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Monday, 12 July 2010

Dim Sum at Night, just perfect when I'm not an early bird

'The early birds will always get the worms'; but it's just a nightmare for me to have Dim Sum in the morning when I feel more eager for my bed and blanket. I like the idea of Dim Sum at night when I find one in Bukit Mertajam.

Restaurant Mei Wei Hin is specialising in Dim Sum whereby they open twice a day; if not mistaken, in the morning at about 7am and from about 7pm in the late evening. I personally like the Dim Sum here as they're using prawn as the main ingredient, it's just perfect for me as a seafood lover instead of a meaty girl.

Let's start with the main characters of Dim Sum; the Meat Dumpling烧卖 and Prawn Dumpling虾饺. To a non-meat lover, the meat dumpling appears to be tender and just nice only for me as my favourite is still the prawn dumpling whereby every single prawns are so tender and juicy that they're so fully stuffed inside the dumpling skin.
Another favourite of mine that I've ever tasted in any Dim Sum restaurant before is the Turnips Dumpling菜糕. It's more alike mixed ingredients of corn, red bean, peanut, turnips and some chopped prawns. Every single bite is rich of different flavours and the ingredients are very fresh that in fact, they're crunchy. This unknown dumpling is added with coriander leaves to enhance the aroma and adding in another freshness, flavour to the prawn itself.

The Crystal Dumpling水晶饺 is named upon it's crystal clear dumpling skin whereby this type of flour will appear to be transparent after steaming and it tends to be a little more sticky. No others, prawn is still the main character for the stuffed ingredient but the chef has added in some tiny, chopped big red chilli and green onion to create a little spiciness.

I think the chef is very innovative that he has magnified the prawns into a large variety of choices and flavours. Some other choices of the steamed Dim Sum are the Green Spinach Dumpling, Pumpkin Dumpling and Green Peas Dumpling. With the names, green spinach and pumpkin come from the dumpling skin that has been blended with the vegetable to create a natural and organic color. While for the green peas, they're mixed with the prawn as the ingredients inside the dumpling skin.
My friends personally love the White Carrot Cake罗卜糕 here. From outside, you must be wondering what this 'black stuff' is... Actually, the carrot cake is fried till very crunchy yet it's still very soft and tender from inside. Every bite is the natural taste of the white carrot.

Overall, Restaurant Mei Wei Hin doesn't provide a very wide selection of Dim Sum but I'll say that every dish is fairly delicious and I do like the idea of using prawn as the main ingredient. The most convenient point to me is... I don't need to wake up early in the morning to enjoy Dim Sum. Besides Dim Sum, they do serve fried noodles, udon or Hor Fun as well.

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