Lim Meng Kee La Mian & Xiao Long Bao

Friday, November 17, 2006

I could not resist Xiao Long Bao (小籠包 Shanghai Steamed Pork Dumpling). Every time I found a restaurant that sell Xiao Long Bao, I must go and try it. There was a day I took Imbi road home, notice Lim Meng Kee has open a restaurant opposite of their BBQ dried meat shop to sell Xiao Long Bao and La Mian. With no exception, I have gave it a try.

Xiao Long Bao (RM 6.00)

Look at the Xiao Long Bao in the picture, you can see the dumpling is full of soup inside. However look at the folds on dumpling skin, it's uneven. It show that the chef is not skillful enough in making the steam dumpling. The thickness of the dumpling skin was fine, yet taste wise does not meet my expectation. The taste of the meat and soup are sweet but artificial, they probably put too much of sugar.

Shanghai Pan-Fried Dumpling (RM 5.00)

We ordered pan fried dumpling as usual. This pan fried dumpling is over size. Taste wise, there are room for improvement. Like the Xiao Long Bao, the sweetness is not natural to me.

Beijing Dumpling (RM 6.00)

The Beijing Dumpling is a total disappointment. The dumpling skin was too soft. You see from the photo above, the dumpling skin has broken when it serve. I think is over cooked, taste was disappointed too.

La Mian with Stewed Beef in Chili Oil (RM 6.00)

The La Mian is value for money, a lot of beef was given. I can't say I like it, the taste was just fair.

The items offer in Lim Meng Kee are more or less similar to Crystal Jade and Dragon-i with much lower price. Location wise is not very good, road side and hard to find a parking space during peak hours.

If you like Xiao Long Bao too, feel free to check my previous post on my favorite Xiao Long Bao. Human's taste buds are quite subjective. You might disagree with me, I just say what I feel. :)

Kedai Makanan Lim Meng Kee La Mian Siao Long Bao
Jalan Barat, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, KL

Posted by whistler at 11:36 PM  


wahh the chili beef la mien looks really gooddddd. Hows the texture of the noodles?

teckiee said...
11/19/2006 4:28 AM  

the noodles was fine, the beef is tender. I can't really point out what's wrong with the soup, it's just not up to the taste that I expect.

whistler said...
11/19/2006 2:59 PM  

noticed this shop long long time ago already... but every time passed by also not feel like want to try... luckily u try first. :)

tekko said...
11/19/2006 6:14 PM  

i remember there's one outlet at Kepong Baru, next to KTZ Dessert Stall...but i've yet to try them out....

Meiyen said...
11/20/2006 4:52 PM  

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