After Workout Dimsum – Zok Noodle House, Bandar Puteri Puchong

After jogging all the calories off at Bukit Jalil Recreation Park, C and I blew it all on a dimsum breakfast. A hefty dimsum breakfast at Zok Noodle House in Bandar Puteri, Puchong.

Yes, I know I’ve blogged about them countless times – but this time, since I was here with C, we tried something out of the ordinary stuff I’d order if I was with fam (usually shrimp dumpling, siewmai and fried foochok)… so I thought it merited a post. 😀

Whenever one thinks of dimsum, ‘dumplings’ are probably the first things that come to mind. This generic English term for it doesn’t do them justice – there are so many kinds! There’s har gao, which is filled with shrimp and has a chewy, slightly translucent and chewy skin; or har mai/siew mai which is either shrimp+pork/pork made to look like a mini basket and wrapped in a sweetish yellow wrapper.

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Don’t forget siao loong bao, the dumplings that have soup in them and which you slurp up by poking a hole and letting it sit in your spoon before dipping it into a vinegar/sliced ginger sauce.

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There’s also pan-fried dumplings or ‘potstickers’, as the Muricans’ like to call it. The version here is wor tip (Cantonese) or Jiaozi (Mandarin) : pork and chives stuffed into a dumpling wrapper and pan fried to golden brown perfection. The skin tends to be thicker than other types of dumpling so it has a crispiness to it.

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Hong Kong-style steamed rice rolls (chee cheong fun) (Above) are wrapped around either shrimp or charsiu (barbequed pork) and submerged in a light soy sauce.

The local version doesn’t have filling. Instead, Malaysians eat it with a sweet sauce and load it with sesame. It usually comes with sides of fried wantans, fishballs, meatballs and other condiments. Different states have different versions of the dish.

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Back then, only the dimsum stall across the road had what I call ‘bacon wraps’ – bacon wrapped around minced pork/shrimp and steamed. It’s not a conventional dish but I like how well the saltiness of the fatty bacon strips goes with the sweetness of the sauce.

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C’s order of fish paste wrapped in beancurd and topped with sweet chilli sauce. Fish paste was bouncy and fresh, while the beancurd gave it a nice texture.

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More ‘dumplings’. These are similar to conventional siew mai but topped with century egg instead. If you don’t know what century egg is, it’s preserved duck egg covered in a mixture of ash, clay, salt, quicklime and husks for several weeks/months. The result is a gooey, soft grey center and a translucent black and jelly-like texture on the outside. Sounds disgusting to the uninitiated, but I grew up eating it and I think it’s great with porridge. xD

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C also ordered stewed chicken feet in black bean sauce. Gnawing on the bones and sucking out all the juicy, chewy cartilage is actually very satisfying ! 😀

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Last bt not least.. fried foochok (beancurd sheets) enfolding some springy, succulent shrimps. I don’t feel right if I come here and don’t order this. 😀

So yeah. This time around I tried a lot of new stuff I wouldn’t normally, and the food quality is good. I would recommend visiting on weekend mornings coz both service + food seems to be better compared to on regular weekdays (maybe coz their supervisor/boss is here?). Zok, if you had better consistency, I’d give you a 5/5, but there’s really much to improve on.

Zok Noodle House (Bandar Puteri Branch) 

25-G, Jalan Puteri 2/3, Bandar Puteri Puchong, 47100 Puchong Selangor, Malaysia

Business hours: 8am – 10pm

 

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Author: Luna

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