-like Chinese restaurant housed in one of those pre-war shophouses along Cintra street and I am sure this place is no stranger to most Penangites; particularly if you are a food blogger yourself! =)

We were there the week approaching the Mid-Autumn festival (which reminds me that I still have my posts on mooncakes pending...goshh!)
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Look at the nice little lanterns hanging in the background; it just gives me a sense of nostalgia as I recall those childhood days where we yearn to get a new lantern and light them up; playing around with other children (siblings, cousins, friends, and neighbors)
I am sure most of you have the same memories as well, right?
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It was our girls' day out and to catch up on everything that has been happening in our lives; it has indeed been a while and our day started with this brunch in this old favorite dim sum restaurant in town.
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Fried Sui Kow (dumplings)
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Chee Cheong Fun
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I don't know about you, but somehow, this looks way too oily for me...
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Hor Yip Fan (Glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaves)
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Is this the same as Lor Mai Kai? Can someone tell me?

One of the must-haves for dim sum meal for most people; Siew Mai
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For Siew Mai, I was told that another dim sum restaurant by the name of Yong Pin along the same street serves a better version of it, any thought?
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Prawn dumplings/Har Mai
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Nothing special; I've always felt that their har mai had a funny taste in it; there is something that I could not quite put my finger to it.
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Steamed fishballs; this is my must-have! I am a fan of fishballs....
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Fried fishballs
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Yeah, my gals ordered them especially for me
This is a sure case of Cloudy with a Chance of FISHballs =P

Har Kao to sum up the meal; this is also not one of my favorite har kao around as I felt their shrimps are over-marinated; and the taste is slightly weird. Perhaps it was not too fresh as well? I don't know
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This place serves dim sum from 6.00am onwards and extends until lunch where they will close at 2-3pm. They will resume the business for the night at 6.00pm; to serve you dim sum, fried noodles and even dishes/rice; which is quite a variety and doesn't that just makes things easier for us when we can't decide? =)

10 comments:

  1. Their dim sum brings back old memory where they are one of the top dim sum house in the olden days.

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  2. LOL, the lor mai kai looks really strange!

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  3. btw, we've moved to www.cumidanciki.com

    kindly update ? thanks so much!

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  4. my husband's favorite place for dim sum!!! and they have nice lanterns too. oh, and mooncakes are equally that good.

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  5. I always ended up ordering some noodles or hor fun instead of focusing on its dim sum.

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