Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Dim Sum Breakfast on Sunday

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On Sunday morning, we met up with hubby's best friends over breakfast; which usually means dim sum.
We went over to Zhong Hua restaurant; which is located on the first floor of Midlands Shopping Complex at about 8.30a.m, but to our disappointment, it was closed!
We were perplexed as to how a restaurant which offers dim sum could be still closed for business at that hour! We know it's definitely open on that day, but business hours only start at about 9.00a.m.
I just find it interesting how dim sum restaurants open at these hours, especially on Sundays in Penang, when in KL, they would probably be losing out to other competitors!

Anyway, we saw one of their staff opening the doors but she just closed it right behind her, despite seeing the number of eager customers waiting outside the restaurant!
Some of the customers were also surprised by her unwelcoming attitude.

It was only five minutes later that the restaurant decided to open their doors for business.
Honestly, if it were up to me, I would have left the restaurant :-P

Anyway, the food and environment here is what attracts most dim sum lovers here. (By the way, they serve lunch and dinner too)

Some of their dim sum items are discounted at 50%, which makes it really worth the price as it ranges the same as other dim sum restaurants, after discount.
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We ordered a lot of dim sum that morning, for the six of us :)

Appetizers were served while we ordered our food; Pickled cucumbers
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Our dim sum:
Steamed prawns atop fish paste
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I love the smooth texture of the fish paste, but the prawns were a little dry.

Egg Tarts
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Scallop prawn dumplings
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Lor Mai Kai (Glutinous rice with chicken and mushroom)
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Steamed Fish balls, served with Napa cabbage
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Chee Cheong Fun
(flat rice noodles rolled and stuffed with roasted pork or shrimps, served with light soy sauce and chili paste)
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Xiao Long Bao
(Steamed pork wrapped with dumpling skin, with soup)
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Steamed pork ribs
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Prawn dumplings with fish roe (Har Mai)
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Steamed pork dumplings with mushroom
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Rolled prawn dumplings
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Steamed Prawn Dumplings (Har Gao)
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Japanese Roasted Buns
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Prawns with chives dumplings
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Steamed fish with prawns
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(My Favorite dish!)

The dim sum are quite good, and the restaurant was fully air-conditioned, which puts it at a higher edge compared to other dim sum restaurants.
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Prices may be slightly higher than other restaurants for some of the items, but worth a try, as the food here is quite good :)

16 comments:

  1. The dim sum looks delicious! I LOVE restaurant reviews and the pictures of all the different dishes. Thank you!

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  2. Ann, thank YOU for your lovely comment:)

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  3. Wow Christy! It looks like you had a WONDERFUL feast! I am with you. With that rough start...I probably would have left the restaurant never to return. But looking at the wonderful selection of food you had that morning...I'm sure you were glad you stayed! Lovely post! : )

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  4. hi christy, i find that if the food served are delicious to the palate, customers are more forgiving to the other flaws;
    But for me, if i spend money on food, i expect good service as per value for money.. will be more picky if eating the same food at a hotel, as compared to a restaurant, cos hotels charge more.
    have a nice day.

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  5. So jealous - I love dim sum... you can only find maybe 3 or 4 varieties in restaurants in France.... booooo :'(

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  6. Christy, the dishes look amazing! In fact we just went to a local restaurant last Saturday to enjoy dim sum for brunch, the Chee Cheong Fun with shrimp is one of my little girl's favorite food to eat, she would order a dish just for herself to devour!

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  7. Looks like great dim sum! This reminds me, it's been too long since I've had dim sum.

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  8. Wish we had a good dim sum place around here! It all looks so good, especially those Japanese Roasted Buns!

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  9. I love dim sum and my #1 favorite is egg tart (I know it sounds crazy thinking of dessert first when I enter to eat). I also love the shrimp dumpling with tobiko and tofu skin too! Your photos made me hungry!

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  10. Anne, yeah, my previous experiences with their food made me stay! With other restaurants, I would definitely have left:p

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  11. Wan, so true, I have expectations like these too, and some may find it really fussy..hehe :)

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  12. Charles, awwww, then you must come to Malaysia soon...we have so many restaurants that sometimes we don't know which one to choose :P

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  13. Jeno, awwww, your little girl is just so adorable!!!:) Hahaha, at least you have your hands free while she feasts on the Chee Cheong Fun, and you can just enjoy your own varieties of dim sum!;)

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  14. lisa, then it's time for you to have dim sum soon ;)

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  15. Cheryl and Adam, yeah, although we have so many dim sum places around here, the key is finding a really good one :)
    Anyway, I need to count my blessings as we are really surrounded by lots of good food around here ;)
    Those Japanese roasted buns are just so unique, that we simply have to order them when we saw them in the menu :D

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  16. Nami, my hubby loves egg tarts too...that plate was ordered by him right from the start!!:p

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