Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dim Sum Yuen & Hou Xiang Chee Cheong Fun

Dim Sum Yuen can be credited for pretty & polished presentations, with much of its extensive steamed selection served in distinctive square wooden boxes that bear the imprint of the restaurant's name. In terms of flavour though, not much left a lasting impression - not the tricoloured shrimp dumplings, flower buns or pumpkin cakes. Still, there was one saving grace for this meal - chee cheong fun stuffed with sliced yau char kwai, an unconventional combination that worked well together, especially in terms of texture. Alas, Yuen's other subversive interpretations of chee cheong fun - including one bundled with omelette, & another tinged pale green with spinach & laced with shrimp - fell prey to the bane of a stodgy skin & bland fillings.

Dim Sum Yuen
22, Jalan Radin Bagus 7, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur. Mon-Sat, 730am-11pm; Sun, 730am-4pm. Tel: 03-90544775

Hou Xiang promises multiple versions of chee cheong fun inspired by variations from KL, Ipoh, Penang & beyond, splashed with, say, a light & savoury soy sauce, a sweet fermented bean red sauce, thick shrimp paste or simply some curry. But its menu also manages to offer classic staples like yong tau foo, noodles, fried chicken chop & cendol. Customer satisfaction will fluctuate, hinging on how much you prize actual authenticity, finesse in execution, & comparisons with prices elsewhere.

Hou Xiang Chee Cheong Fun
47, Jalan SS23/15, Taman Sea, Petaling Jaya. Tel: 03-7497-1253

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8 comments:

  1. Oh? Not that great, that first place? Chee cheong fun at the second one looks good, your first pic. Cendol looks very nice, I would love to try that.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, the dim sum didn't quite meet the mark that we had been anticipating, though i did like the yau char kway chee cheong fun, heh. the cendol at the second place was brimming with quite a lot of ingredients :)

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  2. I prefer hong kong style chee cheong fun, especially with char siew and prawn filling, hehehe. :D

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    1. CK: heheh, me too ... that's the version i grew up with in malacca ... smooth and thin skin, with the prawn filling, in a light sauce ... yum! :D

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  3. wonder if the dim sum is the same as the one at SS2 which closed down. Same name tho...
    PS: i do like the yong tau fu at Hou Xiang!

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    1. Rebecca: ooo, i think it might be different ... yuen garden vs just yuen, heh :) hmmm, i wonder whether the yong tau fu at hou xiang might be inconsistent among its different branches :)

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  4. Beautifully presented dim sum, looks extra yummy~

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    1. Choi Yen: heheh, glad you like the look of them :)

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