Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Dai You Bin Hong Kong Dimsum Restaurant 大优宾香港点心 @ Sungai Petani, Kedah

Dai You Bin Hong Kong Dimsum Restaurant 大优宾香港点心 @ Sungai Petani, Kedah

Before departing to cross over the northern boundary of Malaysia, we had our breakfast at a Hong Kong Dim SUm Restaurant in Kedah, allegedly one of the famous and classy Chinese restaurant in the area. The exterior design of the restaurant definitely outstanding and caught our attention from far, look like an elegant tea house or inn in the ancient dynasty.    
Dai You Bin Hong Kong Dimsum Restaurant offers diners a wide variety of good tasty dim sum in a comfortable air-conditioned environment. The restaurant is furnished with marble topped kopitiam tables and wooden chairs, simple yet elegant. The restaurant occupying 3-4 shoplots, theoretically sufficient to accommodate a big crowd, yet there're still a lot of people queuing and waiting for seats, indeed a popular dim sum destination in Kedah. The only flaw is that unlike Hong Kong style dim sum restaurant, the waiter will not pushing the dim sum trolley around the restaurant, diners need to exercise a little bit to get their favourite dim sum from the station.
The first classic dish in dim sum restaurant--cheong fun with prawn and char siew. The cheong fun skin is smooth but not as thin as I thought, I prefer it to be thinner but this is definitely not of that kind, make it rather tasteless. The sambal belacan occupies one little corner complement the a-little-bit-tasteless-cheong fun well.
The porridge turns out quite good with its smooth, thick and fairly well flavour. The good taste definitely comes from variety good ingredients, including scallop, century egg and egg.
Har Gao (shrimp dumpling) is another popular dim sum too, a fresh and crunchy shrimp wrapped in soft and thin rice flour skin.
Egg tarts which combine the essence of Hong Kong style egg tart and Portuguese style egg tart is definitely a must try item. Good and crispy pastry inherits from Portuguese style egg tart, but slightly different from it, there is no little burnt on the egg part. I like too the smooth texture of the egg, time control is just right.
Another typical shrimp and porky dim sum. The big prawn on top definitely looks tempting.
The most classical and traditional dim sum-- siew mai. Not too much to shout with.
Crispy beancurd skin and prawn roll is my all time favourite, especially with a dip of mayonnaise.
Pan-fried red bean bun is an innovative item.
The braised chicken feet looks good, but the taste is not on par with the look, It is rather bland despite the colour.
The signature cantonese fried yee mee, the presentation is superb but the taste is not outstanding as I thought.

The fried stuff are good to eat it while hot. Yummy!
The fluffy bun with juicy char siew content!
Dim Sum with 'little' scallop on top. 

Malaysian style dim sum with sambal belacan.
I still prefer Ding Tai Fung siew long pau the most.
The purple-ish colour make me think that this is a yam paste bun, but it turn out as~~
Deng-deng, salted egg cheesy lava bun! Be caution when you eat this, the lava is super hot!

Where to find Da You Bin? here is their cute map for your direction!

AddressDai You Bin Hong Kong Dimsum Restaurant 
大优宾香港点心
8, Bangunan Kedai Lebuh Intan, 
Taman Intan,08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah.
GPS : N05 38.178'  E100 28.366'

Bussiness Hours: 6:00am- 1:00PM
Tel: 012-4300048

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