Low Yong Moh Restaurant – Melaka for good ‘tai pau’ (BIG pau) and dim sum

I have a backlog of articles for my Melaka good food (subjective of course) guide and here I am back in Melaka again.
When will I ever finished posting about all the wonderful food I ate? 😀

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This week’s trip bought me to Low Yong Moh for their famed ‘tai pau’.
Being a breadwhore I decided to buy almost every other pau they offer.

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The tai pau is RM2.80, not BIG in size but big in quality.
While most big pau have a mixture of fatty chunks as well as meat, this was almost entirely lean meat.
When I picked one up I realized it was rather heavy-bottomed. Perplexed, I peered closer and noticed the skin sagged slightly at the bottom. I suspected that it had some gravy from the meat but I didn’t expect my hands to be flooded with the gravy when I tore the skin apart!

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The gravy scalded my fingers but the burst of aroma from the pau quickly made me forgot everything else.

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All the pau skin shared the same attributes; soft, fluffy and yet had a bit of chew before yielding to the teeth. We enjoyed the big pau hot from the steamer but the rest was take-aways.
Nevertheless the pau skin remained soft even when it was cold.

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The big pau is savoury sweet and just a nice size for me. The Char Siew pau fillings are Low Yong Moh’s original recipe. Rather than the common sticky sweet and red char siew, this is cooked in their secret sauce and the texture is akin to shredded pork rather than chunks of meat. The sprinkling of sesame seeds added a mild nutty flavour.

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The pork belly (RM1.40) is a bar of lean meat with the meanest top of fat. This is heart attack in a bun, literally.

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Corn custard pau – RM1.20. The custard is made in house as well.

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As we ate our paus, I chatted with one of the ladies and she shared that Low Yong Moh Restaurant had been in operation for the last 60 years and it is one of the oldest dim sum restaurant in Malacca.
The outlet is like an old-fashioned rustic tea house. Freshly steamed or fried dim sum are bought on a tray from table to table for the diners’ convenience. Prices ranges from RM1.00 to RM4.00.
Looks like I found a place in Melaka for dim sum! 😀

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Low Yong Moh Restaurant
32, Jalan Tukang Emas, 75100, Melaka, Melaka, 75200, Malaysia
Phone:+60 6-282 1235
Daily 5.30am – 1pm
Closed – Tuesdays

Read more of my What to Eat/Good Food in Melaka Guide here –> http://www.rebeccasaw.com/melaka-what-to-eat-food-in-melaka-that-i-have-tried-2/