Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Little Dim Sum Place @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Sometimes the best things comes in two. Whether it is the gender, male or female, fork and spoon, a pair of chopsticks or even Batman and Robin, for me what matters most is my other half. So it is with great delight that finally a photo has been approved by the censorship board for my blog. A picture of my side kick when we go hunting for food all over Kuala Lumpur, and some say making an effort in Petaling Jaya as well.

So what has "two" got to do with today's post? Meet Dim and Sum, A little Dim Sum Place. Humble it is, situated along the main streets of SS2, i was hesitant stepping into PJ without a clue except this was meant to be highly recommended.

As mentioned, my side kick, or like i said before, 1+1 = 2

Now back to the review, dim sum here looked ordinary, but the first bite of the har gau said otherwise. The flavour of the prawns and the meaty bite of it reminds me of the good old dim sum i used to have, which meant very good dim sum. The Siu Mai was topped with a medium size prawn which gave it the nice bite and contrasting texture, first made famous in Concorde Hotel.
The "Gun Tong Gao" was good. Filled with soup and seafood pieces floating, it is definitely a more affordable option at RM6 or RM8 rather then RM20plus if you eat it in a hotel.

Then the paus came into the picture, highlighting my "two" theory. The custard bun with the leaking soft custard laced with salted egg was a delight to eat but had to be carefully handled with the molten liquid bursting if you bite into it too hard as evident from the stains all over the table.

The char siu baos were airy and fluffy, no complaints from this department either.

The egg tarts came in bite size which was easier to eat and of course temptation sets in for another plate.

A fried seafood piece with mayonnaise was alright, time and time, i have mentioned fried food and mayo takes alot to screw up.

The banana,mango and prawn roll. Fried in a familiar looking bread crumb which you can get in the supermarket, the mango was overpowered by the pungent banana and only the description was the evidence that the mango existed. Maybe my "two" theory might be put into better use?
Finally, a stuffed brinjal with black bean sauce. My favourite vegetable so i deemed nothing wrong with this dish.

Address and contact details:

A Little Dim Sum Place
12, Jalan SS2/63
47300 Petaling Jaya

Tel : 03-7873 1876

Business hours: 9am to 3pm, 6.30pm to 12.30am (Tues to Fri)
9am to 12.30am (Sat and Sun).
Closed on Monday.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5 stars. At less than RM50 inclusive of the missing picture of the siu mai which i promise i will put in if i dont forget, it is an affordable meal for two, bear in mind this is dim sum. On a Saturday afternoon, the place is not too overly crowded and parking is readily available. I just may come back again to sample some of the celebrity items like the Mango Tong Yuen.


wenching & esiong said...

This place is in SS2? Ok, gonna check it out then! We haven't had dim sum for quite some time! Thanks for introducing!

KampungboyCitygal said...

craving for the custard bun right now..u can just forget about the mango tong yuen haha

Big Boys Oven said...

macam boleh tahan aje!!!! lol!

Nic (KHKL) said...

well, they dont call the custard bun "quicksand bun" for nothing..hehe...the "gun tong gao" is really relatively cheap! looks huge too! looking forward to a visit as soon as the darn exams are over...

zewt said...

hey.... u labelled this dim sum but there is no category for dim sum in your side bar. should label the restaurant according to the genre.

hey, i am depending on your site u know... haha.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

wen&esiong: no problems..let me know wat u think..

kbcg: yeah thats wat everyone says..but cant b that bad rite?

bbo: boleh tahan..

nic: yeah its relatively cheaper then proper restaurants..

zewt: wah..big job la that one..i alr lazy to list my restaurants there d.. abt ur special place..let me give u a list by tmmw..leave it under ur msg for ur latest post..

ling239 said...

"Gun Tong Gao" has got kinda thick skin right ?

yeah, dun even bother to try the mango tong yuen...XD

tigerfish said...

Lucky you. Perfect company and food!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ling239: sort of lar..the skill is making it thin enough, but the important thing is the soup and ingredients..

tigerfish: what more can i want?

jasmine said...

it's one of my fave. dim sum places though the mango tong yuen is one thing i steer clear of.

MeiyeN said...

everything looked so beautiful here :D

beachlover said...

wah!! that 'leng lui" your gal??..hmmmm....not bad!1 makan dim sum again,so many blogger go to dim sum place..I need your restauarnt list when I go back KL around CNY.Must jot down your blog name!!hahaha!!

Angie Tan said...


I recall a place in Sri Hartamas with the same name. I wonder, if this is the same one? I love that place in Sri Hartamas. (^^)

Anyway, will check it out-la!


"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

jasmine: sigh..looks like i should not try the mango 1 then..but i really want to haha..

meiyen: totally agreed..

beachlover: quick quick jot it down and link me also..

angie: yeah i heard they came from there..

Alex said...

its a nice place but packed on weekends morning. Food is great but service a little "char".

wmw said...

I want to eat Sunshine Bao now!

Seaqueen said...

Not bad. You seem to have a craving for dim sum lately eh??

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

alex: was it? it was ok for me on a saturday brunch time..

wmw: me too la!

seaqueen: yeap..sommore to come!

Cynthia said...

One day... I'll be able to visit and eat like this, one day... I hope.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

cynthia: if the day you land in malaysia, let me know!

AnGeLiC PrInCeSs SeReNa said...

can u bring me along to some of your food hunts??!!! pretty please pleaseeeeee.... =p

I'll make Kidd come along... kayz?

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

serena: haha ok la..wanted to ask u go vintry with chi min 1..but the bugger now coughing non stop..have to put on hold.

mama bok said...

I had dim sum last sunday.. and they weren't as good as yours.. :(