Wanhoi YAMCH’A @Sky Avenue, Genting

With the newly opened Sky Avenue at Genting, you’ll be surprised with the food varieties. One should not worry about feeling hungry. Instead you will be spoilt with choice. Price from moderate to expensive, from Asian to Western food.

On my recent visit to Genting, I settled my lunch at Wanhoi YAMCH’A. I google about this place and discovered something cute and fancy here. 🙂

 

Wanhoi YAMCH’A is a restaurant inspired by the renowned Oversea Group. Serving Malaysian Cantonese cuisine.

Besides that, dim sum is also available at Wanhoi YAMCH’A.

The interior is quite classy yet modern.

Part of the menu to show you the prices.

Crispy Pork in Sweet & Sour Sauce (RM38.80). It tasted like ‘Ku Lou Yuk’, but this has a crispy texture because the pork is thinly sliced then deep fried. Next, its coated with caramelized sweet and sour sauce. Its quite an additive and appetizing dish.

Stir Fried Kangkung Special Sauce (RM28.80) was a mouth watering dish. It may looks simple, but the flavors were good. With the hint of spiciness from the cili padi (bird-eye chili), and shrimp paste to enhance the flavors of this dish.

BBQ Pork Belly (28.80), was alright. Not the best I’ve eaten.

The above dishes were eaten with white rice (RM3.50/bowl)

 

We wanted more. Hence we would also love to try their dim sum which claimed to made fresh.

Steamed Pork Ribs (RM11.80)

Siew Mai (RM12.80) . The siew mai however was just average, not memorable.

BBQ Pork Bun in Zhu Zai Shape (RM14.80). Consist of 2 adorable piggy steamed buns served hot in basket.

Pao dough has good consistency while the BBQ Pork filling was tasty. Glad that the pao dough wasn’t too thick.

Custard Pau (RM14.80)

“Wuek…I spit custard..” 😀 😀 Isn’t this pau looking cute? It is a steamed bun which is served hot. This yellow looking creature (pau) is filled with runny salted egg custard which literally ooze out once you take a bite. Very nice I felt.

A lovely pair of bird in a cage!! Salted Egg Yolk Lotus Paste Filling (RM15.80)

This dish really caught my attention.

The pastry is a buttery kind like what we had for Shanghai Mooncake. Its filled with smooth lotus paste.

Verdict : Food prices are on high side, food portion also quite small. But luckily the overall food taste was acceptable and quite satisfying.

 

Wanhoi YAMCH’A (near PictureHouse Cinema)

Level T2, Sky Avenue,, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Operation Hours: 11am – 10pm

Contact Number: +60 3-2144 9911

*solely based on writer's own opinion*
*imposed 10% service charge*
*Genting member entitled to 10% discount*

 

 

 

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Breakfast @ Yuen Garden Dim Sum, Puchong

Having dim sum as breakfast just like the Hongkie ^_^

There are countless dim sum restaurants in Puchong. So far I’ve only tried 2 from 2 different restaurants serving decent dim sum with an affordable price, at Bandar Puteri Puchong. I seldom go for dim sum breakfast…usually had noodles. I preferred to dine with 3-4 person, so that I could order more types of dim sum.

This time around with my mummy, sister and little niece; I would like to bring them to a different restaurant for dim sum. So I did a google search and looks like Yuen Garden Dim Sum has many positive reviews from the customers.

photo by "KVINLIM"

photo by “KVINLIM”

Occupying the corner lot of a 3-storey building.

However this restaurant is non-air conditioned.

A sign of “Please wait to be seated” is placed at the entrance. I felt its more organized this way. Rather than standing/ chupping next to a table hoping that person would quickly swallow their food and drinks so that I could get a seat.

Siew Mai….

and Har Kau are both abang adik that you should order in a dim sum restaurant. In my perception..both has to be good else I wouldn’t give a pass to that restaurant. hehe…

Luckily both Har Kau & Siew Mai were not bad. Meaty and the prawns were fresh and crunchy.

Minced Pork + Century Egg Porridge was quite smooth and tasty.

Their Lo Mai Kai fulfilled the criteria for having all the ingredients. Pork, Chicken, Chinese Sausage & Mushroom. The taste was good but I would prefer if the glutinous rice were to be softer 😉

Steamed Pork Ribs were alright.

Stuffed Chili was quite nice. Generous stuffing and the taste was good.

The firm Fish balls

Ohh… I like these Fried Chicken Wings! Crispy exterior! The end part of wing is stuffed with fish paste. Special right?

