Monday, December 3, 2012

ronnycakes reviews: Min Huang, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat, Kepong

Whenever the both of us crave for dimsum, our goto is usually Kedai Kopi Mee Bon at Jalan Ipoh, where both of us have been eating at since we were tiny (not together of course), and which also gives us the best lo mai kai ever. The lo mai kai there is savoury and best of all, super juicy; none of that crappy dry generic lo mai kai you get at other places. But I digress.

On recommendation from vkeong, we headed over to Min Huang one afternoon; a little skeptical about the place because surprisingly on a Saturday afternoon, there were hardly any cars around and parking was aplenty.

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Min Huang’s Steam Dumpling with Shrimp Roe (RM3.80 per basket) was springy, yummy and full of prawn meat, albeit being truly bite-sized and a bit small for our appetites.

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The Pan-fried Yam Cake (RM3.80 per portion), crispy and savoury and full of dried shrimp. 

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One of the recommended dishes at Min Huang was this Shanghai Special Fried Bean Sheet (RM6.80) which is very similar to kuey teow except that it’s more translucent, a little stickier and chewier. Fried with eggs, spring onions, carrots and egg, it was incredibly aromatic and delicious.

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On another occasion we went for the Fried Yam Cake (RM4.80) instead of the pan-fried one and I have to say that I much preferred the pan-fried one to this one. The normal stir-fried one was lacking in crispiness and the yam cake was bland and soft.

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The Special Steam Pork Dumpling was similar to the Siew Mai we had, but came wrapped all over. Delicious nevertheless!

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Deep Fried Salad Prawn (RM5.20); a bit on the steep side but so yummy. I think it’s got something to do with the prawn marinade and the crispiness of the deep-fried skin. I always find myself ordering 2 plates of this whenever I come to Min Huang. :D

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Wils loved this Steamed Black Pepper Dumpling (RM4.20) but I was less impressed because of the strange soft peppery sauce on top of each dumpling.

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The star of the show for us! This Shanghai Steamed Herbal Dumpling (RM7.20) was full of herbal soup (a nice twist to a classic dim sum dish) and just super good. We tried the normal xiao long bao once but it did not satisfy us as well as this one with the herb soup.

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Min Huang’s Oyster and Peanut Porridge (RM3.80) was run-of-the mill. I’ve definitely had better porridge elsewhere.

Min Huang has firmly planted itself on our list of dim sum haunts, and plus the fact that it’s relatively nearer (Kepong) and prices are not super steep, AND the food is yummy. You really have to come and try it for yourself!
Relatively few bloggers have blogged about this place yet so if it’s your first time hearing about it, don’t hesitate to go and have a taste of their dim sum because most of the offerings on their menu are seriously yummy. Stay away from the porridge though unless you must have porridge to go with your dim sum. Ramen and other fried rice dishes are also served but we haven’t tried those yet, so that’s another thing to add to the list!

Address:
Min Huang Restaurant
12, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 3,
Taman Usahawan Kepong

Map *here*

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3 comments:

choi yen said...

I've tried a few times, the Fried Bean Sheet was memorable indeed!

Sycookies said...

Shanghai Steamed Herbal Dumpling is interesting. And tell me, what about their Loh Mai Kai?

ronnycakes said...

Choi Yen: It's one of their specialities!

Sycookies: Haven't tried their Loh Mai Kai, but when we do we'll let you know :D you have to try the herbal dumpling. Very delicious,

 

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