Dim Sum Spread @ Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum, Ipoh
Talk about dim sum in Ipoh, and a few outlets come to mind. The grand-daddy of them all has to be Foh San Dim Sum, which has recently moved to a spanking new premise on Jalan Leong Sin Nam; the undisputed “Dim Sum Street” of Ipoh. But of course, along the same road, you’ll find two equally famous names, being Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum, and Yoke Fook Moon, all within walking distance from each other. Of course, if all these restaurants are packed like sardines, don’t give up hope. You can find a few others scattered within the vicinity, such as Chef Fatt and Chang Keong opposite of each other on Cowan Street (Jalan Raja Ekram). Wanna know the exact location of each? Here’s a GOOGLE MAP to all the dim sum restaurants mentioned above.
Pork rolled in beancurd sheets with sweet and sour sauce – One of my favourite type of dim sum ever. Since I was a small kid, really.
It’s been aeons ago since I’ve paid Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum (it’s spelled as that) a visit. Reason being? The relentless wait for an empty table, or in most occasions, vacant seats to be shared with some other strangers. Yeah, the ‘Thap Toi‘ (tumpang meja/sharing tables) tradition is alive and kicking at Ming Court, not unlike Foh San. The fully air-conditioned restaurant can seat quite a number of patrons, but pale in comparison to the gigantic Foh San across the street.
So comparing Ming Court head to head with Foh San’s dim sum, which restaurant fares better?