You Ai Dim Sum, Bandar Puteri Puchong

Update: This restaurant is permanently closed. 

It’s not often I get up early on a weekend when I can sleep in, but when I do, I like to go for morning dimsum. Bandar Puteri is a hotspot for dimsum restaurants, but the fam and I always go to the same few ones. This time around, Mi and I decided to try one called You Ai DimSum. 


Back in the days, dimsum sessions started as early as 6am – but obviously with lifestyle changes, this is no longer the case. It was 8am on a Saturday morning, and most of the shops were still empty. They only start getting busy at 10am.

The resto was cosy, air conditioned and clean. Instead of the traditional way of having dimsum on pushcarts, diners put down their orders on a slip and have it served to their table.


Immediately went for my dimsum must-haves, namely: deep fried shrimp beancurd roll. Served with mayonnaise, the crispy beancurd sheets are wrapped around juicy, succulent prawns. The version here was done well and not too oily.


The hargau (shrimp dumplings) was a tad disappointing. The flour skin was thin but a bit too sticky and dry for our liking. Shrimp was sizable and juicy though.


Siew loong bao (Shanghainese meat dumplings) was also disappointing. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. What I did like about it was that they served the dumplings in little aluminium ‘bowls’ which prevented the broth from leaking.


Mi had some cheese tarts as well as shrimp chee cheong fun (didn’t manage to take a picture coz we were rushing for an appointment and she had already tucked in lol).

The bill came up to RM30.

Overall, quality of food was so-so, but service was really good compared to the nightmare that is Zok Noodle House down the road (especially when their boss isn’t around!). Among the many dimsum restos in Bandar Puteri, I still think that Taiji and Foo Hing is the best.


31G, Jalan Puteri 2/5, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat 730am – 9pm, public holidays: 730am – 3pm

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