Since I discovered a gem early this year, namely Restoran Kam Hin, in Kuchai Lama, dim sum has been a very satisfying, enjoyable, accessible, and truly affordable affair. Every fortnight or so, I will faithfully made my pilgrimage to the dim sum shrine to feast on those little delicious things.
I think I went there a total of three times for the past 5 weeks, with different people. And I am not even the most fanatic supporter of this restaurant, as my cousin brother, Michael, frequents this place more often that going to the toilet! Truly their best customer, by miles if you ask me.
One thing you will surely notice here is how generous they are with prawns. Almost all type of dim sums are stuffed with huge amount of prawns. Unlike other cheap dim sum places where the ratio between the pork and prawn are somewhere at 8:2, here the ratio is more like 6:4.
The size of the dim sums are noticeably bigger too. And the freshness is ensured as the dim sums would only be steamed after you placed your orders.
I’ve yet to try their Polo Buns and Ho Yip Fan, that were given good reviews by few other bloggers. But of all the varieties that I have tried, all were good except for their Prawn HK Chee Cheong Fun. So you might want to avoid that.
All my previous visits were at night/evening, so finding a table and parking was never difficult for me. But I have been told that this restaurant is packed to the brim every morning, especially on Saturdays and Sundays.
I love coming here at night though, as I can slowly enjoy my food while chatting with my fellow dim sum lovers. Besides, excellent service is almost guaranteed due to lack of customers at night.
You can also order Bak Kut Teh from the BKT stall next door, as an alternative to all those dim sums. Tastewise it is ok, but a carnivore like me won’t be choosy and will love to have some extra meats to go with the other food.
There are countless varieties here, so you will definitely need more than one visit to draw your conclusions. I can tell you without a doubt I will be going back for more.
One dim sum a day,
Keeps all the Sushis far away!
Restoran Kam Hin
Address: 32G, Jalan 1/116B,
Kuchai Entrepreneur’s Park,
off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 KL.
Telephone: 012-396 6881