Friday, February 13, 2009

Last Day in Trang: Dim Sum = - )

On our third and last day at Trang May’s parents took us for an early dim sum before we headed back to Hat Yai to catch our flight. According to May this dim sum restaurant is one of the best in Trang and has three branches. The one we’re eating at is the original shop which is operated by the founder’s children.

As you can see from the photos below this place does not look like a typical dim-sum restaurant. It’s simple and open-air atmosphere reminded me of the “Dai Chow” restaurants in KL.

Ordering Dim Sum is neither through push-carts nor order sheets. One has to go up to the front of the restaurant and choose the different dim sum dishes that are available. Once chosen the chef would heat them up on the steamer and serve it at our table.

Excited by the wide selection of Dim Sum we ordered nearly everything to try. I can’t review every single Dim Sum we ordered but worth noting are their Har Kow (Shrimp Dumpling), Seaweed Wrapped Minced Pork and Flat Rice Noodles with Barbecue Pork (Char Siew Cheong Fan). Unlike the typical Cantonese version their flat rice noodle was thinner and had a lot of barbecue pork. It is a little on the sweet side but I seem to prefer their version better because it had a lot more meat!

In addition to our steamed dim sum dishes we also had Trang’s version of Roast Pork (Siu Yoke) which tasted a little sweet rather than salty.

Fried items were also on the list and my favourite was the Barbecue Spring Roll and Yao Cha Kwai. The spring roll was really crispy and went well with the barbecue pork.

The Yao Cha Kwai is also different from the ones I usually eat. Served with home-made kaya their Yao Cha Kwai is smaller and had a lighter texture than the ones I typically eat in Malaysia. Dipping it with their delicious kaya was a real treat to eat!

Overall the Dim Sum in Trang is very good. Although many of their Dim Sum has been tweaked a little to cater to the locals we loved everything we had. Price-wise our bill was cheap. For all the food we ate it only cost us THB 500!

Additional Information:
Address: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Payment: THB

No comments: