Wednesday, October 10, 2007

点dim 心sum at king crab

this is a superrrrrrrr backdated food review post.

it was a sunday morning (one of the very few sundays where music class was cancelled), dad was back from dubai, we decided to have dimsum breakfast @ king crab. dad's fav breakfast :)

King Crab Seafood

if you hadnt noticed, king crab, marco's pizza and pathlab have the same color scheme and they are all located at the same row of shops opposite kelana jaya lrt station.

Marco's Pizza

Pathlab Healthcare Centre

see what i mean with the color schemes? red and yellow, striking and vibrant!

all three highly successful businesses belongs to the same owner of cos. and the owner happens to be mom's friend (we live in the same neighborhood, but of cos they live at a more atasan area-lah).

mom went and sampled the food before and she was all praises for the dimsum, albeit a lil' pricey no doubt.

a lil' introduction on 点dim 心sum that you should know and appreciate this chinese cuisine.

"The Cantonese phrase Dim Sum (點心) means literally "touch the heart" or "order to your heart's content". It may be derived from yat dim sum yi (一點心意), meaning "a little token". ("A Touch of Heart" is perhaps the more poetic translation.) Though the English word "dim sum" refers to the Cantonese variety, the idea of a wide variety of small dishes for lunch also holds for other regions of China." from Wikipedia

anyway, a picture paints a thousand words! i'll give you loadsa pictures!


tie kuan yin

braised groundnuts


luó bo gāo 萝卜糕 radish cake

cháng fěn 肠粉 rice noodle rolls with shrimps

lou mai gai 糯米雞 glutinous rice with chicken

chā shāo bāo 叉烧包 roast pork bun

fèngzhǎo (??) 凤爪 (??) chicken feet (??)

yu mai elongated shape fish ball

xiǎo lóng bāo 包 soup dumpling

green chillies yong tau foo

har kuen 蝦捲 fried shrimp roll

big succulent prawns inside!

har gau 蝦餃 shrimp dumpling

shāo mài 烧卖 steamed dumplings with pork and crab roe

guō tiē 鍋貼 pan fried dumplings

wu gok 芋角 taro dumpling


avocado roll

cold inside, crispy outside

cha siu sou 叉燒酥 flaky pastry with char siu

sesame balls with pandan filling

it was deeeliiiiseeeousss :)))))))

11 full stomachs = rm251.36

... but pricey nonetheless (bill shown is for 11 pax). my personal favs and recommended dishes are avocado rolls, prawn rolls and har gau. the prawns are really BIG. everyone loves BIG succulent prawns, right?

but if you ask me if king crab is comparable to ipoh famous
foh san, well in terms of the concept of dimsum, i still prefer the old fashion way of waitresses pushing carts carried with dimsum goodies around rather than ticking on kim gary style menus.

photo credits: kampungboycitygal

ticking boxes no doubt saves time but i like the personal touch and the fact that i can see the goodies before i order 'em. just my 2 cents worth ;)

in terms of types of cuisines offered, i think king crab has more variety (not too sure though), there are western dimsum'ed items that foh san doest have, like avocado roll which is very very very tasty. the thought of it now makes me drool :p

OMG. I WANT TO EAT DIMSUM NOWWWWWwwww !!!!1111111 and so should you!

restoran king crab
103-107, jalan ss25/2,
taman mewah jaya,
47301 petaling jaya,

[disclaimer: the opinions expressed here are based on my personal views, tastebuds and preference and may vary for others. please dont sue me, i dont have money. kthxbye.]


Chang said...

i almost ate my laptop when i saw all the dim sum...
sobz...i miss all of those stuff

YilingL said...

chang: muahahaha. ur air liuh everywhere at your lap top leh... dont say you la, even i feel like eating RIGHT NOW!!

Calvin said...

I think I had dim sum right before leaving for US. It was in Eden KLIA. It wasn't too bad. Right now I don't miss dis sum yet cause i don't really super fancy it... But I am sure... I'd die for it some time. Hehe...

YilingL said...

calvin: i heard alot ppl say eden's dim sum no good one woh. cheh tot this entry will make u air liuh meleleh one... mission failed!!

Chang said...

u got me thou....

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