Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ming Court Dim Sum @ Ipoh, Perak.

Similarly to Penang, Ipoh is a town in Perak that blessed with wonderful and delicious food, but of course, not as much as Penang. Dim sum is definitely one of the must-eat food when you are visiting Ipoh. During my recent Ipoh 1-day trip, we had our dim sum breakfast in Ming Court, which was being crowned as the best dim sum on Wikitravel website. Ming Court is situated directly opposite to one of the famous dim sum outlets in  Ipoh -- Foh San Dim Sum. To avoid the crowd, it is advisable to reach before 9am. Personally, I feel that Ming Court has successfully preserved the reminiscence kind of feeling where by you can see their unique way of serving dim sum and the services offered by the waitresses.

Deep Fried Bean Curd With Prawns, the bean curd has successfully maintained its crispiness but there was not much prawns used and the mayonnaise given was too few, I could have asked for more but it will be better if they could be more generous.

Deep Fried Fish Balls, definitely one of my favorites. I adore all these fish balls with the strong flavor of dried orange peel (陈皮) which gives the fish ball an extra flavor. They come in a rather big size too compared to those in Penang. The texture was just okay, the most springy fish ball I had was in here.

Steamed Pork Dumplings (Siew Mai), they were pretty much same as those we had in Penang except their size was slightly bigger than those in Penang.

Another version of Pork Dumplings (石榴饺) which rarely be seen in Penang, the taste, was pretty decent, the pork fillings were juicier compared to the previous version

Steamed Prawn Dumplings, this was also another unique version prawn dumplings, chunks and generously sized of prawns were stuffed inside, the prawns were very fresh too. Recommended.

Stewed Chicken Feet, unlike those in Penang which are normally red in color, this version of stewed chicken feet was a bit salty, this dish was just okay to me since I am used to the sweeter version of chicken feet in Penang.

Steamed Rice Noodle Rolls (猪肠粉) The steamed rice noodle rolls were a bit cold the time when it was being served to us, I would personally prefer Viva Dim Sum as they serve hot and tender rice rolls. The rice noodle rolls in Ming Court seemed to be lack of some prawns to my opinions.

Egg Tarts, the fragrant and crusty outer pastry makes a good combination with the sweet and delicate custard fillings. The egg tarts were warm when served. Recommended.

This delectable porridge was Century Egg and Pork Porridge. The porridge was reasonably flavored and the texture was so smooth. Definitely one of  the best porridge I have ever seen.

This heavenly tasty sesame dessert was definitely the best sesame dessert I have ever had. It was so smooth but it was not too sweet, it possesses a strong sesame flavor too. Highly recommended.

Unlike those in Penang, customers do not need to refill the hot water for the chinese tea themselves, instead, you have to flip the cover up into 90 degree. The waitresses will help you to refill only when the cover is opened. Its something unique and special which I believe its one of the traditional way of eating dim sum in Ipoh.....

The prices of those dim sum in Ming Court were more economical and reasonable, but Foh San Dim Sum has more variety compared to Ming Court. The bill totaled Rm80.40 for 5 person (including chinese tea for 5).

Taste: 8.5/10
Price: 9.5/10
Service: 9/10
Parking: 8/10
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: 32, 34, 36 Jalan Leong Sin Nam, 30300, Ipoh, Perak.
Phone Number: 605- 255 7134
Business Hours: Closed on every Thursday.