Shrimp Dumpling (Har Kau) - RM7.80++ (Half price - RM3.90++)
Nope, you're not experiencing double vision today! It's another dim sum post for the second week running. Last week when my friend saw the King Crab dim sum write up, she called me to give this place a try - Ah Yat Abalone Forum. Since I've not ventured here before, I was game for a bit of dim sum during lunchtime. No sinful fried items this time round though as she was suffering a bit of sore throat. Parking here is quite a breeze as there's ample space available at their underground area even though they share the premises with a Japanese restaurant and Unique Seafood.
Pork Dumpling (Siu Mai) - RM7.80++ (Half - RM3.90++)
The restaurant area is huge, with no columns making it perfect for wedding dinners. Surprisingly it was packed even though it was a weekday. They're currently having a promotion - 50% discount during the weekdays and 30% discount during the weekends for their dim sum items. Here the dim sum items are all dainty versus big chunky ones. The Har Kau and Siu Mai was served in four tiny portions versus three bigger portions which makes it easier to eat it in one bite. What I liked about their dim sum was the prawns and meat filling was marinated with a mix of sweet rice wine giving it lots of flavour. The skin of the dim sum was also nice and thin.
They serve Hong Kong style dim sum here hence the dim sum dishes tend to be sweeter than what I have normally tried before. Their char siu bao was filled with chunks of fat though which will make anyone on a diet cringe. We both felt the steamed bao was a bit too sweet for our taste even though it was fluffy.
We also ordered the Char Leong - the typical Hong Kong dim sum item. I thought this wasn't too good as the yau char kuai within it was fried too crispy till it was a bit hard. Totally unlike the ones I have eaten at Hong Kong before.
We had the braised Ee Foo Noodles instead of ordering more dim sum items. The noodles were quite nice with the noodles that remind me a bit of the type you get in your Hokkien Noodles minus the bounce. Also spied the next table having the Ah Yat Special Noodles which smelt so great. They fry it in front of you in a heated claypot and the aromas of the noodles were making me hungry.
Mini Crispy Egg Tart - RM6.80++ (Half - RM3.40++)
The best part of the dim sum lunch were these yummy egg tarts. Mini ones with flaky pastry and a wobbly egg centre, they tasted so good piping hot. I tested one when it was cold and it tasted just as good.
Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant
Lot 9B, Jalan Kemajuan
Tel No: 03 - 7960 4988/ 7960 4288
(Non Halal. They also have outlets in Genting Highlands and Swiss Garden Hotel.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.
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