Saturday, October 24, 2015

Premium Dim Sum @Bandar Mahkota Cheras Sg Long - A touch of Traditional Classic Dim Sum

With a name as Premium Dim Sum one has a very high expectation of the quality of the Dim Sum that will be served at Premium Dim Sum Restaurant located at 2, Jalan Temenggung 29/9 Bandar Mahkota Cheras, a strong throw from AEON Bandar Mahkota Cheras.

At Premium Dim Sum, the decor is very different from the classic Chinese Dim Sum Restaurant but one that exudes a very modern style setting with comfortable leather chairs and marble table top. With an open kitchen concept, one can experience the sound and bustle of watching your Dim Sum being prepared and cooked.

We have tasted a lot of Dim Sum from street type to old kopitiam to restaurant and up to hotel restaurant. From Dim Sum that are served from the trolley, to ala carte; the difference is clear on the difference of quality in the serving. Each of the restaurant have certain specialty Dim Sum but at Premium, we were treated to the taste bud of traditional Dim Sum.

With 2 main Dim Sum specialist chef; with more than 30 years of experience using choice ingredients to serve you ala minute Dim Sum (please allow a 10 to 15 minute) at a very reasonable prices (ranging from RM5.00), you can't get any better than this.

There are a few specialty Dim Sum that retains its originality in terms of taste and serving; which we will be highlighting in this blog. For me, we love to start with the steam dishes, the first among many is the Siew Mai (RM 5.50) - which has a generous amount of meat and prawns topped with ebiko to gives you a popping feel with every bite.

Next, we had the Prawn Dumpling (Har Gao King - RM5.50) - which has a bouncy, succulent and chewy smooth texture.

Other highlights under the steam section are the Shanghai Xiao Long Bao (RM6.50) which was served in a special spoon. The broth in the dumpling has a strong Chinese wine aroma with vinegar taste; it was a real treat slurping it into our mouth while it is still piping hot.

Another Dim Sum that we love is the Steam Bacon Roll Dumpling (RM5.00). The filling in this Dim Sum is the succulent prawns, which when married to the slight salty bacon, gives it a very nice savoury taste.

Next, we move to some Pau Dim Sum - we love the Ma Lai Ko (RM5.00), as the texture was very fluffy and soft; which literally melt in the mouth feel. With a spread of melon seed topping, it reminds us of the original taste of this simple Chinese cake.

We then had the Fish Paste Dumpling (Yu Mai  RM5.00). The fish paste has a firm and chewy texture which we like. Unlike most other restaurant which will serve this Dim Sum with a bed of Chinese cabbage; the Chef choose to use baby spinach as the base.

After that it was the Steam Beancurd Roll (RM5.00). Wrap in the beancurd roll is the fish paste which has the same quality like the Yu Mai.

For the Steam Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun (RM6.00), you can have yours either with Prawns, Char Siew or a mix combination of Prawns and Char Siew.

Another favourite among us, was the Custard Bun (Lau Sa Pau RM5.00); the texture of the free flow custard was superb with a well balanced taste of the salted eggs in the custard cream.

The Char Siew Pau (RM5.50) was next on the table, we love the evenly breakoff of the dough which show a perfectly time steaming of the Pau to get to this texture.

For the fried series of Dim Sum, we love the XO Fried Raddish Cake (RM6.50), it was fried to the right precision without being overwhelmingly oily, while the generous portion of the Chinese chives (dog vege) was good and cooked to the right precision with the eggs and the preserved vegetables.

We also love the Fried Beancurd Roll (RM6.00), which has a nice crunch with a succulent prawns wrapped into it. Best eaten with some mayonaise sauce.

Another of my favourite is the Century Egg, Oyster, Pork Porridge (RM5.50). The texture of the porridge was so fine, silky and flavourful. Mixed with the condiments, this porridge was indeed tummy warming to start off with.

This next Fried Dim Sum which is Fried Sticky Rice Dumpling (Ham Tsui Kok) does spring a surprise to me. When it landed on the table, we did not touch it as it looks too simple and from the look of it; was not too impressive. Upon some coaxing, we decided to taste it and it was very nice with a balance of soft crisp and the filling which has pork meat was very delicious.

Other Dim Sum that we tasted was the Lotus Leaf Rice.

and the last Fried Dim Sum that we had was the Fried Sesame Ball.

In most Chinese Dim Sum restaurant; the normal tea that are served are usually the Chinese tea, but at Premium besides ordering these Chinese tea; you can try out their special Flower tea (RM8 for 2 pax) which were the Lavender  Chamomile, 3 Combination Chrysanthemum, Pink Rose + Jasmine, Peach Fruit Tea, Apple Rose Fruit Tea and the Blueberries . Each of these tea are served in little coffee cup and has a very unique flavours, aroma and taste. We love the Blueberries tea.

Make a visit to Premium Dim Sum at Bandar Mahkota Cheras for some traditional Dim Sum in a modern setting.

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