C’s down with a fever and she’s been cooped up in the house for a few days, poor girl. So when she called me to have lunch, I went to her house and we drove to Bandar Puteri in Puchong for some dimsum. There is a busy row here with several dimsum shops, like Taiji and Zok Noodle House (for reviews, click on the bolded link! :)) but since I’ve never been to Foo Hing Dimsum House further down the road, we went to that instead.
The shop has two adjacent lots, one air conditioned and the other which is not – but it was well ventilated with lots of fans and cooling machines.
Dimsum is traditionally enjoyed in the early mornings, but with the ‘brunch’ culture today, restaurants are often open for lunch as well. The shop was packed when we got there around 1pm.
Servers carry freshly baked/fried/steamed dimsum on trays, so you can pick the ones you want when they come to your table. You can also choose from a menu (it was all in Chinese, which I can’t read), but there were helpful pictures and numbers to refer to. Simply pick the ones you want and jot them down on a sheet to hand to the servers.
Deep fried prawn wrapped in beancurd. It was greasy, but the shrimp on the inside was seasoned well and the beancurd skin was crispy and fried to golden perfection. Served with a dollop of mayo for dipping.
Soup dumpling with dongfen (glass vermicelli, which has the texture of sharks fin). After the savoury shrimp roll, this was quite tasteless. Nevertheless the dumpling was sizable, swimming in a clear soupy broth. Waiting time may go up to 20mins.
Hargao (shrimp dumpling in crystal wrapper) was okay; nothing special. Spiced it up with some garlic chilli sauce.
(background) Siewmai – minced pork and shrimp meat wrapped in a sweet egg wrapper. It was juicy, well seasoned and moist from the steaming :)
Another siew mai but with salted duck egg yolk on the top for an extra saltiness and a different texture.
Overall, Foo Hing dishes out decent dimsum, there is a good selection to choose from and the price is reasonable. I still prefer Taiji though because I’ve been eating there for a long time and it was the first dimsum shop that opened in Bandar Puteri, so I have an attachment to it :)
FOO HING DIMSUM HOUSE
While cleaning out the drawers, found some coins from my travels! There were Euros, British currency, HK and Singapore dollars. Think I can sell any of them?
Coins that are older than I am. There’s even a 34 year old French franc. :)
Won’t be long before it’s messy again..