Char Siew Pao

My favorite Wu Kok! Very ‘yam-mie’ and crispy with nice pork filling.

Flaky crust filled with wobbly egg custard, Egg Tarts were alright but not the best I’ve eaten 🙂

I like the sight of my table filled with baskets of dim sum 🙂

Everything is served warm. If there’s any dim sum that you would like to order but its not available on the push cart, you may order from the staffs. They’ll bring it to you. Overall the food, price and environment are acceptable. But I end up feeling quite thirsty after the meal. I suspect may be the porridge. =_=

Yuen Garden Dim Sum
Jalan Kenari 18,
Bandar Puchong Jaya,
Selangor
Tel: 03-80763818

What’s your favorite choice of Dim Sum? @Restoran Taiji Eatery, Bdr. Puteri Puchong

When comes to ordering dim sum, what’s your favorite choice of Dim Sum?

I invited mummy and Marcus to come over to my house over the long weekend. Mummy likes eating dim sum. So, Alex and I brought her to Puchong for dim sum. At Bandar Puteri Puchong itself, there are several dim sum restaurants. I asked to come here again because my first experience here, the dim sum was not bad. Not forgetting most of the dim sum restaurants here are often packed during weekends. If any that look so vacant…it must be something wrong. Either the food or price or probably the service.

Restoran Taiji Eatery is a non air conditioned restaurant. But still bearable with fans on lar. No push carts here…varieties of dim sum are served in big tray. They’ll carry around the restaurant easily for customers to choose and order. If you do not sight any of your choice…probably you can ask the staff whether those dish are available or not. For example, porridge, loh mai kai, char siew pao.

We started with a plate of warm Char Siew Pao (Steamed BBQ Pork Bun). Each plate consist of 2 average size steamed bun.

The pao dough was not hard or dry. Quite fluffy. The filling was moist and tasty.

Nothing great about the Hong Kong G Cheong Fun but it wasn’t horrible la…

Siew Mai (Steamed Pork Dumpling) was okay. Quite meaty.

However I preferred this dunno what name. Similar to Siew Mai but topped with a piece of prawn. Fillings are pork & prawn. Firm and juicy texture.

Yu Mai (Steamed Fish Balls). The fish balls are quite nice I felt. It has firm texture and no strong fishy taste.

The Chicken Feet was just average.

Loh Mai Kai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken). I like their loh mai kai wor. It was properly cooked. Means no semi-cooked rice grains. And I find it tasty too.

Their Stir-Fried Radish Cake on that day was quite disappointing. Color wasn’t really attractive (look pretty white) and the taste also abit bland. Luckily it has sufficient egg and bean sprout to compensate the overall taste.

Their Wu Kok (Yam Dumpling) was very nice and yam-mie. Its also my favorite. Never miss ordering one. Crisp exterior, smooth and fragrantful yam interior with bbq pork filling.

After meal dessert with a serving of Kwai Fa Kou. I always heard this kuih served in those olden days Chinese emperor palace (watched from tv drama). But I’ve not tasted the real one. This one, the texture is between jelly&kuih. Not really crunchy type. A bit of sweetish taste with hint of chrysanthemum and Chinese wolfberries.

Too bad they did not serve any Durian Pancakes on that day. I recalled it was quite nice.

The price list here. So I’m guessing a basket of siew mai cost RM3.50.

Total bill was around RM48, for the above dim sum, a pot of tea (Tieguanyin) and a cup of Herbal tea. Overall we were quite satisfied with the food and price.

Taiji Eatery Dim Sum Restaurant
2, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100, Puchong, Selangor
Tel:

Blog referral :- Dim Sum at Taiji Eatery Bandar Puteri Puchong

Eat – Wedding – Sight Seeing

As mentioned earlier…I was at Ipoh for only a day trip. The main reason was to attend Alex’s cousin wedding. Well…we do not want to waste much time, but to fill the entire day with food and also sight seeing. Fully utilized the day since morning and get caught in the jam while traveling home. LOL!!

We decided to travel early…at around 7.45am..ermmm….actually not really early also lar hor?

With Alex’s driving skill…we reached Ipoh safely at around 10+am. LOL!!

Our plan was to go for dim sum breakfast. We would like to try Foh San’s dim sum at the new premise. Just because Saturday was a public holiday for Malaysians…Ipoh was so crowded over that weekend! I waited for a vacant table for like 15 minutes? Was that consider fast?! And I need to stand in front of the table…like chup-ing a seat liddat. *sigh*

Our dim sum breakfast. Not bad I felt. The selections of dim sum are not bad. Many choices. I like their siew mai. Big, juicy and meaty. We did not order much…because we still need to go for a wedding lunch at 12pm.

