TUNG YUEN RESTAURANT,
Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam,
Seksyen 14, Shah Alam.
Tel: 03-5511 8811 ext 2619/www.bluewavehotels.com).
Business hours: 11.30am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm, daily.
ONE chef has managed to create great- tasting halal dim sum that can be enjoyed by everyone.
In a follow-up to the end of its Chinese New Year promotion, Tung Yuen Restaurant in Grand BlueWave Hotel Shah Alam has brought back its dim sum promotion.
Chinese chef Patrick Ng has whipped up a selection of 21 items for this special all-you-can-eat à la carte dim sum promotion, priced at RM48++ per person.
The effort to create halal replicas of dim sum is quite commendable as many of the items closely resemble the usual variety of dim sum in appearance, if not also in taste.
No dim sum would be complete without char siu bao and Tung Yuen has delivered wonderfully in creating their own chicken version of this meat bun, which manages to replicate the taste of the filling fairly accurately.
They have not missed out on the ho yip fan either — their Steamed Rice in Lotus Leaf (top pic) comprises ingredients such as chicken, mushroom and salted egg, making for a fragrant and savoury dish.
My personal favourite was the Yam Ball, known to the Chinese as wu kok or Taro dumplings. With chicken meat replacing the usual filling, these deep-fried Taro puffs have not lost their fluffy consistency and savoury taste.
Other items in the promotion include varieties of coloured Crystal Dumplings (guo tie), Ocean Garlic Scallops, Vietnamese Spring Rolls, the savoury Crispy Fancy Ball and the sticky Crispy Golden Pear Dumpling.
Diners with big appetities may also order small portions of Yang Chow-Style Fried Rice and Fried Mee Hoon with Seafood and Salted Fish.
Those with a sweet tooth can complete their meal with these sweet desserts — Chilled Longan with Sea Coconut or Boiled Pumpkin Paste with Glutinous Rice Ball and Sago.
Be warned not to be greedy with your orders though, as Tung Yuen Restaurant charges customers for every 100g of wasted food.
The promotion runs throughout April and May, and guests are encouraged to make reservations three days in advance through phone booking.
This is the writer’s personal observation and is not an endorsement by StarMetro.