Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Dim sum on Chinese New Year Eve

Yeah, since I was stranded on this island waiting for my parents to come for the festive season, I woke up early to prepare myself and ready for my breakfast.
Decided to try out a new place the other day; this was near the road leading to the Padang Brown; after the 8th Row carpark.
It is a newly opened place (and as I have heard, only began its operations during the Chinese New Year:)
It was already packed though we reached there early; like about 6.30a.m.
We had to help ourselves to the array of dim sum baskets stacked on top of each other a the main counter.
The following were what we took; they had a pretty wide variety of seafood items as well; and I should say in terms of the food taste; it is a combination of all my favourite dim sum places in Penang:) - Ji Deshi(Sg Ara), Leong Kee, and also Tai Thong :)
Fish balls; of course (never missed in trying out most dim sum places:p )
Hmmmm....this is definitely disappointing; bland and tasteless....think there's more flour than fish:p
This is something like what we had in Leong Kee; shrimp dumplings with vege...
Okay; not bad as well but Leong Kee's was still better:p
Prawn dumplings wrapped with vege-like wrapping (it's greenish...)
Okay only; not too good and nothing special:p
This was the shrimp dumpling and those were the long sliced carrot strips wrapped together.
Not properly wrapped though; the dumpling crumbled when you snap it with your chopsticks:S
Lastly, the har mai (shrimp dumpling)...which was a little like Leong Kee's xiao long pau-styled shrimp dumplings....with that little green pea on top of it:)
All our dim sum....
And note; the uniform of the workers here were pretty unique....bright green with linings of bright orange...ain't that striking?
Hehehe.....nice colours:)
One thing though, that I just recalled; the uniform may be nice but the service was definitely not up to the standard as they were not attentive. We raised our hands to ask for the bill but they pretended not to heed us. Then we were told to pay at the counter....but to me, even if customers were supposed to pay at the counter, you could at least be gracious or courteous to point that out to the customers and not leave them waving their arms like madmen in the air....
Still long way to learn....

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