In Bukit Bintang area and craving for good local/hawker food that is reasonably priced yet served in an air conditioned and comfortable environment?
I’m sure the food court comes to mind. Variety, hygienic and possibility of a meal for under RM20.
Now, how about dim sum for 2? Or 1? Good dim sum, reasonably priced, but you’re shy to walk into a hotel or restaurant and order only 3-4 variety/items? And dim sum served from morning til night?
Well, now you can at Layumcha, another new brand by 2 great masters – Chua Lam and Master Chef Xing Kor; a 23 years veteran in the art of making dim sum.
In addition to the famous Macau Pork Chop Bun by Tai Lei Loi Kei, “Layumcha” – meaning “The Etiquette of Tea Appreciation” is another food outlet to watch out for in Hutong, Lot 10.
Here you can be sure that your dim sum is not churned out from a factory and you are assured of good, hotel rate dim sum in a casual setting. Order one, two or just 3 dish to share and no one will judge you.
As you can see you’re spoiled for choices but what you see below is for the VIP table.
What we media got to sample was the beef siew mai, egg tarts, BBQ buns (char siew pau), shrimp dumplings (har kau) fish balls, yam puffs, carrot cake and deep-fried sesame balls with lotus paste.
Out of the lot I favour the flaky, wobbly egg tarts, the shrimp dumplings (har kau) and the carrot cake. The carrot cake was superbly soft and really tasty, unless the dense, flour-packed ones usually served elsewhere.
For my one piece of carrot cake, I dugged out bits of ham and prawns. Not bad! I’m not sure if it’s the norm though. None of the other media mentioned getting pieces of shrimp and ham from their carrot cakes. Or perhaps they were just too busy eating.
The other items were alright, almost of similar quality to the dim sum in hotels, and definitely a notch above the dim sum chains of Jin Xuan, Hong Kee and even Fui Lai.
The beef siew mai was a bit funny – dense almost like a beef ball.
Thin translucent skin and 2-3 fresh cruncy prawns within ONE dumpling should give you enough reason to love the har kau here.
The fishballs looks really good as well; smooth and bouncy but surprisingly I didn’t like it. I’m a huge fan of fishballs but I find these a bit salty. Either that or I had too many at one go!
Yes, it looked so good I took 3 and ate all in one mouthful. Greedy? That’s nothing new. 😉
I do love a good dim sum and I’ll definitely come back to try the other items since I have some coupons in my goody bag courtesy of Lot 10. Anyone want to join me? 🙂
Read about another recent addition at Hutong Lot 10 here: Famous Macau Pork Chop Bun by Tai Lei Loi Kei.
LaYumCha @ Hutong Lot 10
50 Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur