black pepper laced siu mai - a delicious twist to an old favourite
lala dim sum two ways
Braving a torrential downpour, we arrived at Sungai Buloh a little damp from the rain but was glad that the rain was a blessing in disguise since it meant less people at this usually packed spot.
The dim sum here falls in the category of the street food kind - chunky versus the dainty morsels usually found in Chinese restaurants. There's an old fashioned feel about how they serve the dim sum here - servers carting large wooden baskets of steaming items for you to select what you want to indulge in.
I want it all.....the selections
There's loads to choose from, until you get a little confused after a while with the riot of colours and choices. According to Debbie who is a regular here, they often introduce new items here to give everyone a varied palate.
pick what you want from the trays
Highly recommended by Debbie were the unusual lala dim sum - large lala shells (still with the clam intact) stuffed with chunky pork meat and bits of prawn. There are two varieties of this, one with a creamy sauce with a touch of cheese and a fragrant black pepper sauce. Both are equally delicious and moreish items you wish to keep eating.
finger licking good - deep fried chicken wings
A new item on the menu that night were the deep fried chicken wings - juicy pick-me-up-and-get-your-hands-dirty food that taste so sinful but good. I especially liked the black pepper siu mai, an unusual item that perked up my tastebuds. The steamed char siu pau is good too, so are the other siu mai selections.
yummiest ever deep fried sesame balls
One item we couldn't get enough were the deep fried sesame balls, with an aromatic peanut filling that screamed yumminess to my tastebuds the moment I bit into them. Needless to say, this was enjoyed by all (it's a favourite of her kids) that it needed a second order before we were fully satisfied. They also do similar versions with sesame paste but order the peanut ones as they are very good. Generally, everything else is good and satisfying - completely worth braving through the rain and traffic. So next time you get hit with dim sum cravings, give this a place a spin! Food is good here, reasonably priced and it's not laden with loads of MSG. Incidentally, do go support my friend Debbie as she is interviewed by Fried Chillies on Nonya food.
Excellent place for dim sum cravings especially at night (or morning if you're a traditionalist). Focus more on the steamed items with chunky fresh fillings but throw in a deep fried sesame ball as dessert. I've heard egg tarts aren't great here, so give that a miss.
The low down (minus the fluff):
Restoran Kong Mah
32, Jalan Public
Kg Baru Sg Buloh
Tel: 03-6156 1682/019-2254640
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
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