Monday, September 10, 2007

Chynna, KL Hilton

Since the kids had to attend their cousin's birthday, and therefore had to skip Sunday School, the parents decided to do likewise......sssshhhhhhhh.........don't tell anyone. Have always wanted to bring the wife to try the dim sum at Chynna, not because I think it's outstanding, but just so she can say she's been la, being the dutiful and thoughtful caring spouse that I am.

Since it was still very early, ie, 11.15am, (the same time that Lemongrass was having her brunch at Fish and Chips place on changkat raja chulan), the place was quite empty. I still can't help feeling, that for the price we pay, the seating could be a bit spacious, ....as it is, the tables are so close to each other, especially tables for 2 and 4, you can hear every strain of conversation around you, AND stroke the thigh of the person on the table next to you should you so desire.

The dim sum menu actually seems even more limited than I remember it to be. No char siew sou, which is my favourite, instead, these little whatever you call them. Char siu buns. It had a crispy topping, that's quite nice, and a bunny (bun-like) texture at the bottom. But it wasn't warm enough. After a bite, we asked them to warm it up. They must have just chucked it in the microwave, coz after that, I scalded my lips. And these thick lips take a lot for it to be scalded.



The scallop cheong fun was good, but nothing particularly outstanding. Well, the scallops were plump and fresh though.


This is supposed to be their specialty, some prawn dumpling of sorts. Soaked in prawn oil, I found it a tad greasy, and the prawns within were overcooked. Nothing to shout about.


Scallop and prawn dumplings. Fresh, but not particularly tasty.


Char siew pao. To the credit of these chicken in place of pork substitutes, I can't really tell the difference, especially for char siew paos. The filling was nice, but I found the bun too bunny again. Too much bun. I like the jln ipoh ones, where there is a generous amount of filling. For an establishment like this, I'd have expected more than a heaped tablespoon of char siu, some more fake char siu....


Taking forever to arrive, was this prawn dumpling soup, in superior broth, something like a poontong gao.


Okay, in conclusion, I really don't think I'd bother going here again for dim sum. The alacarte food's not bad, but as I told Lemongrass, the photos of her post of this place were more delicious than the real stuff. Well, at least I have fulfilled my duty as husband and lover.

16 comments:

daphne said...

at least u spent quality time with your wife!!!!! =)

boo_licious said...

Aiyoh! Luckily no space that day or else I would also be dissapointed with their dim sum.

Yup, that place is super cramped, we're quite lucky as we usually go in a big group so we end up having the central table so lots of space vs the 2 seaters.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

You're such a wonderful spouse and your wife is so lucky to have you.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

haha half price hilton card again?..wow what a good husband u ar..

yeah the dim sum looks quite dismal for such a high std place..i still think i prefer mandarin oriental

Primrose said...

I came over from Meiyen's and I'm enjoying your recipes. I have yet to go through everything you have in your blog. I love baking but only tried butter cakes, muffins (but they don't rise) and baked/non-baked cheesecakes. I sure am going to enjoy the recipes I'm going to NICK off your site. Heh, heh! I saw a flourless choc cake. Am going to try it over the weekend. Really? Cakes can be without any flour?

Mandy said...

Your wife is so lucky to marry a man who loves his food!Who can also cook and bake so well!Just a note to tell you that I enjoy reading your reviews and baking. :)

fatboybakes said...

mandy, checked out your blog, its fabulous. all the way from america huh!!

primrose, glad you enjoy the recipes, although thru the years, its unfortunately metamorphosed into a foodie blog rather than recipes. yup, lots of cakes are flourless. i had the most divine flourless lemon cake about 11 years ago in daimaru, melbourne, ...and have been fascinated since...

nipples, yup, no discount card, no dating.

lyrical, arent i JUST...

boolicious, wah, but to go in big group must be realllly expensive lor....

daphne...welcome...snigger, snort, choke cough...yup, yup, quality time indeed...

MeiyeN said...

sounds bad! :| did your wifey complain over da not-so-yummy dimsum?

Big Boys Oven said...

Sounds like an expensive fulfillment.. but the food seems not good. Chynna please improve your food....lol

teckiee said...

I was figuring out the bunny word... kept thinking for real rabbits.. LOL

Christy said...

Looks oily although there's mostly prawn and seafood :(
Kinda disappointing for a hotel dim sum meal!
Thanks for sharing this review;)

wmw said...

When they first started, the dim sum was quite good, standard seems to be deteoriating.

FoodieLianne said...

wahhh .. your wife so lucky :-)

Sze said...

looks like too much skin and not enough inti all round.

and honestly, chynna is a bit of a poncey name, no?

Jackson said...

what? again? so good ....

Precious Pea said...

Belum try out this place but guess no need now.