Posts Tagged ‘lotus paste’

... arrived at our breakfast place, Federal Restaurant.


... yam ball with stuffing.


... I think these were siew mai.


... these fried saucer has a prawn in each of them.


... no idea what were these called, but there were variety of stuff in it.


... peach lookalike buns. It has lotus paste in it.


... finally, genuine HK's chee cheong fun. The sauce used was nicely matched with the food.


... extra prawn dumplings for us.

Rating: 5.5/10

As per our request to our tour guide, DC. Dim sum breakfast in HK is a must. Hence the 2nd day in HK, DC brought us to this chain restaurant, which he deemed as possibly the best dim sum in town, or city. Upon looking at the menu, I had the most puzzled face ever in human history. Aside from the chicken-intestines, the names of the dishes were in at least 4 – 5 letters words. Much like Chinese poetry. Even the Chinese educated guys like DC and EL have got no idea on what are those stuff. While LGJ was sitting quietly waiting for food to be served. Though this meal not gonna be free food is good food for him. Perhaps Taiwanese don’t read Hongkie’s Chinese?

Anyway, the food here weren’t that bad. But they aren’t spectacular either. Quite similar to most dim sum restaurant I can find in Malaysia, except maybe the meat used here were freshier while those in Malaysia’s lacked of consistency. The prawns, like earlier when we had wanton noodles, were still as equally crispy. I tried not to use the condiments as to fully savour the taste of the dim sum. Somehow, they still tasted rather bland for me. I guess I’ve been pampered with condiments my whole life. Wished I was bringing a bottle of Peri-Peri sauce with me that day.

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Went to Tai Thong with ALGJ, LGFL, TSL and WWS. I heard they said Tai Thong is having promotions on their dim sum, hence I agreed to go along. I guess I’ll just exempt from my strict diet for my lunch, and continue later during my dinner.

... these steamed peanuts were good. Soft, tasty and juicy. I wonder if they were once soaked in soya sauce.

... these steamed peanuts were good. Soft, tasty and juicy. I wonder if they were once soaked in soya sauce.


... these fried bean curd skin prawn rolls were really nice, served with custard as condiment too.

... these fried bean curd skin prawn rolls were really nice, served with custard as condiment too.


... my last experience with Tai Thong's egg tarts was a good one, so I definitely won't give it a miss this time.

... my last experience with Tai Thong's egg tarts was a good one, so I definitely won't give it a miss this time.


... the inside of the egg custard looked so yellowish.

... the inside of the egg custard looked so yellowish.


... these sesame balls, or "jin dui" (煎堆) were filled with lotus paste.

... these sesame balls, or "jin dui" (煎堆) were filled with lotus paste.


... these yam dumplings looked nice.

... these yam dumplings looked nice.


... pan fried carrot cakes.

... pan fried carrot cakes.


... I didn't touch these BBQ pork buns at all.

... I didn't touch these BBQ pork buns at all.


... too bad, these steamed bean curd skin doesn't contain prawns in it.

... too bad, these steamed bean curd skin doesn't contain prawns in it.


... the crazy women ordered 2 baskets of these siew mai.

... the crazy women ordered 2 baskets of these siew mai.


... the chicken feet looked tasty. I would have had it if I wasn't on strict diet.

... the chicken feet looked tasty. I would have had it if I wasn't on strict diet.


... the glutinous rice in this was quite nice, but not on the inside part, which was very soft.

... the glutinous rice in this was quite nice, but not on the inside part, which was very soft.

Rating: 5.5/10

Other than the super steamed steamed peanuts and fried bean curd prawn roll, there were nothing else worth noting. The glutinous rice was nice too but the inside was too soft. The one I had in Foh San was much better. The steamed bean curd skin was really bad. It has nothing but just the bean curd skin rolled up. Yam dumpling looked good, but tasted otherwise. Lacked of any yam taste in it and I could barely make out what’s in the content. Siew mai was nothing to shout about. The mini egg tarts were rather disappointing. I guess they has butter in the egg custard because it tasted like so and the colour was very yellowish. Carrot cake was still ok. Didn’t touch the BBQ bun as I knew it probably tasted bad. TSL tried it and she can’t even finish 1/2 a bun. I guess that’s evident enough that the BBQ pork buns were bad.

With the 20% and 50% discounts, the bill came up to RM84+ for the 5 of us. The prices on the list seemed marked up before they were given discount. Anyway, Tai Thong was probably that expensive when it comes to dim sum.

Location: N3 04.431 E101 35.137