UPDATED on 13 October 2008
I have been raving about this place since its opening. But as the crowd grew bigger and bigger during the weekends, I have abandoned this place till yesterday. There used to be a long list of must-order items but I think I will scrap it all off my list from now on, ok, I don't even think I will go back. The much-raved about Sang Chow Loh Mai Fan (Glutinous Rice) was crap. Portion smaller and now served using the Loh Mai Kai steel bowl. Lack of aroma and taste. Bad. Prawn dumplings (har gau) was bad too. The prawns were oversteamed hence shrunk and the skin and fillings separated when I tried to lift it up with my chopsticks. The same happened to other steamed dimsum too. Only the Siu Mai (pork dumpling) still big and juicy. Now, they need to do something about the quality, otherwise more people will bid them farewell just like me. Bah!!!
Hong Kee, a newly opened dim sum place in Damansara Jaya is my current favourite place for breakfast during the weekends. Especially packed after 9.30 a.m, I have been frequenting this place every Saturday, 5 weeks in a row. So much so, my ravings about this place has attracted my flogger sistas; namely Boolicious, WMW and Lyrical Lemongrass to visit this place twice for the past two Saturdays. Oopss...not forgetting, UnkaLeong who is back for a 1-week holiday also joined us last Saturday and according to him, this is his 3rd time visiting this shop. Wow...another fan! LOL!
What is so special about this place? It's because they serve my favourite "Sang Chow Loh Mai Fan" in which the glutinous rice was stir-fry with generous amount of chinese sausages, dried shrimps, waxed meat and strips of egg omelette. So aromatic and you can see the rice was fried till perfection! Grains by grains and not too oily. Am glad that I didn't dissappoint my sistas with my ravings. Hahaha..in fact, they started to rave about it now. Oh yah..please note that the Loh Mai Fan is only available during weekends!
The rest of the dim sums here are not too bad, but of course, some are memorable and some are forgettable. So, here are the collection of dim sums which I have tried over my past 5 visits:
Cheong Fun with BBQ Meat: Quite smooth but the sambal lack of the ommpphh factor. Would prefer it more spicy.
Char Siu Sou aka BBQ Pork Pastry...I kinda like the pastry; sweet, flaky and full of sesame seeds. The fillings was not too bad either.
Prawn dumpling aka Har Gau which we all don't quite like due to the thickness of the skin. Taste wise, very very normal which I think we can skip to allow our tummy to accommodate more of the Sang Chow Loh Mai Fan..hehehe!
Fu Chuk Roll..basically the pork fillings were wrapped with beancurd sheet, the fried and steamed with thai chilli sauce. Err......not a fan of this although I saw my dad and Hubby enjoying it.
Yummss...Stir Fry Radish Cake which is not too bad. The texture of the radish cake was just nice, not too soft not hard. I especially love it when it's loaded with lots of chives, beansprouts and lots of crunchy preserved radish (choy bou).
The Loh Mai Kai is Hubby's favourite. Steamed till moist and soft, this plate is very well recommended! But errmm..I still prefer my Sang Chow Loh Mai Fan.
Stuffed Brinjals which is my dad and hubby's favourite. Got to admit, it's better than most Yong Tau Foo place. I enjoyed eating the fish paste as it got the homemade feel, just like how my mum used to make it; bouncy and full of fish flavour.
The Siu Mai aka Pork Dumpling is our must order whenever we go for Dim Sum. The Siu Mai here is very satisfying as each piece is so meaty.
My dad's passion: Steamed Fish Paste which I kind of like it too. Good quality I must say, bouncy and sweet. Without fail, we always order at least 3 servings of this.
This is quite unique, Fried Fish Paste coated with Almond Flakes. And surprise, there is a small portion of salted egg yolk right in the middle. Tastewise, something unusual and not too bad. I think my dad will also like this.
Ohhh...Spinach Dumpling got the sistas' votes. The pork and prawn fillings were stuffed into spinach-based skin and steamed to perfection. Just like the earlier Siu Mai, each bite was so meaty. Love it!
I have no idea what it's called and tasted like errr...normal dumpling.
Another type of steamed dumpling with yellow skin. Fillings exactly the same as Siu Mai, probably they just make it into another shape or colour to create more variety.
This fried stuff is like spring rolls with some soft crispy strips at the side. Again, don't know what it's called and don't know what it's made from. You must dip it with mayo and I find it quite nice.
Egg tarts was disappointing. There is one layer of uncooked flour in between the dough and the egg custard. A big no-no to the sistas.
Again with the same pork and prawn fillings, this time it is wrapped with paper-thin egg crepe and then steamed. Quite good.
Phew, lastly the Yam Puffs which I don't like cos the skin was not fluffy at all. One word, "Forgettable".
I think I missed a few photos cos I remember taking photos of the Char Siu Bao and few other items but anyway, you can get those review from my sistas' post at:
3) Lyrical Lemongrass
Hong Kee Tim Sum Restaurant is located at:
No 18 & 20, Jalan SS22/25
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Opening hours: 7.00am to 3.00pm daily.