Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dim Sum @ King Crab Restaurant, Petaling Jaya



Usually whenever we dine at King Crab, it has always been about their main dishes hence I decided to give their dim sum a try. My friend who is a regular there did the ordering and these are her favourites. You're given the menu so tick on which items you wish to order on the sheet. They'll send it back to the kitchen to prepare the items. We had some trouble looking for the Siu Mai as it's known as Steamed Dumpling Stuffed with Shrimp and Fish Roe (RM6.50) here. Although prices here are definitely more than the usual coffeeshop dim sum places, the fillings here are bigger. The Siu Mai was not bad with it's chunky filling of chopped prawns and pork.



I really loved these Deep Fried Avocado Puff Rolls (RM8). They're my friend's favourites too and I can understand why as it's simply delish.



Wrapped with kataifi pastry, it's filled to the brim with the jade green avocado cream.



Another deep fried item - the Deep Fried Bean Curd Skin with Shrimp and Yellow Chives (RM6.50). It's filled with crunchy prawns and delicious when dipped in the mayonnaise. For the regulars of King Crab, you would have tasted their amazing green coloured Thai Chili Sauce. It's available for the dim sum items and believe me it tastes good with these deep fried items too. The sauce is now available for sale by the bottle so if you're a fan, make sure you carry a bottle everywhere you go.



At one point of time, we had loads of items on our table hence we ate this a bit late - the century egg and pork porridge (RM4). I initially thought it's gone all thick like gunk since it was cold but when I ate a spoonful I was surprised. The texture of the porridge was smooth despite it's "thick" appearance. Really lovely porridge with the bits of pork and century egg.



My friend and I have a penchant for Xiu Long Baos. We once sat at Shanghai 10 just eating baskets of it one time. Their Steamed Shanghai Bun with Wolfberry or Kei Chi (RM6) was not bad but I felt the skin was slightly too thick. I had trouble nibbling a small hole to taste the soup which was quite nice.



Their Har Kau was also something we had trouble searching for as it's known as Jade Prawn Dumpling (RM6.50) with tiny bits of green chives in the skin. Although the prawns were nice and fresh, I felt the skin was also too thick.



Everyone's must have for dim sum - Char Siu Bao or Steamed BBQ Pork Buns (RM5.50). These were nice and fluffy with a delicious stuffing of chopped meat.



We also ordered the Steamed Cheung Fun with BBQ Pork (RM6) instead of the prawns since we had eaten so many prawn dishes. Here the cheong fun came stuffed to the brim with pieces of char siu in it but the rice flour sheet was slightly thicker versus other places.



Musn't forget desserts and we tried their Grass Jelly with Lemon Grass (RM5). This is exactly like the one we always order at Chynna. Nice and refreshing which I liked a lot.



This was also pretty good - Double Boil Barley with Ginseng Root and White Fungus (RM5). It's served cold and the ginseng taste is not very evident hence it's not bitter.

Aside from these items, they also have the usual favourites like Fried Radish Cake, Egg Tarts, Loh Mai Fan, Mango Pudding and etc. Prices range from RM4 to RM7 for most of the items. Most expensive item is the Steamed Cheung Fun with Scallop and Pine Nuts at RM12 and the Deep Fried Avocado Puff at RM8. Even though their prices are definitely higher, they make up this with lots of ingredients in their dim sum offerings.

King Crab
Jalan SS25/2
Taman Bukit Emas
Petaling Jaya

Tel No: 03 - 7808 2388

(Non Halal. Dim Sum is available from 7am to 2.30 pm daily. During weekends, it's available upstairs)

*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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15 comments:

Precious Pea said...

I decided to ditch Hong Kee (after 7th weeks in a row) and go for King Crab dim sum this weekend. Hubby so happy when i told him the fiery green chilli sauce is available for sale.

boo_licious said...

precious pea - LOL! I tell you, that addictive green chili sauce is so good with even dim sum. Dim sum here has it's hits and misses, the fillings are nice but their skin needs to be worked on. Prices are also higher than Hong Kee.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

the dimsum looks good..although yeah admit that it is on the steep side for a restaurant..as another 10-20% more, and u will get hotel standards..

boo_licious said...

joe - I guess this is the mid range type of dim sum in between the coffeeshops and hotels.

Vincent Cho said...

Wah~!! I want this Avocado Puff for my breakfast~!!

Big Boys Oven said...

The Dim Sum seems to be differently presented... a must try I guess.

Cat Cat said...

The avocado roll is new to me...
Ahhh, I can almost taste those har gau and siu mai. Both my favourite. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

boo_licious said...

vincent cho - quick, can still make it for late brekkie!

BBO - I think they were trying for something new hence we had trouble looking for old favs.

cat cat - no problems. Sorry to hear abt the storm and Happy Birthday to Emma again!

ling239 said...

the deep fried avocado puff rolls look so delicious... must find time to go again soon ~ ^_^

MeiyeN said...

goodness.... da avocado puff sounds new to me! would love to try it...

boo_licious said...

ling239 - not sure how it is compared to Shanghai 10's version but I liked this one as it was a huge portion.

Meiyen - think some places like Chef Loong, Shanghai 10 serve this type of item but my first time trying it. Really yummy and filled with lots of avocado cream.

I Cook4Fun said...

Congratulations Boo on your 1 million hits. I don't know what happen to my comment in the other post as it went missing. This is the first time I see Avocado roll at a dim sum place. Is this a new thing in Malaysia? It looks really yummy.

Jackson said...

hey, what about coming Saurday? LOL

boo_licious said...

icook4fun - maybe u didn't put the right password in? Thxs for the well wishes. The avocado roll is not new in KL as quite a few places feature it now.

jackson - I'm not able to make it this Saturday though, sorry! Let's see if this place meets Precious Pea's approval first. If it does, we'll organise a makan trip there.

UnkaLeong said...

Hmmm...Let's do this when I come back, k?

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