Wednesday, September 26, 2012

All you can eat Dim Sum @ Loong Toh Yuen

Came here because of the all you can eat dim sum promotion.
Before I tried this place I also dined at Loyal Dining which also did the All you can eat dim sum as well.

Compared to Loyal Dining, it is more expensive here and there are more choices but the choices are traditional dim sum items at a better quality.
Although the quality is good, the food does not come fast so you can only order about two rounds.
On the table were some sauces, chili sauce and soy sauce.
The beans were soaked in yellow wine and tasted really nice.

Daily herbal drink:
It was quite good that a herbal drink was provided, it was grosvenor momordica which was not sweetened.
Salmon and vegetable spring roll:
This was quite nice but the piece of salmon in the spring roll was mushy.
Shrimp roll with thousand year old egg:
This was delicious, it was shrimp, preserved eggs, and pickled ginger wrapped in rice paper dipped in sesame and deep fried.
It was light because the rice paper melts in your mouth and the shrimps and preserved eggs were delicious.
Mashed potato pastry stuffed with roast duck, pork and mushroom:
This was delicious and reminded me of taro croquettes, the filling was silky and the duck was rich.
If it was not so oily it would have been perfect.
Baked bun filled with BBQ pork:
This was really cute but the BBQ pork was slightly too sweet.
Pan fried taro cake:
There was too much preserved wax sausages in it.
Beancurd sheet roll:
This was quite nice but it had a lot of MSG in it.
Minced carp fish cake:
Rose champagne shrimp dumpling:
Tasted nice and you could taste a hint of rose.
Beef balls wrapped in beancurd sheet:
Usually the beef balls are served on the beancurd sheet but this one was wrapped inside the sheet which made it look visually nice.
The taste was good too.
Abalone, chicken and fish maw wrapped in beancurd sheet :
This was a piece of chicken, fish maw and abalone wrapped in beancurd and steamed.
Pork shaomai with liver:
The pieces of pork were big and chunky and the liver was hard, rubbery and bitter.
The liver was attached to the shaomai with a ginger stalk.
Mini steamed BBQ pork Chinese bun:
I really liked the steamed bun because of its size and the ratio of bun and BBQ pork was just right.
Shaomai with dried scallop:
It just tasted the same as the ordinary shaomai but with dried scallop.
Beef tripe:
The beef stomach was clean.
Spare ribs with black bean sauce:
The pork was nice and soft.
Steamed chicken, fish maw and shittake mushroom :
This was the same as the chicken and abalone wrapped in beancurd but without the beancurd.
Chicken feet in black bean sauce:
The chicken feet were soft and the sauce was rich.
This was really nice, there was no MSG and it had dried vegetables.
BBQ pork rice rolls:
This was quite nice and the BBQ pork was fatty.
Pan fried shrimp rice rolls:
The oil that was used was not that fresh, so there was some oily taste.
Beancurd pudding:
The beancurd pudding was served with a separate bowl of sugar which was good and the beancurd itself was quite silky and smooth.
Steamed custard layered cake:
The cake was layered with custard, sesame and shredded coconut which I found too sweet.
Egg tarts:
The egg tarts were perfect and the egg tart pastry was just right and not burnt.

Inconsistent sushi and wrong orders but tastes ok

Overall the sushi here was quite good but there were inconsistencies and the fried items could have been better.

They had a good choice for their fried items, but luckily I ordered the pumpkin and cheese croquette to start off with because the frying oil they used was not fresh, but if the oil was fresh I would have ordered the fried tofu with sakura shrimp and the salmon cutlet balls.
For the sushi I ordered the Hiroshima oyster but when it came it was different from the product pictures. However it tasted quite nice so I ordered it again and the second one was the same as the picture.
It appears that when the oyster is not intact they will use Warship style so that you cannot see the oyster is not intact. The second oyster I ordered was intact so they used the style as shown on the product picture.
Hiroshima oyster sushi:
Both would have tasted nice if they did not put the sweet sauce on it.
There was an inconsistency because the first oyster was not intact so they did it as a warship, the second was intact so they just did it like the one on the product shot.
As for the taste the first one had stronger oyster taste which was really nice so ordered a second one, but the second one did not taste so nice and it was sweeter because of the sauce.
Milk and prawn soup:
The prawn taste was extremely strong and it blended well with the milk that you can not taste the gameyness of the milk.
The texture of the soup was nice and milky.
In the soup there was pieces of Japanese mochi cubes.
Pumpkin and cheese croquette:
This looked similar to the Japanese fried new year cake but the mochi was replaced by pumpkin.
However the oil was not fresh and the colour of it was dark brown which deterred me from ordering the other fried items.
The cheese was gooey inside and oozed out.
Salmon and salmon roe mini don:
The dish was really cute and it came with a spoon to eat with convenience.
However the dish used in the product picture was made from bamboo so for hygiene purposes they used a plastic one to served the rice.
Too soft and the accompanying sauce was tasteless apart from the wasabi.
Abalone and wasabi warship:
When it came it was obviously not abalone, so told the staff and they gave us the correct one.
The REAL abalone and wasabi warship
Grilled pork neck with vinegrette sauce:
The pork was too dry
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