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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Yum Cha @ New Hong Kong Restaurant, JB

Yum Cha is an integral part of Cantonese’s culinay culture which should be proud of. In Cantonese, yum cha means “drink tea”, and is a dining experience which involves drinking Chinese tea and eating dim sum dishes. Dim sum is a variety of small dishes; they can be steamed or fried, savoury or sweet and maybe tradition or fusion. They are usually tiny and will be served as three to four pieces in one dish. Because of the small portions people can try a wide variety of food.

Although you can yum cha at the noon time (as brunch or afternoon tea), but I like to yum cha in the morning. Just imaging early in the morning, all family members gather at the restaurant enjoying dim sum dishes and tea while chit chat with each other. Nothing is more happiness than this, isn’t?
We decided to yum cha at New Hong Kong Restaurant, which located near to Lido Beach and offer the traditional dim sum in a-la-carte.

Early in the morning, don’t be surprised by the crowd, they are yum cha supporter too.

Caution!! The pictures below might cause you drooling.

Crab Meat Dumpling Soup (灌汤饺) , RM 6.00

Hai Kau(虾饺), RM5.50

Steamed Seafood Dumpling (墨汁海鲜饺), RM5.50

Siew Mai(烧卖), RM4.50

Beancurd Roll (鲜竹卷), RM3.50

Chicken Feet (凤爪), RM3.50

The girl is preparing the wok fried carrot cake.

Wok Fried Carrot cake (罗卜糕), RM9.00
Do you see the filling? It contains dried shrimp, Chinese sausage, carrot slice, etc.
Char Siew Cheong Fun(叉烧肠粉), RM7.00

Nyonya Dumpling(娘惹棕), RM5.24

Warning: Don’t order too many dim sums at once, as you can pick up what you see from the trolley (the restaurant still provide the dim sum with dim sum wheeled around on trolleys)

Depending on what you have ordered, this filling meal cost us around RM120 for 6 persons. As the restaurant is located near to the JB checkpoint, can be my last stop before go back to Singapore. Do you want to join me? Let’s us yum cha this weekend, hahaha...

New Hong Kong Restaurant
Address: 69A, B, C, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan,
              80300 Johor Bahru
Tel: 607-2222608

Opening Hours:
Mon- Sat: 11am – 8.30pm
Sun: 9am – 8.30pm (Dim Sum tends to be sold out by 1.00pm)


  1. I love everything here, but my most favorite whenever we go dim sum, chicken feet and bean curd rolls. Your post made me hungry.

  2. Oh make me crave for dim sum again....!! I miss those portable dim sum carts:(.

  3. Hi Cook with Madin, we love chicken feet as well, and you know not every restaurant can make good ones. It looks simple, but it really takes a lot of effort and skill.

    Hi Cooking-Gallery, yes they have portable dim sum carts here! It is really satisfying to choose my own favorite dim sum from the cart.