A mainstay of dim sum goers. Toh Yuen keeps their menu fresh and tasty
Hilton, 2, Jalan Barat
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel: 03 7955 9122
Lunch: Noon to 2.30pm. Dinner: 7pm to 10.30pm.
They sometimes have dim sum buffets that's worth it
Toh Yuen is still a popular spot for weekend dim sum. Their dim sum buffets are also famous. They have about forty different dim sum selections on top of their vast selection of Chinese cuisines ranging from appetizers to live seafood. It's divided into several categories from the Steam Basket, Out Of The Wok, Savouries, Sweet Sensations to Pan-fried Favourites.
For appetizers, we tried their Norwegian salmon roll. It's deep fried salmon fillet in taro paste. The paste is crunchy on the outside but on the inside, the paste beautifully protects the fragile salmon from being overcooked thus retaining its juices. For dim sum, we tried several varieties. Here are some of our favourites. The Baked Pineapple Buns is sweet but very nice. Not only is the filling deliciously sweet, but I also like the way they prepare the buns in this one. Not too flaky, not too hard, it melts in your mouth. We also had the usual Siu Mai (chicken dumpling) and Har Kau (steamed prawn dumpling) which came in the typical steam bamboo case.
There are not many places that you can try salmon ala dim sum. There are a couple of salmon selections from the Toh Yuen menu. The dim sum one is called Deep Fried stuffed beancurd with Salmon Fillet. Salmon disintegrates and looses its flavour rather quickly when fried. But here at Toh Yuen, they managed to make the salmon stay succulent while at the same time frying the rest of its ingredients. Take it alone, it tastes a bit plain, take it with the dim sum sauce it brings out the the crisp richness of its taste. Two of my other favourites are the Chive Dumplings with Fish Paste and the prawn and baby cabbage dumpling. I like the fish stock used in preparing the fillings in these dumplings.
Then we tried Shark's Fin Dumpling in Superior Soup. The dumpling is about twice the size of a normal dumpling and has shark's fin, tenggiri, prawns, mushrooms and scallop as part of its ingredients. This is then dipped into their superior soup. It's a bit savoury and has bits of mushroom and shark's fin. Delicious fellas. They managed to get the dumpling ingredient to compliment the soup perfectly. Something I'd recommend. If you like to try something different from dim sum, I recommend the Canadian Black Cod Fillet baked with Honey sauce. Wallau... you get pure cod fillet baked with a blend of soy sauce and honey. Very nice... always.. always.. always... squeeze some lemon juice over a baked cod fillet. It brings out a very distinctive fresh aroma and its savoury taste actually enhances the fillet even more. Cod by itself is a very tasty fish. Together with Hilton's Honey Sauce and freshly squeezed lemon.. kaboom!!!! One of my personal favourites.