Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Chef Loong Restaurant @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

Went to Chef Loong Restaurant last Saturday and had dim sum for brunch. It is located just a few blocks away from SS2 Police Station and opposite the open air mamak stall area in SS2, Petaling Jaya.

Chef Loong Restaurant offers Hong Kong Dessert and Shanghai Cuisine at a reasonable price with air-cond facilities. Their menu is decent with a good range of tempting dim sum, crunchy snacks, fried snacks, a few refreshing dishes and some desserts.

I have been there before and it was at night because they used to only do the night dining crowd. I've tried their desserts before but not dim sum. They used to have a healthy crowd there but now the crowd was much lesser than before and i wonder why.

The decor is fairly simple. This one above feels so "taiwanese", maybe because of the wordings on it - "忆难忘". Reminds me of the sob-sob Taiwanese drama years ago...

The restaurant is famous for their "Wine Dumplings". It is actually Siu Loong Bau 小笼包 (Soup Dumplings) but a bit of Chinese wine is added into the soup to make it taste better. It is the signature dish of the restaurant.

However, my friend and i didn't order their Siu Loong Bau but opt for our personal favourite instead.

Siu Mai (Steamed Dumplings with Fish Roe) @ RM3.40 and Pai Guat (Steamed Spare Ribs) @ RM3.80. The Siu Mai was delicious, with a fresh taste of fish-y. The Pai Guat was just average and it was a bit salty.

Woo Kok (Fried Yam Dumplings) @ RM4.80. It was not crunchy at all and very hard on the teeth. Never have i eaten Woo Kok which is so hard! They definitely need to improve on this.

Sang Jin Bao 生煎包 (Pan-Fried Bun) @ RM4.60. This is yet another specialty of Beijing and Shanghai Dim Sum, apart from Siu Loong Bao 小笼包. The outer layer of the Sang Jin Bao was soft and the pork filling was flavourful. The portions were good and it was quite filling.

Too bad we didn't get to try their Har Gau as it was sold out. Har Gau remains a must-have in a dim sum restaurant and it has always been on the top of my must-try lists.

Add: No. 86, Jalan SS2/60, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 019-634 1499
Opening Hours: Tue-Fri: 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 12am; Sat-Sun: 10am - 12am.
Closed on Monday.

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based entirely on personal taste buds, view and preference and may vary from others.]

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