It’s the 2nd day of Chinese New Year and my dad wanted to take us to this Dim Sum place that he likes in Subang Jaya. Actually I was quite surprised that it’s even open on the 2nd day of CNY (according to the boss, he didn’t close even on the eve or the 1st day).
The place is called Restoran Hong Lim located at SS15/4E, Subang Jaya. I suppose the people in and around Subang might know the place but it’s my first time.
Ordering of the items are done at the front of the shop with the usual spread of dim sum fare.
The steamed items section had the essential items that one would go for.
Then there’s the fried & crispy stuff items (which I always like).
The Siew Mai was quite good quality and tasty.
The Lo Mai Kai was just alright. Not the best I’ve had. I have to say that I’ve had better.
I kinda consider myself a bit of an chinese egg tart connoisseur, I found that the egg tarts here left me severely wanting. The custard was dry and the pastry was not fluffy. I will definitely skip the egg tarts the next time I come here.
This was the fried Sui Kow with mayonnaise which both my brother and I really liked. Definitely gonna order this the next time.
The Fried Yam Dumplings (Wu Kok) was also really awesome.
This was a very interesting dish. I’m not sure what it is especially but it tasted like some first meat or fish paste in chilli and bean sauce. Very tasty.
The Har Kow (shrimp dumplings) was especially good. It’s just the way I like it, although I have to admit I’m usually not a big fan of the item. It’s good because the skin of the dumpling is not too thick or pasty and also it’s got like 3 shrimps in each one of them.
The Pork Rib dish which also a pretty standard item in all dim sum places was nothing special. It’s not one of those stand out dishes. Might give this a miss the next time.
Actually this one is more a Yeong Tau Foo dish than a Dim Sum dish but I notice that they usually serve it at Dim Sum places as well. The ones they had at this place was really nice. The sauce was good too.
They say that the measure of a Dim Sum place is how good the Char Siu Pau is. The Char Siu Pau here is very good. We ordered one each and I’m definitely glad that we did.
This fried carrot cake with egg dish was so good that I even forgot to photograph it before it was half devoured. It’s got the 2 things that I personally think are essential for making carrot cake dishes good. Lots of bean sprouts and it’s gotta be well fried. I hate those that are undercooked and pasty. This is very well done. If only they used Ipoh Taugeh (bean sprouts). I suppose now I’m asking too much.
Overall, it was a really good experience. The food was good and the prices were pretty reasonable considering the amount of food we had. However, I think that today we were overcharged for drinks. If you look at the picture above, it seems like we were double charged for the single pot of tea we had. According to my parents, the last time they went, they were charged RM4.80 for that pot of tea (for 4) but this time there seems to be another RM6 (RM1.50 x 4) charge for drinks. Wonder where that came from. Maybe it’s the CNY tax. Oh well. Will make sure the next time we check the bill before paying.
Besides that small error, I would recommend Restoran Hong Lim for those around the Subang Jaya area or those in the Klang Valley who want to take a drive to that area for a change.