King Crab PJ Dim Sum

We actually planned to have a dim sum breakfast around DJ but the place was so packed and the queue so long that we decided to go somewhere else as our tummies were already growling. So that’s how we ended up at King Crab. I remembered quite decent dim sum that was brought home by my aunt, including the baked mini egg tarts, deep fried prawn & mango roll etc some time ago.

It was quite quiet when we stepped in but we reckoned it was due to a lazy weekend morning. True enough the crowd did grow towards the later part of the morning. Instead of the traditional push carts, we were given an “order chit”, listing all their offerings to select. My friend took a while to decide as she was used to picking things off the cart or at least choosing from photos.

We started off with Crystal Dumpling with Scallop & Prawn 芙蓉带子饺 (RM7) which sounds like a perfect match. It looked pretty inviting too but I was a tad disappointed to find that the scallop topping was such a thinly sliced piece instead of a whole or at least half of a scallop. Couldn’t really taste the scallop as a result.

The Steamed Shanghai Bun with Wolfberry 杞子滚汤小笼包 (RM6) was quite good when it was piping hot. Even though the top bit of the dumpling was a bit thick, the bottom wasn’t so we had to be very careful picking it up as the first one broke as soon as we tried and all the yummy soup went to waste.

As soon as I saw this, I knew I must have it. The Deep Fried Glutinous Ball 家乡咸水饺 (RM5) was one of my favourites during my days as an uni student. And I was pleasantly surprised to find that the ones here are quite nice. Crisp outer layer, but soft and gooey inside. I think I nearly polished off the whole lot!

Har Kau or what they termed Steamed Shrimps Dumplings 晶莹鲜虾饺 (RM6.50). The couple of prawns inside were quite big and juicy but the crystal skin was on the thick side.

I decided to try the Peanut & Mini Oyster Porridge 花生潭菜仔粥 (RM4.80) instead the century egg one as it was only available on weekends. Quite smooth and delish, though I suspect the smoothness of the gruel wasn’t due to slow cooking for hours, but quickened with the help of a blender. Heh. Still, it was very tasty and I love this kind of texture.

The Steamed Floury Rolls with BBQ Pork 叉燒滑肠粉 (RM6.00) had lots of filling but once again, was on the thick side. But for once, the thickness was appreciated as it balanced out the saltiness of the meat.

Overall I think the dim sum offered here is only mediocre despite the good selection offered in their menu. My major grouse however is not the food but the service. About 90% of the staff are foreigners and they do not seem to have received proper training as they can’t even understand basic requests and were very slow in responding. Definitely marred our experience a bit.

Restoran King Crab
103-107, Jalan SS25/2,
Taman Mewah Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
Tel: 7808 2388

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5 Comments »

  1. mimi said

    All the dim sum so inviting…. yum yum.. ~.~

    epicuriousgirl says: haha, there are times when pictures do greater justice to the food than taste itself. 😛

  2. cumi&ciki said

    that deep fried glutinous ball looks goooood.. i think i would em all too:D

    epicuriousgirl says: that’s prolly the only thing that will bring me back to this place for dim sum. 😛

  3. Simon Seow said

    Hm..everywhere seems to be selling dim sum nowadays.

    epicuriousgirl says: oh? but the question remains if it’s good enough. 😛

  4. Gorgeous gorgeous! Must. Have. Glutinous. Ball.

    epicuriousgirl says: yes. lures. you. with. it. 😛

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