Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Dim Sum for Dinner

While most people would associate dim sum with breakfast, I am fortunate enough to be able to enjoy dim sum in the evening for dinner too.
I have known this old time coffee shop located along Cintra Street; Tai Thong (not to be confused with the Tai Thong group) which is a popular spot among locals and tourists for dim sum and noodles.

It is always crowded; especially the later in the evening it gets.
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It is not my first time here, and I have posted on this more than three times (check my posts under the tag dim sum)

I come here fairly often, especially when I crave for dim sum (I am fan of dim sum:)
My favorites here?
Squid balls on japanese tofu with light egg white batter
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Steamed squid ball dumplings
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The wrap is probably made of some green vegetables; and I am not sure whether they are organic or not or are they just pure coloring.
I am not a food expert here :)

This time I did not order their fishballs or prawn dumplings, but they were pretty good too.

Sometimes we would order their stir-fried fish fillets served with onions, ginger and spring onions.
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The fish fillets are fried beforehand.
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I love fish fillets; they are easier as you don't have to worry about the fish bones!

Occasionally we would order their egg tarts.
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The good old-fashioned egg tarts with rich egg custard filling and flaky crusts.
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I love chrysanthemum tea, although I could not drink much to avoid any disruption to my sleep at night.
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(Chinese tea contains caffeine too, and I am highly reactive to caffeine where I can lose sleep over it)
So, sometimes I would prefer to order chrysanthemum drink without the tea in it:)

I like the idea of having dim sum for dinner, where I can choose food from breakfast to have for my dinner.
Do you have anywhere in your place which serves dim sum throughout the day too?

14 comments:

  1. I'm so envious of these wonderful looking places you go to! How lucky you are to find such wonderful food.

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  2. I haven't had dim sum for a while, for breakfast or dinner. I did have egg tart recently though!

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  3. It's been awhile since I've had dim sum. Now I'll be going this weekend!

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  4. Yeah, one of my favourite places for dim sum in Penang. The fact that they're opened for dinner adds value actually, since breakfast is a rather tough time for dim sum back then since we had to attend lectures.

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  5. How are the egg tarts prepared? They look very interesting

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  6. I love eating dim sum! this looks great!

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  7. Dim sum! I want sum...er, some. :)

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  8. Anna, yeah, I feel lucky too...hehe, in a food paradise:)

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  9. Three cookies, cue for a dim sum breakfast soon...this weekend perhaps? What say you?:D

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  10. Yummychunklet, YEAY! I was the source of motivation...*proud*
    Let me have the credit, okay?:p

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  11. J2Kfm, how have you been?? Wow, do you still come back to Penang then?:)

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  12. Maris, honestly, I have no idea...I am a noob in cooking, not to say baking..LOL:D

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  13. Simply Life, YEAH, me too...*slaps hi-5* to another dim sum fan:)
    Welcome to the club!:D

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  14. Parsley Sage, hahahaha...you're hilarious and cute, as usual...loved you for that!:D

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