It is too early to sleep but too late to read my new course notes and i have just done my rounds of blog hopping after the weekend; the conclusion: log in to blog spot and create a new entry.
So what am i going to blog about today? Lets have a look at my Flickr compilation. Flipping through the pages of pictures to sniff out some sort of inspiration and desire to ramble about a meal i just had.
Lets see, should i just blog about updates of my life? The promotion and the "Pass" that i got for my professional paper? 60% completed, i can almost smell victory.
How about the good old Dim Sum? or the option of uploading pictures on a very slow internet night?
Ah Yat Abalone Forum.
Familiar enough to warrant a bigger eye, images of the disturbingly huge abalone being conjured up in your mind as you finish reading the 4 words?
Fortunately, the other option instead of sacrificing a monthly income to eat here, is their decently affordable morning dim sum that does not warrant leaving the restaurant without a leg and an arm. Just a signature or an I O U would suffice, kidding.
Choosing to let customers order while they bite on what seems to be a vegetarian dish, before the petite dim sum is thrown into the huge steamer, the list boasts the usual Hong Kong delights and some interesting side dishes like the Salt and Pepper squid (common in Australia and Hong Kong, but harder to spot it here).
Tick what you want and what you get is a decently efficient service which serves your pipping hot dim sum in the common bamboo basket.
As i unconsciously look into my pictures, i realise a pattern of carbohydrates laden dishes.
Let me continue with the "cheong fun".
Would you like it pan fried with some dried shrimps and chilli?
Or the usual steam with prawns? Obviously both unique in their ways and deliciously filling.
If i may continue, the fried raddish cakes boosted with some waxed sausages and meat floss was also delicious although i prefer mine with some prawns. After all, what is dim sum without prawns?
Or have the pure prawn dumpling, undisturbed and just the prawns encapsulated in a thin casing of flour.
Another of the dumplings, this one was either scallop or chive, seriously one of the "other" dumplings.
Sometimes, you just got to inject some luxury to life, just like someone should inject some life into Avenue K. The Shark Fin Dumpling soup is the "king" of all dim sums, this one is affordable at RM12++.
The family tradition of having dim sum is the steam shall come before the fried whilst the rest may come at their own leisure and pace. Thus the only fried we ordered, must be the devil sleeping at home today.
The Mango and Prawn Roll. Sweet and savoury, a brilliant wake up call.
Finishing up with Salt and Pepper squid. The familiar simple flavors are some of the stupidest of reasons why i want to go back to study in university. The long breaks in between the lectures so that we can go and have dim sum.
Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant
M6-8 Mezzanine Floor
Avenue K, No.156, Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Verdict: 3 stars out of 5 stars. If one thing, all this costs us RM90 ++, which is decently cheap compared to my younger days when i will tell the waiter, those that i ticked ARE THE ONE I DO NOT WANT! These days, my stomach and the digestion system often needs to rest and a simple chinese tea with petite dim sum does the trick of settling it down on a Sunday Brunch.