Dim sum is one of my all time favourite Sunday brunch meals and hence, I’ve been looking for different places to have dim sum which is good and cheap. Heard of this place so boyfie and I decided to check it out. Located in the dim sum area of Kepong, Tuck Kee is not too bad and price is much cheaper than commonly found dim sum chains.
The restaurant is not one of those uppity places; it is your typical Chinese coffee shop styled restaurants with red tablecloths and rickety cushioned chairs. The place is air conditioned so you can enjoy your meal without sweating a drop. The staff were quite fast to attend to us so we had our food served pretty quick.
The first few baskets we ordered was our usual Siu Mai (pork dumplings), Har Gao (shrimp dumplings) and Yue Mai (fish balls). This gauges the quality of the dim sum in the restaurant as those dumplings with flour skin tells the skill of the chef in making dim sum. Maybe it’s because I believe that if the establishment screws up the most commonly ordered Siu Mai and Har Gao, then the others would just be as bad. Anyway, the Har Gao and Siu Mai here at Tuck Kee is pretty decent though I would have preferred a thinner skin for the Har Gao and neater presentation for the Siu Mai. However, they are good enough to eat to warrant another visit there.
We also ordered other things such as Lo Mai Kai (glutinous rice), Chee Cheong Fun (rice noodle roll), Fried Brinjal, Fried Battered Yam Ball and a weekend special which is a dish of rolled fish paste with shrimp, deep fried in a fish-skin-like batter. The Lo Mai Kai had generous pieces of ingredients although I think it should be a bit saltier and a more distinct taste. The Chee Cheong Fun was a no-go; very dry and the wrapping was too thick. The weekend special was really nice and interesting and the fried brinjal was also pretty good. We didn’t like the Yam Ball though. Wasn’t as tasty as many other places.
In a nutshell, the food here is quite decent and cheap. For about 10 baskets/servings for 3 persons, it costs us about RM50 which is pretty decent for Dim Sum. I also liked the chilli sauce they served here for dipping. You can probably get it at supermarkets, but having served that with my Dim Sum is really great.
Tuck Kee Dim Sum Restaurant
39 & 41, Jalan Burung Jentayu,
Taman Bukit Maluri,
PHONE: +603-6274 2486 / +603-6275 3857
BUSINESS HOURS:Mon – Sun; 6:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 3am