Sunday, January 13, 2008

Kam Hin Restaurant, Kuchai Entrepreneurs' Park

Tankiasu has been singing high note praises for this place. The crowd, oh my, the crowd on late Saturday morning was unbelievable. Look. There were people waiting for tables although the restaurant occupies 4 shops!If you are there with a big party, make sure most are not shy. The more such persons one has in one’s party, the faster one’s party can secure a good table. A healthy dose of everybody fan out, target and ‘jom’ table is a must here.

There were only 2 of us. ‘Thap-toi’ (means share table with other patrons) should work well for us. Sadly not all couples were as willing nor polite about it. The pair occupying a relatively big table we approached first was a good example. The male gave us a disgusted look while the female stared fervently at the ground under the table. Hey, we asked about sharing a table (which I swear could not possibly form part of their ancestors’ heirloom) not your liver. Sheesh. The incident spoiled my mood and my appetite. We walked away and scored seats at another table. In between throwing invisible daggers at the imbeciles who I saw declined seats to a family of 3 and later another couple, we had just these:-

A pot of Kok-Far-Cha (Chrysanthemum Tea)
Loh-Mai-Kai (Glutinuous Rice Steamed with Braised Chicken)Har-kau (Steamed Prawn Dumplings)Pai-Kuat (Steamed Ribs)Yong-Ai-Qua (Brinjals stuffed with Fish Paste)Woo-Kok (Deep fried Yam paste stuffed with BBQ Pork)

We paid:- Actually this was way back in 2007, a few moons ago so I cannot recall. Think it was RM3.00 per plate.

Location:- Check it out here

Update: Dropped by their Bandar Baru Puchong branch last Saturday after 2pm for a bite. Oh my, the restaurant was empty. The loud idle young staff were fooling around with the utensils on the table. They were having lots of fun swinging and poking chopsticks at each other. Witnessing that I rubbed my chopsticks more vigorously with the tissue paper provided. At least I did not see them playing with the tissue boxes.. The food there? Phitoy's Tan-Tat (Egg Tarts) arrived with sunken custard in the middle and less than flaky crust.My order of Siew-Mai (Steamed Pork Dumplings) looked quite sad without their proper 'orange top'.

*sigh* This write-up sounds more like a long-winded rant than a food post.

21 comments:

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

looks like the singing praise seems to be rubbish rap for u..

Nic (KHKL) said...

aiyoh, why the siew mai look so funny one? like after a fight with alien vs predator! niway, puchong is too far for me also lar..kakaka...

tankiasu said...

Kakaka..the siew mais look so pathetic. Go to their Kuchai Lama outlet at night. So far all my friends like the dim sums there.

I guess the huge crowd in the morning affects their quality a lot. In my humble opinion, they are still the best cheap dim sums around.

Jason said...

I guess this is the place my friends toking about... but I haven't been there yet :(

pablopabla said...

Wah...I must make an effort to go to the Kuchai outlet. At least the dim sum don't look so sad :D

The Cooking Ninja said...

Some people are like that. Really don't understand their mentality. Hahaha... can you imagine their faces if you were to pretend not to understand their message and sat down with your friend. They can't tell you to go away right since the seats aren't occupied. hehehe ... sometimes I just love to make these people feel as uncomfortable as they make me feel. ;)

Yum yum ... the dimsum so delicious. Soon I will have my fill of dim sum in Singapore. :) Can't wait.

wmw said...

The dim sum so sad looking :( Hahaha...on the cleaning of the chopsticks remark.

celine said...

You reminded me that it's quite a long time I didn't go for dim sum.

PureGlutton said...

Hi! I'm a fan of dim-sum too and some of the dishes you took like the LohMaiKai and Woo-Kok looked yummy! Must try this joint when I can figure out where it is...hehe!
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Christy said...

The siew mai looks flopped; like aftermath or something:)
I love har kao; is it nice?
You didn't mention the price...guess you were too busy ranting about the food:p

teckiee said...

so long never see you la womannnn

Kopi Soh said...

U never fail to make me hungry :D

Tummythoz said...

Njoe, I blame it on that selfish couple who so deserves each other! Yup, still fuming.

nic(khkl), I haven't catch that movie yet. Any good? I booed the 1st one.

tankiasu, noted but I try to stay away from dimsum (& nasi lemak) at night. Dowan to sleep with guilt.

Tummythoz said...

jason & pablopabla, take tankiasu's advice. Go at night. Less stress.

the cooking ninja, hahaha I'll try it next time. Certain scenarios do call for some ruthlessness.

wmw, no laughing matter. Those chopsticks went into hair and skin. *shivers*

celine, actually me too until that day.

pureglutton, *wave both hands* 'Alo & TQ for dropping by. Just hopped over & I'll be visiting again!

Tummythoz said...

christy, the Kuchai experience was quite sometime ago. As for the Puchong branch, we were too upset.

teckiee, yalor. Hope to make it to d next gathering!

kopi-soh! I've been lol at your posts but just no time to drop a comment.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Isn't it normal to share tables are such places? But I've come to realise that the ugly Malaysian sometimes pokes his head out. A pity! U poor thing. Hope you've had better makan experiences subsequent to this.

Big Boys Oven said...

i think there are more better dimsum places to be..... oh gosh typical chinese kiasu ppl, must be from last century...... the puchong one looked horrible dim sum, sounds like the dim sum when for a nightmare ride!

Kok said...

tummythoz,
The lor mai kai sure looks nice but not the siew mai. haha! That siew mai looks soooo pathetic. :P

Tummythoz said...

lyrical lemongrass, maybe they smell?

big boys oven, maybe we smell?

kok, luckily so far the siew-mais at other places look cheerful.

yammylicious said...

dim dim dim sum! recently dim sum fever too! =) Steamed Ribs look great! nv tried eat Steamed Ribs while dim sum be4! sigh poor malaysian.. selfish! i doesn't like it at all.. jus a table why not! sux!

dimSumfanZ said...

Im the dim sum fever fans.I go to Kuchai Lama dim sum restaurant quite often. As i know tat the Puchong branch is no longer under the Kuchai Lama dim sum restaurant. Their business veri good especially during holidays. The signature --siew mai---U MUST TRY!..yummy....:-D ....and prices also reasonable. Heard that they will open a new branch at Damansara Jaya on this coming May 2008. It is wholly owned by Kuchai Lama dim sum restaurant...the environment will more comfortable and with 3 shoplots. Hope to visit their new shop very soon....hehehhe~~~~~

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