Monday, May 28, 2012

French Toast with Shrimps

Breakfast on a Sunday morning means crowd and fighting for parking/table space, especially if you are out during the peak hours of the morning.
An ex-housemate/varsity mate whom I am really close to was up in Penang for a visit and we agreed to meet up for dim sum breakfast on Sunday before she departs back to KL, but unfortunately the crowd was just too overwhelming for us to even find a place to stand let alone hover over a table, and I suggested to her another place where I used to frequent which had higher chances of finding a table.

It was quite crowded too, but at least there was at least a wider space in that area and we could find a table easily with no hassle. 
It's not that it is not popular, but it is just located in a more secluded area and also occupying a much larger space compared to most restaurants.

While we were busy catching up on our lives, hubby brought back the dim sum (Self-service on Sundays) for us to enjoy.

Steamed Fish Balls with beancurd sheets 

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Oh, I missed this! It's really hard to find good steamed fish balls in dim sum restaurants. It's funny, really, when this is supposed to be the simplest, yet I often find versions which were either too soggy or just not fresh at all.
This, is one of my favorite versions here.

Steamed shrimp dumplings

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Minced meat rolls with tomato sauce

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Lady fingers stuffed with fish paste served with fermented bean sauce

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Our spread of dim sum which hubby took while we were busy chatting and we did not even realize that he had taken so many of them!

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What caught my eye had to be this...

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This is an interesting combination of fried eggs and shrimps atop the bread; and it tastes just like French toast with shrimps.
I find this a really creative idea; although it may take some time to get used to the idea of fusion; mixing the east and the west in dim sum revolution.

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What do I make of it?
Like I said, it takes a little getting used to, but it's not half that bad either.

It's interesting, and I must say, an impressive attempt by this dim sum vendor, who constantly strives to come up with bold and innovative styles of food to add to their menu.

What is your most interesting dim sum yet? ;-)


  1. I always like Sunday dim sum. It such a nice tradition for a family to get together.. =)

  2. WOW! What a perfect combination.

  3. Smitten ByFood, so true!:-)
    I have always liked dim sum :-)

  4. Rita, haha, you should try this at home? ;-)

  5. I love a nice relaxing Sunday breakfast. Ambience is just as important as the food with me. Not fond of fighting the crowd or noisy bustling places.

  6. The Yum List, I am so with you on this...and that is mainly the reason why I only stick to my good ol' regular places for breakfast on weekends!:-) Familiar greetings and homey services make the best combination and just makes me relaxed and at home when I am surrounded by the usual environment! Guess we are both homey people at heart;-)

  7. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Hi, the dim sum on the pics looks good. May I know where is this restaurant?
    I am not a local here. But will be visiting Penang soon and would love to try out the dim sum.