Restoran Foh San Sdn Bhd
51 Jalan Leong Sin Nam,
30300 Ipoh Perak.

Business hours: 6.30am to 2pm (Closed every Tuesday)

After the dim sum breakfast, we went to Ching Han Guan Biscuit Shop 

because my mom wanted to try their biscuit with meat floss,lotus paste & salted egg yolk filling. Unfortunately it was sold out at 12pm!! *disappointed mode* Huhuhu…sorry mummy… Apparently the boss said they only bake from Monday to Saturday. So on Sunday they’ll sell to people who has pre-ordered in advanced (at least a day). Okay..noted! Therefore…I end up buying the “Sek Kei Ma” and “Hap Tou Sou” (Chinese Walnut Cookies). Their Sek Kei Ma was just average. But the Hap Tou Sou is very nice!

Ching Han Guan Biscuit Manufacture

145, Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah (Hugh Low Street), 30000 Ipoh, Perak.

Tel No : 605-254 5126.

Attended Alex’s cousin wedding at 12pm till 3+pm…

After the wedding lunch, we decided to try our luck to see if this ‘popular’ tau fu fah is still available. This place is a hype among tourists I guess.

The price list.

I queued. Cars can queue too. They’ll come to take your order. How come people in car queue gets their order faster wan?! Becos human queue is longer. *stupid me* I was unlucky lor…..the last 2 bowls of tau fu fah goes to the person who queued in front of me. *sigh*

Didn’t get to try their signature* tau fu fah…so I tried their soya bean + cincau lor…. They call it Black White. But I call it Michael Jackson. Hmmm…sorry to say..the soya bean..hmm..although it has nice soya taste..but I felt its overated lar… I can get a nice soya bean here in Seremban pasar malam also…nonit to queue so long summore. ^_^

It was rather early for dinner. None of us feeling hungry yet. Googled for place of interest. Found Gua Kek Look Tong which is not very far from town.

Opened in the 1970s, Kek Lok Tong is the most recent of the Ipoh cave temples and perhaps the most spectacular of them all. The temple is set in a huge cave in the limestone outcrops behind Gunung Rapat.

Impressive!

So natural and cooling inside. Hmm…I don’t see any fans inside. LOL!

Buddha Statues.

This is at the back of the entrance-a beautiful landscape garden. It look so heavenly. Feel so calm and it looks like a poster.

Goose went for an evening walk ^^

One of the pond is filled with water lilies. So pretty.

One of my favorite shot. I always feel water lilies are very pretty and calm.

This miniature ‘Fuk Luk Sau’ is so cute. Do pay a visit at Gua Kek Look Tong when you are in Ipoh.

For the complete set of photos…click HERE

Kek Look Tong
Gunung Rapat,
Ipoh, Perak
05-312-81129

Opening hours
Daily, 7am – 6pm, including public holidays

Ok lar, time for dinner lor… Ipoh is famous for Bean Sprout Chicken.

I referred to this informative blog about Ipoh (Motormouth From Ipoh – Malaysian Food & Travel) , he mentioned that his favorite place would be Cowan Street Ayam Tauge & Koitia. Without hesitation, we came here for dinner.

Apparently they do not serve rice. So, this is what they have…to be eaten with the steamed chicken. – Kuey Teow Soup. The kuey teow is smooth and slippery.

This serve as appetizer. Fancy some chicken feets? Braised chicken feet. Its tasty and not hard. I think one of the ingredient is star anise.

What’s special about Ipoh’s Bean Sprout. They are fatter and shorter. Hehe….and crunchier too.

A plate of steamed chicken. Quite smooth and not overcooked.

The above meal for 4 eaters with 4 cups of herbal tea cost RM49. Not bad!

Huh…only left 3 steamed chickens? It was just 7pm when I left. Good business huh.

COWAN STREET AYAM TAUGE & KOITIAU
44, Jalan Raja Ekram,
30450 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Telephone : 6012-520 3322 (Ah Meng)

Business hours : Opens for dinner only, from about 7pm onwards. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

***That’s all for a day trip*** 😉

Dim Sum @ Maju Palace Restaurant, Maju Junction Mall

“Dim Sum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.”

Char Siew Pao and Siew Mai are the common items which people usually order.

