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Last Saturday, rif took me to Kam Lun Tai, Seri Petaling for a dim sum brunch. We ordered seven types of dim sum including 2 baskets of Siew Mai. Yeap…we love our Siew Mai. :)

We were served an appetizer while waiting for our orders. And no, it wasn’t free. I think they charged us RM4 for it…what a way to make money out of people. Nonetheless, it was nice.

Crunchy “Ikan Bilis” in Thai Sweet Sauce (Appetizer)

Clockwise from bottom: Plain Cheong Fun (RM2.50), Deep-fried Crispy Yam Dumpling (RM5), Steamed “Har Gao” Dumpling (RM6)

The cheong fun was delicious. Silky smooth rice rolls drizzled with light soy sauce, topped with dried onions and served with dried shrimps in chili oil. Yumm…

The har gao was also not bad. Better than most of the har gaos I’ve tasted at other dim sum establishments. The skin was not too thick and the prawns were plump and juicy. The Yam Dumpling was alright. I prefer my yam dumpling to have the same filling as the char siu pau. This one however was made out of minced pork and mushrooms.

Steamed “Siew Mai” with Fish Eggs (RM5)

The Siew Mai was nice. Daintily wrapped and topped with fish eggs (yeah rite), I relished every bite of juicy prawns and chunky pork pieces.

Steamed “BBQ” Bun (RM4)

The Char Siu bun was also very good. Delicious BBQ minced pork encased in light, fluffy bun. It’s best eaten when it’s hot. We ate the last bun when it was cold so it wasn’t as nice as the other two which we ate piping hot.

Pan Fried Dumpling (RM5)

The pan fried dumpling was not too bad although I’ve had better ones from Esquire Kitchen. These ones lost out because of the skin; it wasn’t as crispy or as light as the ones from Esquire.

Overall, I was quite happy with the food. The bill came up to RM44.56 for the two of us. The service was average and the ambiance was…..ok la. There were a few houseflies flying around our table which irked me a little as I wanted to enjoy my dainty delights with as little interruptions as possible. 0_0

Price-wise, it’s more expensive than the usual dim sum places; almost double the price. Taste-wise, this one wins hands down. Also, I didn’t feel as thirsty as I normally would after eating dim sum so I presume they use less MSG in their cooking. So quality or quantity; you decide.

Kam Lun Tai
No. 38D-G, 38D-I, 38C-G, 38C-I, 38B-I,
Jalan Radin Anum,
Bandar Baru Seri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur
03-9059 5122

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