Saturday, December 27, 2008


Restaurant Tuck Cheong is located off Jalan Pudu, Kuala Lumpur. just behind the Maybank. I was there to meet a friend for "Yum Cha". They specialized in traditional and hand made Dim Sum and pao, very authentic. They have many varieties of Dim Sum and open as early as 5.30 a.m. When we reached there at 7.15 a.m. it was already packed with people. Almost everything is self service, no choice of selecting tea leaves (only one type), it's all hot and ready in mini kettles, placed on a table. Just pick one with cups and go to your table. Most tables are shared with other customers. Next go the hot steamer at the shop front tell the guy what you want and he picks and places it on a plate for you. Just shout and call him when you want to pay-very simple and trusting style.

Packed with people of all ages.

The main guy manning and dispensing the Dim Sum.

Prawn rolls with fish paste-succulent and springy.

Braised mushroom with fish paste and ginger juice-smooth and moist.

Steamed chicken rice-well marinated, tender and full of Chinese wine flavor-only available on Thursday and Saturday-my favorite.

The well abused mini kettle-"take it or leave it"-no other choices!

Total bill:rm13/ + 2 pao
Location: Jalan Kancil off Jalan Pudu.
Behind the old Wai Sek Kai.


Genie said...

Oh, my, I'm aching to eat at a place like that! I wasn't hungry at all until I read that blog entry, now I'm salivating. I'm not proud at all, I'd have been delighted by the battered tea pots.

Mônica said...

Obrigada pela visita!
Legal seu blog.
Ah! Volte sempre!

食飽 ~ saikbaau said...

First tiem visiting your FoodBib Blog, well done, had to turn back the clock to peruse your ongoing passion for good food and perserverance

foodbin said...

saikbaau-tq you're welcome.