December 3, 2008

Dim SUM! .. I LOVE!!!

You know what's funny?
Dim Sum reminds me of Australia. Of Sydney! Strange?
Well, I suppose because I spent most of my Sunday mornings every week at my favourite Chinese restaurants having brunch with my housemates and friends. It was sorta like a weekly routine we tried to keep. It was nice. We would occasionally be joined by different friends who would want to catch up too. It was expensive. *blush* Our guilty weekend pleasure if you must.

Was it the best dim sum I've ever had? No..Haha the good stuff is in Hong Kong! no doubt..Hands down the tastiest yum cha session I've ever had.
Well; let me add that what I speak about is 'classic' dim sum originating from the Chinese region. This includes most steamed items, porridge, dumplings, egg tarts and such.But when it comes to delicious deep fried goodies, savoury glutinous rice dishes and barbeque pork buns... AHHhhh nothing beats Dim Sum in Ipoh. My hometown of course! Where some of the greatest chefs keep a low profile. *grin*
Us Chinese here in Malaysia have slightly included our personal touches to the original "Dim sum" our ancestors brought from China. Of course the classics stay...but to those; we've added interesting twists to suit our local flavours and likes.Dim sum in Ipoh reminds me of Grandpa and Grandma. The freshly baked and steamed delicacies are ready by 5 in the morning. Before they came to usher sis and I to school; they always made time to fetch us a couple of our favourite items along the way. I'm surprised I remember how those breakfast's tasted considering how I had them at 6 in the morning with my head resting on the counter top asleep. Haha ... a good barbeque pork bun always seemed to cheer me up on my lazy mornings in highschool.
I remember prodding through the centers, making a teeny crevice just to watch the steam burst out from the center! The fluffy white bun was always warm, soft and comforting... melts in your mouth like delicate cotton floss. TAsty...~ You can tell; char siew pau's are my favourite. There really is none I find comparable to those from my childhood. It's something about the filling! it's never too sweet, never red in colour or suspicious and always filled perfectly for a good pau to filling ratio.I want one now!!
Must return to Ipoh this weekend after my deliveries. hehe... must return and get Dim SUM!
I've been so busy lately with Christmas scrambles and work that I've not seen grandpa in almost 3 weeks!
I'm bringing my work back to Ipoh this week. ...Or I might decide to leave my work; have a weekend off and torture myself on Monday when I get back! Hehe; either way... it sounds like a plan.
I'm going to be eating THIS!!!..*drool*.... when I get people telling me that Penang has Malaysia's best Char Koay Teow; I politely disagree and tell them about Ipoh's little secret... we call him the "King of fried noodles". Hehe I must blog about him one day... hmm.. this weekend?!

21 comments:

~(( ilovepearly ))~ said...

Now that you mention it, it does remind me of that place too but the parade...lol
I love dim sum too!
Those are great looking dim sum you got there...hehehe

Kiran said...

I love Dim Su! I love Kuey Teow! *drools*! Sigh! I miss Malaysia, my family and food! It is a food haven over there and I can't wait for my trip in Feb09! Su, we should meet up :) I want to sample your delectable creations :D

girl who cant cook said...

So realistic that it makes me crave dim sum! *LOL*

Su said...

Would love to hear about your "King of fried noodles"! I'm flying back to Ipoh today and it'd be great to try it out :).

Anonymous said...

Dear Su,

I'm a regular visitor of your blog and I must say this... You're an amazing and talented baker! Pictures of your creations often kept me drooling for more. Hence, the frequent visit to your blog...hehehe...but this Dim Sum Cupcake post really made me felt that it was actually the real dim sum instead.. lols! Keep up the good work ya. =)

Jmy9638

雨记 said...

That moneybag one make me so so so nostalgic for my primary school days. Damn the people who took that menu out from Singapore's Old Chang Kee!

Seeing your DimSum cakes made me hungry! Fantastic job!!!

Selba said...

Wow!!! Your dim sum looks so amazing... same as those sushi that you made to put on the cake.. uhmm... was it last year?

★ SaVaGe GaL ★ said...

Look at those dim sum cupcakes .. Its really make me feel so hungry at the moment .. *Drooling* !!

I really love all the creative works by you !!

FFichiban said...

OOohh yummm and cuttteee! Did you also make the cupcakes dim sum in flavour ;)?

shian said...

i miz having dim sum wif u su-yin!!
i'm so deprived of dim sum here in glasgow *SOB*

su ann said...

oh my god su yin...you're a goddess at doing this.. i love your creativity and i find that your work is very very unique.each piece you make makes me in awe...thank you for sharing those pics..look forward for more eye-candies...hehe..take care!

Kelly said...

I LOVE THE LOGO AND THE TAG! very cool and gorgeous:) congrats on the business launch too!

health insurance said...

by only looking at your photo of Dim Sum makes me wanna grab one and bite it.

micheLLe said...

OMG suyin, you are just BRILLIANT!!!!!!

chocolatesuze said...

hee so so cute! i love the bun! freaking awesome dude!

silverrock said...

Those are the most adorable cupcakes ever made!!! I love dim-sum too, you capture the essence of the meal so perfectly with your miniature versions :P Great job!!

Anonymous said...

I love your work, regularly I visit your blog to look the amazing things you do :D
Dalia

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

Hi guys! sorry for the late response! im so happy everyone had a chnace to reminiscent aabout good dim sum and Malaysian food. too fun!


The king of kuey teow is across the st from the famous "mirror house" hawker in old town. It's a corner shop. The guy wears a white get up' white shirt, white cap, white apron... and let your nose lead the way! haha

ffichiban: haha no!! they were just for 'show' :P not to taste savoury! my cupcakes are deliciously sweet treats!

kelly: thank you :)

Foxglove said...

i have to agree with you on penang's char koay teow. i'm frm penang by the way. though im not a big char koay teow fan, all the char koay teow ive tried pretty much tasted the same..sometimes i think there's somethin not right with my taste buds!

and those dim sum you made look lovely!

chumpman said...

I'm just lucky to grab nice dim sum here around in HK. Your dim sum cupcakes are really tempting, just too nice to be eaten. The more I read your blog, the more I love your work. Cheers !

Jessica@Foodmayhem said...

Wow, these are amazing! Did you make them with fondant?