Monday, May 11, 2009

Yook Woo Hin @ Jalan Petaling

Fancy dim sum in the early morning downtown near Chinatown? I have always liked the idea of going downtown to pray at the temple, go for good breakfast and shop a little. Visiting Chinatown in the mornings are definitely more pleasant during mornings than night. One of the many reasons is that it is not so crowded, the air is cooler in the mornings after the night and it doesn't have the touristy feel. Although there are lesser stalls to shop from, the stalls are not so neatly pack together. In fact, a car can actually go through the Petaling Street during day time. So plenty of walking places. In fact, locals tend to come out more during the mornings.

Another reason to visit in the mornings would be the breakfast fare that is available. Infamous Chee Cheong Fun, Koon Kee Wantan Noodle, Yong Tau Foo at Madras Lane, crispy deep fried potato balls, Hon Kee smooth Fish/Pork porridges and do get the deep fried chinese cruellers from the nearby stall and many more. Another favourite of mine would be having dim sum at Yook Woo Hin. It is a very well established dim sum place since my mother's days.

Beancurd Skin Stuffed with Fish, Fish Balls

I did not managed to take pictures of most of the dim sum items because they were gobbled up too quickly. Things ran out pretty fast as we arrived there at about 10 on a Saturday morning. However, we managed to grab some fish balls, steam glutinous rice (lo mai kai), bean curd skin stuffed with fish, pork dumpling and steamed rice sheets (really different from others as they do not use the usual soya sauce but a dark thick salty sauce with mushrooms). All of it was good. My sister did notice that most of the people ordered the Big Pau but they were sold out!

Signature Fried Vermicelli
We tried their Signature Fried Vermicelli which looked really deceiving. Looks plain coloured and not much of taste. Boy I was wrong! It was definitely fragrant as there fried dried shrimps, generous amounts of chopped cabbage, eggs, pork slices and squid. The portion is pretty huge for one person. So delicious!
Total price RM28 for all including tea for three. I can't wait to come back here again.


ladyviral said...

remember to bring me along on your next trip! xD

Cest La Vie said...

Hehe okies..but you stay very far...nvm...when there's a will, there's a way! Can spend one whole day eating in Petaling Street. Breakfast, lunch and dinner + supper!