jin xuan puchong

I had a rather delicious start to the morning by having dim sum at around 7 am this morning. This is quite an unusual hour for me to be up on a Sunday morning. There is a very good reason for that though.

lake edge us

I didn’t sleep.

lainey birthday

I have been up since I went to Lainey‘s birthday party since 8:30 pm on Saturday and spent 12 hours talking and nursing various alcoholic drinks (beer, cider, single malt, champagne, vodka) and shooting the breeze on a bewildering array of topics (to the casual listener) with Fresh, Gareth and Kim till dawn broke.

jin xuan dimsum

It’s been a long time since I did that. Heh. It was a lot of fun though and before crashing we headed to Jin Xuan in Puchong for dim sum.

deep fried har kow

Deep fried har kow
I usually don’t like deep fried dim sum but the har kaw (prawn dumplings) here are done quite well. No excessive crackly skin and it’s superb with a dash of mayonnaise. The ones with fu chuk (the soy bean byproduct) wrapped around prawns is good too – a nice variant of har kow.

pai kuat

Spare ribs (pai kuat)
This is really good as well. I like the ones that’s swimming in a pool of delicious marinate too:

marinated pai kuat

It’s a bit hard to get at the meat, but when you do, it’s perfection.

salted shrimp scallops

Salted shrimp scallops
This one is pretty good as well. I’m a huge fan of shrimp in general so anything with it can’t really go wrong. It has bits of scallops, salted egg, and other stuff inside too.

flowing custard bun

Golden flowing bun
I don’t know how this translates in Cantonese. It’s supposed to be the piece de resistance in Jin Xuan and is a custard bun with bits of salted egg (?) that flows like lava when you break it open.

jin xuan custard bun

The savory taste of salted egg is surprisingly good in the sweet custard bun. It’s supposed to be really runny and despite multiple exchanges initiated by Gareth to get the perfect golden flowing bun – all of them was just a tad overcooked this morning.

jin xuan us

However, if I didn’t know better I would have though it was excellent. I’m definitely going back again for the golden flowing bun. I bet it’ll be orgasmic if they get it right. However, we didn’t get charged for it due to the poor quality control so I guess it’s free dessert. Heh.

I totally crashed and slept for 9 hours when I got home. I had a total blast though. It’s a good thing tomorrow’s a public holiday. Have a great time everyone! :)

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26 Responses to “Jin Xuan Dim Sum in Puchong at the crack of dawn”

  1. I just had my dinner not long ago and now hungry again thanks to the Salted shrimp scallops!!
    Anything shrimp and salty is delicious hahaha… Don’t like pai kwat though… Felt like idiot eating bone :p

    • Hello Charmaine!

      Yeah, I actually haven’t had anything to eat since this dim sum breakfast (which is close to 24 hours now).

      I’m super hungry as well but I slept when I got home and had some stuff to rush.

      Yeah, the shrimp stuff in dim sum is always awesome! :)

      My only problem is pai kwat is that I’m not very deft with the chopsticks and the larger bones are hard to grip. I think I dropped it several times. On my plate though. Haha!

  2. it’s called something like lao sa pao! my fav item from jin xuan! the ones at DJ outlet are usually done very nicely, maybe go after 10 am liddat, maybe too early in the morning and they reuse the previous day’s one? dunooooo :D

    • Oh ya, that’s the name!

      Thanks Yuenny! :D

      I’ve actually been to one of their outlets before but never ordered the lao sar pao. It looks like it’s really promising though.

      It tastes really good and I’ll love to try it when it’s all gooey and overflows when you break it. :)

      Yeah, maybe we were too early. Or that outlet has poor quality control. Heh.

  3. Been a while since had such fun 12hours :D

    P/s: happy birthday shoutout to bb lainey <3

    • Yeah, it’s been a blast Kim! :D

      I had a lot of fun too. Heh! I totally lost track of time when we were talking outside until it was nearly dawn.

      Good experience to stay up to watch the sun come up. Haven’t done that in a very long time.

      Oh ya it’s the 7th now. Happy birthday Lainey! :)

  4. Yah I gotta get me some properly cooked lau sar pau argggghh! Superb evening and morning LOL

    • Yeah, I had an awesome time chatting and drinking bro. :D

      Thanks for the tips!

      Haha! Yeah that was quite tragic how all the lau sar pao wasn’t cooked to specifications.

      Seriously though, I would have thought it was the way it’s supposed to be and still thought it tasted awesome if you didn’t say how it’s supposed to look like.

      We’ll go for the perfect one next time. Cheers ST! :)

  5. ooh this reminds me of the dim sum i had in ipoh. hehe

    • Hello Michelle! :D

      Yeah, Ipoh has some good dim sum as well. I have driven down to just eat dim sum before, usually after a couple of drinks.

      Everything always sounds like a good idea at the time. Heh. :)

  6. HB, the dim sums you had is so different from Hong Kong. I never seen or heard of before but I like the deep fried har gow one. The steam buns is another one I found so interesting too. I had been to many tea houses in states and Hong Kong and Taiwan but they never serve the type you had.

    • There’s always a selection of steamed and deep fried dim sum over here. :)

      Steamed buns is quite popular too – everywhere has the basics like char siew pao and stuff like that but I’m not sure where this flowing custard pao (lau sar pao) comes from.

      It is really good though. :D

  7. kammmm lezgo try lao sar pao at another outlet! i’m so tired omg but see you in about an hour wtf

  8. wish lainey a happy birthday for me! it was awesome meeting her while i was in kl =)

  9. Yum! Yum! Dim sum… But Puchong’s so far away from KL… :(

    • Well, it’s not that far away actually. I would say it’s 30 minutes from my place, which is pretty close to KL.

      …but yeah, it would be far from KL city itself. :)

      Okay, it’s quite far. HAHAHA I even find Sunway to be far coz of the traffic.

      However, Jin Xuan has a lot of branches. This is apparently not the best one. I’ve heard good things about the other outlets. :D

  10. did you lose weight? you looked a lot smaller before.

  11. i will never forget the golden flowing bun!
    it’s so supa nice~~~

  12. [...] at 8 am in the morning. This could be a start of a tradition, first time that happened was at Lainey’s birthday – just chilling, drinking and talking till the break of dawn coz that’s how we roll yo. [...]

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