Dim Sum means “ dotted heart " or “ pointing to your heart " in chinese. But lately people prefer to call it Tim Sum meaning “ touched the heart ” Dim Sum is labelled as ''bad for the heart'' due to ''hidden fat'', but we Chinese still enjoy it. Eat first as the saying goes and deal with it later…. * wink* * wink* Well , it goes well with a cuppa of green tea though. And Ipoh is famos for their dim sum :)
Dim sum conjures tiny morsels of Chinese tea snacks in bamboo baskets that are popularly eaten at breakfast or lunch. The most popular ones are Steamed Sui Mai, Steamed Har Gao ( prawns dumpling), Radish Cake, Chee Cheong Fun , Char Siew pau, Egg Tarts , Wu Kok or aka Taro Puff and not to forget the famous glutinous rice aka Lor Mai Kai. There are many types of dumplings which are so daintily made and attractive , especially the cyrstal clear dough skin prawn dumplings. Nowadays, they have come out with lotz of different dainty looking dim sum snacks.
We took Jo for dim sum at Yoke Fook Moon when she told us that she craves for it and we ordered so much that we forgot Josh was not with us and we had a hard time trying to finish everything on the table :p real gluttony :( we ordered so much of different varieties of dim sum that came in trolleys and they look so good that we forgot that there were 3 of us only....never trust the eyes next time , it is safer to trust the stomach :)
And this lady was so happy to serve us and she literally invited me to take a snap shot of her ( with her sweet smile, how could I turn her down :p) ...gosh ...food bloggers have really spoil them ( Jo and Daddy was so amused ) ...if there is a vote for the best waitress...I will surely vote her :p Such a wonderful SMILE ! And how can we not just take all the stuff on her tray ! Scroll down to see what we had in gluttony :)
Fresh from the kitchen..all these fried stuff..who could resist...the Piggies were happily chomping down till we can't finished and have to ask for doggy bag to take home those surplus ones :p The photos below were some of the dim sum we ordered and the most expensive ones were of course the ' bird nest tarts ' . Believe me, it was expensive and we do not know whether they are really bird nest or just agar agar strips :p one perfect bite for RM6 the size of a twenty cent coin ! The rest was fabulous and truly , I love every piece of dim sum there except the bird nest tarts. Costly and nothing to shout about. One bite and that's it ! I just swallowed RM6 ( ** )
taro puffs...love this!
the overly priced bird nest tarts...RM6 a piece
the size of a twenty cent coin (* *)
zoomed in for your eyes only :)
fried shrimp dumpling...the shrimps were fresh and the dumpling
skin so crispy...dipped in mayonaise...delish !
their famos radish cake...mmm this is Jo's favourite
tasty and full of flavor...slurp
this is Jo's favourite too... 'Hongkong Chee Cheong Fun ' aka
rice flour rolls with shrimps and bbq pork bits comes with
their dried shrimps sambal and it is really somthing to shout about :)
shrimps dumplings...fresh and the shrimps
have a springy texture...perfectly done !
thumbs up for this :)
shrimps dumplings with spinach wanton wraps
pork siew mai....a delight to chomp down
thumbs up for this dainty dumpling :)
herbal chicken soup...a pick me up tonic soup for Jo
love their stuffed tofu and stuffed chillies
with yummy fish paste and their flavorful sauce
and Daddy's favourite oyster and peanuts congee
with fried vermicelli as garnishing
a flavorful congee....I love this too :)
We walked out of the restaurant like overfed Piggies
waiting at the abattoir :pppp
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