Hong Kee Tim Sum, DJ

Funny how this place escaped me even though I have been in the area for dim sum before. I guess it’s the dainty signage. And quite a lot of people park right in front of the shop, which “hides” the crowd a bit. But still I was quite excited to try their dim sum given the rave reviews so far.

I think this is Siew Mai. No idea why the usual red orange sago beads are green. But it’s the filling that matter right? Minced meat with prawns, all packed into this delightful dumpling. The size was bigger, hence quite generous filling. Even though there was a certain bite to it, the taste was average ler.

Another version of the pork & prawn dumpling, with crabstick. Amount of crabstick is very little, hence taste is almost negligible.

The Steamed Spare Ribs were alright. Some cuts were difficult to bite so it was a bit of a wrestle, Lol.

The item we have heard most about was the Fried Glutinous Rice or “Sang Chow Loh Mai Fan”. The rice grains were stir-fried with egg, chinese sausages, dried shrimps, scallions etc. Very flavourful but it was on the oily side. Best eaten when it’s hot off the wok, or it will taste a little greasy in the mouth when it has cooled down much.

The Prawn Fritters which is normally my favourite fried item would have tasted much better if the skin wasn’t soaking with oil. Had to dip it with a lot of mayo to mask the oily taste. I noticed that most of the fried items we had had this problem. My guess is that the fried goodies weren’t well drained when taken out of the hot oil.

The Yam Puffs looks quite sad huh? Also laden with cooking oil, the supposedly fluffy skin fell quite flat. The taste of the yam paste is quite nice though, despite the bland filling. Towards the end of our meal, saw one of the boys with a tray of freshly fried yam puffs and those look much more promising. Guess I’ll have to ask before taking next time.

I liked the Stuffed Brinjals’s fish paste. Has a nice golden hue to it and a bouncy texture to the flavourful fish cake.

The Egg Tarts were nice too. Not too sweet though the crust was more flaky than I bargained for. Kept dropping crumbs all over my top. Lol.

This place is value for money if you like chunky, meaty dim sum. But some of the items can get pretty repetitive as they use pretty much the same filling.

Hong Kee Tim Sum
No 18 & 20, Jalan SS22/25
Damansara Jaya
47400 Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 012-6069787
Opening hours: 7.00am to 3.00pm

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11 Comments »

  1. we love meaty dimsum, so we should love this place:D

    epicuriousgirl says: do go & try and I look forward to reading your review 🙂

  2. J2Kfm said

    yeah, I’m glad you share the same opinions!
    other than cheap, and bigGER morsels compared to others,
    Hong Kee just did not cut it for me.

    epicuriousgirl says: 🙂 which is your fave dim sum joint in kl then? would love to go try it.

  3. Oohhhh….. i miss their dim sum so much!

    epicuriousgirl says: can always make a visit there 🙂

  4. mimi said

    I just had Hong Kee dim sum last 2 weeks @ SS19 🙂

    epicuriousgirl says: Is there one there too? I wasn’t aware of that. Should have gone there as it’s more convenient. Heh.

  5. wmw said

    Yes, I only like a few stuff here. Haven’t tried the other nearby dim sum place yet.

    epicuriousgirl says: the crowd was much better at the other place when i had this meal. queues and table waiting etc.

  6. the quality has deteriorated ever since..so sad..

    epicuriousgirl says: i think it happens. quite a lot of restaurants’ quality lacking as time passes by.

  7. been ages since I ate here….guess things have gone down hill…

    epicuriousgirl says: easy to be lax in food standards after a few months. on the day i popped by, the other, newer dim sum place was racking in the crowds.

  8. mimi said

    ya, just beside Greenview, not many customer~~

    epicuriousgirl says: thanks for the info.

  9. agnes said

    Omg omg omg – those pictures look absolutely fantastic. I so wanna go makan dim sum there tomorrow *sighs wistfully*

    epicuriousgirl says: haha. did you get your hands on any?

  10. Fatty said

    Just curious, what exactly is the difference between this place and Jin Xuan? Is the price range the same? Oh, I heard Jin Xuan is better though. Any ideas?

  11. Fatty said

    No okay, well, I’ve tried Jin Xuan and I really like it, but just looking for a change (:

    epicuriousgirl says: I do think JX is better in terms of variety, ambience, taste etc.

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