Showing posts with label Dimsum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dimsum. Show all posts

Friday, January 26, 2018

Dolly Dimsum Pavillion KL

My facebook timeline reminded me that I have not written for a while. I guessed I lost my blogging mojo and will be blogging less. I am still taking food photos though. That will never change.

My sister and I went to this halal dimsum place in Kuala Lumpur called Dolly Dimsum, sometime last year. The food was delicious. We ordered so much for two people. We did our best to eat them all. My sister said the salted fish fried rice was too salty. This is true but we drank plenty of Jasmine tea to wash it down.

I especially loved the yam puff also known as Taro puffs. It has been my favourite since young and is a must order at every dimsum. It's not terribly expensive. The restaurant is very clean and cute. I love the decor and service was impeccable. I was very happy with the visit and it satisfied my dumplings cravings.

There are several branches of Dolly DimSum in KL. We visited the one at Pavilion because it was closer to our place.

Address: Lot 1.102.00, Level 1 168, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 10PM
Phone: +60 3-2110 5019

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Folding Wontons

Easter Sunday 31 March 2013, the day I decided to conquer my fear of folding wontons.

There is a story to this fear. As I recalled, the last time I folded one, was in my teen years in my Mum's kitchen and I had failed miserably with all contents falling out from a torn wrapper. I was devastated. For me, it was a validation that I am more like a Malay than a Chinese person! This does not helped me at all, with my not liking to eat pork already and Mum always teasing me that I am not Chinese.

Obviously, I am not Malay, I just prefer to eat spicy Malaysian dishes more, to the mild boring plain old Chinese meals. Given a choice of Laksa or Sweet and sour pork, I would grabbed the Laksa. And this is why I never learnt to cook proper Chinese meals and hence why I failed to fold a wonton! What Chinese child does not know how to fold a wonton?? It is a disgrace, at least in my eyes!!! Hahhahahahaha, needless to say I have never tried again till this day.

So why? Why put myself in this situation again? To face yet another failure? Was I up to this challenge? No, I was scared shitless...BUT I was BORED!!

So here goes nothing. I didn't really have much to lose.

[And so I laughed at you, "you stupid little tiny wrappers! I am not scared of you.. I shall succeed and if not, Meh!!! There's Tassie.... he'll like the mince meat for dinner.. (the furkid in the house)"]

Crazy much? Absolutely.. This is what happens, when I get stuck in the that same level in Candy Crush... Argh!!

For my wonton fillings, I used these below.

Ingredients for Wontons


Chicken Mince
Chopped scallions
Salt and Pepper
I teaspoon Minced garlic
1 TBspoon Soy sauce
I packet wonton wrappers
Water for sealing the wrappers

Method: I followed a youtube video. I found this instruction to be the easiest to understand.

Wonton Fillings

Making wontons

You can deep fry these for an afternoon snack, or served as an appetiser with hot chilli oil sauce or you can add these wontons to soups or noodles. So many great things to use it with. I am so glad that I attempted this again, many years later.

So there... in my mouth, yo!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Kuih Pie Tee

I bought the yambeans aka jicama aka sengkuang from Paddy's Market in Sydney. It was so ninja of me to find it ;) I wanted to make some pie tee but could never find yambeans at the local shops.

I really enjoyed making these, it sure brings back memories of my mum and I, late at night, in the kitchen making what seems like thousands of top hat cases for my convent school fete in Sungai Petani. Mum was a trooper making these for me to sell at school. I can't even remember now what the fundraising was for... was it for the new school hall for Father Barres' Convent? Meh, all I know was there was lots of pie tees eaten that day.

I made these today with dried prawn meat ( hae bee) but if you are feeling generous and for special occasion, you can add crab meat to it... super scrumptous I tell ya ;) Perfect finger party food!

Here are the photos ;) I really had fun making these, it was tedious, my top hats are oddly shaped but they taste fabulous...I inhaled six after my photo shoot.

You can find the recipe here at

Friday, July 15, 2011

Yumcha @East Ocean, Sydney

This post is mainly going to be a food porn as I don't really know much about or have much experience in yumcha. I met up with Shierly and Dex and his lovely wife Ella for lunch during my Sydney weekend getaway. Shierly suggested we do yumcha at East Ocean Restaurant in Chinatown Sydney.

It was so nice to finally meet up with my fellow foodies, it's like catching up with your long lost friends; even though we tweet each other and have our daily banter on Twitter ;)

Let's start with these pics, I was looking at these while I was waiting for them, wow, these are massive.. scary huh?

It was a fantastic spread and Ella did well in ordering. I love it the fried squid and siew mai and prawns dumpling. I didn't know how to eat the chicken feet so I left that alone. I was going "oooh and ahhh" to all the little dishes layout in front of me...yes I only get let off the island once a year ... Just kidding!

You need friends to go yumcha with, and friends I do have but we don't have any place in Wagga Wagga that does yumcha or Dim Sum despite the amount of Chinese Restaurants in town...LAME!!! Sigh! Wished they get on the bandwagon and start doing Yumcha.. it's not just for the Asians, you know! This place was jammed packed with tourist, foreigners and Asians alike.

Oh why am I so deprived? LOL....

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East Ocean
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