Tuesday, January 15, 2008

hong kee tim sum #2

having tasted hong kee of the damansara jaya branch (here to read my review), i thought things might be better in the usj branch. after being reminded of a branch in usj, i jumped at the idea of having dim sum that weekend. so i dragged my sisters along with me after our music class on a sunday morning (3 weeks ago)...

its bright orange signboard is not to be missed and its very distinctive "tim sum" as opposed to normal spelling of "dim sum". maybe thats what is bringing this shop luck (not so nice food but with people flocking there, what is the world of food coming to)


chao loh mei fan- rm4

chee cheong fun (prawns)- rm4

siew mai- rm3

scallops siew mai- rm3

fish paste stuffed okras- rm3

fried prawn roll with mayo- rm3

siew long bao- rm4

beancurd skin stuffed with fish paste- rm3
(fishpaste tasted limp)

char siew bao- rm1.20 each

my main purpose was to try the 'chao loh mei fan' which has garnered various thumbs up and five stars rating from other floggers. but it turned out to be disappointing for me. the rice came only slightly warm and the rice were oily. absolutely nothing fantastic, i felt cheated :( and i lost faith in reading food reviews oledi....

... just kidding! ;-)

the dim sum fares were rather poor. at first i thought it'll be the same concept as the outlet in damansara jaya where waiters will bring raw dim sum items, steam it up for you. maybe they found that to be time consuming. at the usj outlet, items were steamed up beforehand. well, nothing wrong with that as thats what is being practiced in most dim sum places BUT here they dont have pushcarts to keep things warm.

so i had to ask for a resteam which generally hampered the taste. not to say it tastes fantastic before resteam but basically it just potong'ed our stim.

total bill amounted to rm44.40 for just the 3 of us. our verdict? not going to come back anytime soon.

hong kee tim sum (usj branch)
jalan usj 9/5p,
47620 selangor.
(same row as sumo japanese restaurant)

[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.]

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