For those who can't decide between dim sum or main dishes, Steam Room has found the solution to your troubles. My dad's the 'rice & dishes' kind of guy while my mum could survive on dim sums alone. To accommodate, we started with dim sums and moved on to main dishes. That could only mean more food for my brother!
Water Chestnut & Sugar Cane drink
Sweet and chilled. A refreshing change from the regular pot of hot tea.
Wu Kok (Deep-fried yam puffs)
The outer 'puffs' were light, crisp and surprisingly, not oily! The yam paste was wonderfully smooth like the creamy filling of a croquette. Definitely one of the best!
Lo Mai Kai (Glutinous Rice)
Sticky, soft, chewy & flavourful. There wasn't a single grain of rice that didn't absorb the sauce and was generously topped with tender and succulent slices of pork.
Minced Pork and Chives Dumplings
My mum's favourite dim sum dish and she absolutely adored this one! The skin wasn't chewy or thick or tough. It was just right. Thin but thick enough to hold a liberal amount of filling.
Pan-fried Radish Cake
Unlike some thick, chunky ones that I've had before, this was soft and had a slightly creaminess when bitten into. Pan-frying gave each bite a small but present crispy texture. My only complain was the size- any smaller and it could be mistaken as wedges or fries!
Siew Mai & Lau Sar Bau (Salted egg custard buns)
Two dim sum classics. Both were satisfying but definitely not the best I've had.
A juicy layer of fat followed by a tender layer of meat, then another layer of succulent fat and finally, a thick chunk of chewy meat. It was on the salty side but perfect with a bowl of rice or porridge. Those who are watching their diet, this is definitely not for you. But for now, no one could keep their chopsticks off this dish...
Again, it was on the salty side BUT wonderful with a bowl of plain rice. The meat was tender but the sauce was far too oily for my liking. I'd call this a classic 'old-man dish' because my dad loved it ;)
Steamed Egg with Century egg & Salted egg
Simple and plain but the century egg and salted egg added a different taste and texture to each bite. Beside the dim sums, my favourite dish of the night!
Now that Steam Room has opened another outlet nearer (1 Mont' Kiara) to my place, I'd give this place a visit soon! I've tried their Fa Sang Wu (Peanut Tong Sui) & Red Bean tong sui and couldn't get enough of it. If you're looking for a place for a lazy Sunday dim sum brunch, do try this place. They offer a wide variety of dishes and most of them are pretty darn good!
Viva Mall or,
Sunway Giza or,
1 Mont' Kiara
oh, Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year to all!! :D