Saturday, December 22, 2007

Yuen Garden Dim Sum House, Puchong

Will try not to suffocate you guys with too much Viet stuff, I'll take a break again and do a local post.
Went for brunch with my bro to Yuen Garden for dim sum recently as we were around the area. He suggested for us to try there as it's pretty famous amongst the residents in Puchong. The place was packed but we were lucky to get seats real quickly. Service was prompt, we ordered our drinks and a selection of dim sums were placed at our tables for us to choose..
We had hargau..Skin was too thick. Prawns was fresh though and they added some julliene mah tai for that extra crunch.
Although I'm more of a har gau person, I must say that Yuen Garden's siew mai was much better than their hargau. Very fresh ingredients, the pork was very sweet and the prawns gives a springy texture to the siew mai.
We tried some fried almond seafood ball. The exterior was over fried, hence it was dry. The seafood filling was just average, not much to shout about.

We both agreed that the woo kok (yam puff) was one of the better dim sum there. The yam paste was soft and had a crispy skin and the filling was different. I cant describe how different, it's just unlike the usual woo kok filling we are accustomed to. Nice nonetheless.
We had another steam pork dim sum, which was pretty good. As the pork used was fresh there, most of the pork based dimsum is good.
One of my compulsory order..the steamed pork ribs. Sweet and springy meat, though I would have preferred a stronger wine marination.
I asked for a dim sum with chopped vegetables fillings, but the waiter brought this to me..Since it looks fresh, I dont mind trying. Should not have taken this; the sauce was full of was so sickeningly sweet with msg and oyster sauce that both of us didn't want to eat the last piece there..phleh..
My eagle eyed brother spotted one of the waiters carrying a small bowl.. We were told that it's pun tong gau, something that I dont see that many restaurants serving in Msia. We ordered one, though waiting time was 20 minutes..Looks like the pun tong gau I've tried overseas, the whole dumpling filled the bowl. The soup was lighter, more diluted; had faint herb tastes. Broke the dumpling skin and found the filling quite substantial; mince pork, prawns, chopped scallops, some strands of sharksfin and a slice of abalone. For RM10, thought it was very reasonable. My only gripe was the dumpling skin..they use the same skin used for siew mai..hence after soaking in the broth, the skin started to taste very doughy; floury. Would have tasted better if they used the translucent dumpling skin..
Total bill was RM38Yuen Garden Dim Sum House is located at Jalan Kenari 18, B. Puchong Jaya, Selangor. It at the business square opposite IOI Mall.

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Blogger Kenny Mah said...

Wah.... the pun tong gau is something new to me. Never seen anything like it before. Is it a large serving? (Looks so from the pic.)

Hungreeee now...

22 December, 2007  
Blogger Big Boys Oven said...

sounds very good, not that expensive and some more got pun tong gau! fantastic.

23 December, 2007  
Blogger teckiee said...

hmm my mom who works in Puchong also said this dim sum place is famous among the folks there. I went there a few times, but they stuff didn't impress me much. Avoid the flour stuff at all cost... I always end up eating the flour more than the stuffing.

23 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: the pun tong gau is served in an individual soup bowl. not that big...

big boys oven: the pork dim sum are better than the prawns an fish paste ones..

teckiee: i didnt eat the flour stuff..but i do think that their pork dimsums fared better than the rest. for cheap dimsum, i think yuen garden tastes better (say compared to those served in ss2 kopitiam)

23 December, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

From what you described, the pun tong gau looks like a meal in itself. Everything looks delicious!

23 December, 2007  
Blogger MamaBoK said...

i love the shark fin pun tong gau.. ;)

24 December, 2007  
Blogger MeiyeN said...

scrumptious dim sum! wishing you and your loved ones happy christmas! :)

24 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

lyrical lemongrass: no lar.. just a dumpling..had quite a lot of ingredients..but in very teenie weenie portions..hehe

mamabok: there were a few strands in this one..haha

meiyen: i thot the pork dimsums were better though. merry christmas to u too!! :)

24 December, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Noted this shop is doing brisk biz but yet to try. Hey we have d same compulsory order at dimsum outlets! Hi5.

25 December, 2007  
Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

yumm pung tong kau..i heard the original 1 is actually the soup is within the dumpling..but that takes along of "skill" to make..thus nowadays all look like soup saja..

26 December, 2007  
Blogger Alex said...

Not too bad for RM38. Will give it a try soon.

Merry Xmas and Happy new Year!

26 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

tummythoz: *Hi5 back* hehe..but the paiguat there is just ok..fresh nonetheless...

joe: really? wah, sounds like a huge xiu long bao..hahaha

alex: hi there! remember..pork dimsums better there :)
merry Xmas and happy NY to you too!

26 December, 2007  
Blogger Jason said...

Ooo.. pun tong gau sounds so new to me. I don't think it's available in Ipoh leh.

27 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

jason: i guess so..not so common here..i had it years ago, but cant remember where...hehe

27 December, 2007  
Blogger Jackson said...

i know the location!! Gonna try soon!

29 December, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

jackson: ok ok..:)

30 December, 2007  
Blogger ~Christine~Leng said...

I've been here once :) Packed with lotsa ppl! Business is good! ;)

01 January, 2008  
Blogger Julian Si said...

Thanks for the recommendation, had a great meal there :-)

27 January, 2008  

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