Apr 13
Subang Jaya: Xiao Loong Bao @ Asia Cafe
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From wiki Xiǎolóngbāo, also known as soup dumpling,[1] is a type of baozi from eastern China, including Shanghai and Wuxi. It is traditionally steamed in small bamboo baskets, hence the name (xiaolong is literally “small steaming basket”).

In recent years, there are so many established that had mushroomed in serving dish like xiao loong bao around the Klang Valley… prices varies depending on where you have them. I like the one in Midvalley but that’s close to RM10 per order.

For economical and yet practical and good xiao loong bao, I like to just drop by Asia Cafe in SS15, Subang Jaya. There’s a stall here operated by a young guy from China.

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Their xiao loong bao is RM5 for 5 pieces and you usually have to wait quite long for it, at least 20 to 30 mins most of the time as it takes time to steam and they have a long order queue for it usually.

The xiao loong bao test is always how good it holds the juice inside and this one hold them very well but yet the skin is not too thick. The juice taste good and so are the meat but the vinegar/ginger used to go with it is just normal.

So for an affordable and good xiao loong bao, I would recommend this place, also try out their deep fried yam, very good too ;).

Xiao Loong Bao @ Asia Cafe, SS15, Subang Jaya
GPS: N3 04.473 E101 35.430

Apr 10
Penang: Maxim Dim Sum @ Taman Perkaka
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My aunt brought me here about 2 years ago… then according to Julian, this place is actually quite famous. Anyhow, before going to work for like 2 days straight, we had our dim sum breakfast here at Maxim Dim Sum.

Located on the ground floor of the Lip Sin building (near Tesco) at Taman Perkaka, this place is quite full even on a weekday morning and if I am not wrong, on the weekend they will have more seating area on the shop next 2 doors away.

The place is self service, so you basically take the order card on your table and then what you fancy and they will mark down the price of the items you took for billing later.

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My favourite here is their steamed mussels with clams, steamed radish cake and the char siew pau is very good as well. The price starts at RM1.80 (if you go to Damansara Jaya that shop, it about RM4.00 onwards!), so pricing is really reasonable and they have a lot of varieties that you can’t find here in KL.

For both days, we ate like crazy (even till lunch time we are not hungry), it cost less than RM30.00 for the 3 of us. Tea is only RM0.90 per head, no wonder all my outstation relative always say KL is so expensive, hehe…

Anyhow, we love this place, plenty of choices, food is good and price is great! Will sure be back when I am up at the pearl of the orient again 🙂

Maxim Dim Sum @ Taman Perkaka
GPS: N5 20.947 E100 17.694

Apr 17

Miharu was telling me about this place and we had wanted to go there one Saturday morning but the queue was long with people waiting outside for a table, so we decided to skip… then one morning I picked up Sky and decided to have dim sum and decided to come here since Sky also high recommend this place.

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Jin Xuan is nicely renovated with half open and half air conditioned. You are then given a piece of paper to mark your order of dim sum and drinks, so your dim sum are steamed to orders but for fried stuff and all they will bring it over.

Since there are only 2 of us and couldn’t eat much… we decided to stick to the conventional dim sum of har kow (prawn dumpling), siew mai (pork), steamed fishpaste, pork ribs and a bowl of porridge. The dim sum range from RM 3.50 to RM4.00 each and RM3.50 for the porridge. A pot of jasmine tea for 2 persons cost RM3.00. Prices are ok since the size of the dim sum are quite decent too.

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Dim Sum means “touching the heart” in Chinese, so character it should have includes being fine, elegant, well prepared and so delicious that it touches your heart when eating it. I would have to say that the dim sum here is quite good, above average but have yet to touch my heart la… hahaha… but pricing is ok and taste is good, so no wonder they have such long queues. Hope that they can maintain their quality of food plus service here, doing a good job so far :).

Restaurant Jin Xuan Hong Kong
No. 59, 61 & 63, Jalan SS22/19
Damansara Jaya, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 603-77296866
GPS: N3 07.606 E101 36.928
(same row as Maybank @ Atria)

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