I’ve been hearing about a famous cheap (as in not 5 star dim sum cheap) dim sum branch around Damansara area called Hong Kee Tim Sum around the flogosphere.
And I realized, there’s an exactly same restaurant with the same design just near where I stay in Puchong. So this particular Wednesday morning, I decided to wake up early to pay a visit. (Wow, waking up early for food, doesn’t sound like me at all)
I reached the area around 10am (yes that’s pretty early for me k). It was rather empty, only a quarter of the restaurant occupied. I always hear that the branch in Damansara is always packed, so I considered myself lucky, it could also due to the fact it was a weekday late morning.
These looks like Ha Gao (steam prawn dumpling) but they are not Ha Gao. It’s pork and vege inside and they are rather nice when dip in sweet sauce.
The Thai Spring Rolls is below par, it could have been a better dish if not for the chili seeds they sprinkled on top.
Century Egg Siu Mai, I like these when dip in sweet sauce, the pork are very filling but the mini century egg used that day might be a bit hard?
Fried Dumplings. I like fried dim sum, no matter how they fry it, it’s just taste nice with mayo. These are actually quite nice. I didn’t finish them though cause there was only me alone.
The Prawn Fritters however are a must try. It’s the only dish I finished completely apart from the siu long pao (mini steam pork dumplings). It’s so crispy on the outside and the prawn fillings are really nice.
The second most expensive dish on the table, RM4 I think? I finished these, they are nice but I’ve had better Siu Long Pao else where though at a higher price.
The most expensive of all, Soup Siu Long Pao at RM5.50. There’s only dumpling inside, it’s nice but not worth the price.
Fried Char Siu Pao. Erm, I prefer the steam one. But it’s a new try. I only ate half of a pao, left the rest.
These are a no-no. The ones at SS2 are better. Wu Kok (or Fried Yam with Char Siu) are always a favourite dim sum of mine. But these totally ruin my love for Wu Kok.
Erm… Fried Banana Prawn Spring Rolls, it’s suppose to be their specialty. But I think you need a very unique taste bud to appreciate this dish. Banana and prawn just doesn’t go well to me.
Yum yum, I love brinjals. They serve better Prawn Paste Stuffed Brinjal here than most Yong Tau Foo shop. Though I like it when the prawn paste is a bit softer, it’s just my preference.
I wanted to order the Char Lo Mai (Stir Fry Glutinous Rice) but they only serve it on a weekend. :( I heard it’s really awesome, guess I have to come another day.
My overall rating for this shop?
Rating: 3/5. I miss my prawn fritters.
Hong Kee Tim Sum
No.31 Jalan Puteri 2/5, Bandar Puteri,
47100 Puchong, Selangor
No.18 & 20, Jalan SS22/25,
Damansara Jaya, 47400, Petaling Jaya.
No.38, Jalan USJ 9/5P,
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Operation Hour: 7am – 3pm