In our most recent visit to Ipoh, rif and I tried a dim sum place that was recommended by his colleague called Zui Le Xuan. Finding the place was tricky as he couldn’t remember the name of the shop. The only clue we had was that it’s located across a food court in Taman Pertama.
The dim sum selection isn’t the most extensive but all the traditional favourites are available, like siew mai, har kau, chee cheong fun, and yam puffs. My must-haves when I go for dim sum. The siew mai here is pretty good – adequately porky with a piece of prawn on top. We ordered two baskets of this.
I also liked the har kau as they were generous with the prawns; every bite was crunchy and sweet. The char siew pau was nothing to shout about, though there was plenty of filling to go around. I liked the wu kok (yam puff) here – fluffy with a lightly crisp exterior and minced pork filling at the centre.
Another favourite of mine was the stuffed chee cheong fun (option of prawn or char siew), featuring silken rice sheets in a light drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil.
While Zui Le Xuan lacks in variety, the dim sum here is commendable. I wouldn’t say it’s the best in Ipoh but it definitely beats having to queue at Foh San and Ming Court.
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Food: 6.5/10 (non halal)
Verdict: Pretty decent dim sum, minus the queue.
Zui Le Xuan
28, Off Jalan Ng Song Teik,
Tel: 012-486 0883