Often the main ingredients are pork and most of us preferred the non-halal dim sum. Don’t you think so? However there’s an exceptional to this Chinese Restaurant serving Halal dim sum. To some of the Malay folks who would like to try some good Halal dim sum…Maju Palace Restaurant is a good choice.

Har Kau….. Siew Mai….

I recalls when one dine in a dim sum restaurant, a staff will be pushing a cart filled with assorted dim sum calling out ‘Har Kau….. Siew Mai….’ with sort of loud tone. At Maju Palace Restaurant, is somehow not serving that way. A list of dim sum is printed on the menu. Choose what you want to eat, and tick on the order list. Just like how you order your food at Oldtown White Coffee.

3 types of sauce to eat with dim sum.

Chef at work. Preparing some live cooking on some specialty which is not featured in the menu.

Mickey pastry? hehe…. Nolar..these are Mango+Meat Pie -RM8. Crispy crust and the filling taste is quite good.Very special… (sorry…can’t remember the exact name)

(Excuse me….no middle finger please. Be polite okay…). Braised Phoenix Chicken Feet – RM6. Not overcooked and not undercooked..just nice…and tasty too.

‘Siew Mai’ – RM7. Firm and crunchy meat texture siew mai.

Har Kau (shrimp dumplings) RM8. Fresh and crunchy prawn filling wrapped with thin wheat starch skin. The filling is quite full.

Szechuan Dumpling – RM7. Plump and juicy meat dumpling in szechuan style. The gravy has the taste of black vinegar and abit spicy.

BBQ Meat Bun – RM6. Fluffy steamed bun with tasty bbq chicken char siew filling. Of course these are served warm.

My favorite pick, Custard Bun (lau shar bao) – RM7.

The oozing creamy salted egg yolk custard! Voila…

Baked Egg Tarts – RM6.

Flaky thin crust with wobbly egg custard.

How about having some porridge here. Porridge with 3 Variety Egg – RM8. I was surprised with the serving size. Big portion. 1 bowl is sufficient for 2 person. Generous amount of 3 variety egg!

Dislike porridge??…how about this Crab Roe Noodle – RM15. Ouch….cholesterol! Crunchy egg noddle with delicious and rich flavors broth topped with generous amount of crab roe!! Ummphh….

Look! I spotted MY FM’s DJ, Royce Tan having his meal here too! ^_^

A Chinese Restaurant serving Halal dim sum which taste as good as the non-halal ones. I will definitely recommend this place to my Muslim friends. Moreover the choices of dim sum here are many.

Earlier they were having a discount of 30% for dim sum on weekends and Public Holiday. Not sure whether this promotion is available. Do give a call to check.

 Maju Palace Restaurant
 Level 5, Maju Junction Mall,
 1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail,
 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
 Tel : +603-2691 8822

Dim Sum Breakfast @Restoran S2 City Park, Seremban 2

Talking about where to have dim sum in Seremban….

Last time, on weekends I usually visit “Ming Kok” for dim sum. Their dim sum is quite good and its often crowded…need to take number and wait for seat, just like visiting a clinic. Unfortunately my last visit there…I suppose would be the last..the dim sum quality deteriorate alot.

One day..I was browsing through a copy of advertising magazine which delivered to doorstep every month. Then I came across this page and noticed the restaurant actually serves dim sum until 2.30pm (available on weekends). Moreover its located very near to my parent’s house. So I decided to date mummy for dim sum breakfast on the following day. By the way..mummy likes dim sum 😉

The dim sum here is like you choose which type you want, then they will steam it. Except for the frying stuff which will serve immediately.

Feels like having a bowl of porridge to comfort my stomach. Too bad, the porridge was not smooth and taste quite bland too. No century egg, just some minced pork. For the porridge, I think a noob like me may cook it better ^_^

Ordered mummy’s favorite. ‘Yong Chili’. Aikkss…the chili looks so skinny. Taste average only.

Chicken Feet….lousy too 😦

The average steamed pork ribs.

Prawn Dumpling. Skin so thick….

Siew Mai..meat texture not firm.

Yam Puff (Wu Kok)…..so small mini =_=

Compared to all the above, the only one that I felt it was quite good..is the char siew pao. Fluffy steamed bun with tasty and generous filling.

The price list. Each item you ordered, they will put a ‘tick’. I don’t understand Chinese character..therefore I just pay the total bill.

Verdict : Hmm….don’t think I will return second time. Need to hunt for another place =p

Restoran S2 City Park
Lot 28244, Jln S2 F9 Garden Homes, 
Seremban 2, 70300 Seremban.