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.