This dim sum restaurant is particularly worthy to recommend and worth the mere 10 mins drive from Ipoh centre (where Plan B is).
Prices are cheap, dim sum is fresh and their lau sar pau/salted egg yolk bun is to die for; rich grainy custard of golden elixir, full bodied and sinfully thick.
Salted egg yolk bun – RM2.00 each.
For a while Zui Le Xuan was known for their signature colorful buns. Those has since been discontinued though.
That said, their baos remain to be one of the most popular items here. Besides the lau sar pau another crowd favourite is the one with glutinous rice and chicken meat.
We saw customers packing away as many as 10 – 20 at a go.
We skipped that since we were saving stomach space but if you’ll like to try it, look for the one that has a spiral pattern on top of the bao.
This is not to be confused with the dai bao (big pau) that is bigger and has pork. This “spiral top bao” is the only one that has glutinous rice within.
BELOW: See the one she’s holding? That’s the one with chicken and glutinous rice (spiral top).
The BIG one you see below is the “dai bao“.
Here is our RM21.75 meal. We had a total of 5 items and we truly enjoyed everything we ordered.
Bear in mind that there are bound to be hits and misses in every dim sum outlet and our praises are for what we had as pictured below.
You can follow our cue, or try something else and if it’s good, do leave a comment so I’ll know what to order on my next visit!
The stuffed chee cheong is one of their specialties; smooth rice rolls wrapped over minced pork and fish meat.
Har kau: Skin is too thick but the prawns are fresh and plump.
Their fishballs are HUGE and lovely in taste!
I prefer steamed fishballs over the fried version anytime. As you can see from the image below, it is obviously handmade.
The texture is soft and bouncy and rest assured it is made using a high ratio of actual fishmeat.
This was another recommended item – the sweet and sour pork rolls. We were told we can either try the fried or steamed ones.
We settled for the fried version and while it is good, I personally found the sauce to be too sweet.
So will I return for more dim sum at Zui Le Xuan?
Oh yes, for sure I will!
I’ll be back for more salted egg yolk buns, the yong tau foo, the other fried items which we missed out today and the chicken + glutinous rice pau!
Zui Le Xuan Dim Sum Restaurant
28, A1 Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
Off Jalan Ng Song Teik,
Taman Pertama, 30100 Ipoh, Perak
Tel No: + 6016-549 2219, + 6 012-486 0883, +6016-510 9091
WAZE: “Zui Le Xuan“.
Business Hours: 6.30am – 1.30pm daily