gloomy Thursday, August 2014
whenever we feel like having dim sum ala tai tai style, we always go to Long Feng, an awards-winning HALAL Chinese Restaurant in Ramada Hotel. before you scoffing at me “richass, show off”, the price is actually really, really, really reasonable at RM 38++ per head for a la carte buffet.
there’s plenty of good dim sum in town, but a good halal one, that’s a rarity.
Long Feng is located at first floor of Ramada Hotel which specializes in HALAL Szechuan and Cantonese cusine. the whole room the room is tastefully decorated with oriental elements.
we were welcomed by array of mooncakes at the waiting hall. Long Feng culinary team has created 16 varieties of mooncakes for Mid Autumn Festival.
for enquiries and reservations, call Long Feng at 06-284 8888 ext 8523/8524.
both sides of wall at waiting hall is embellished with huge carved Long (dragon) & Feng (phoenix). this is the Feng and where’s the long, ooopps i forgot to snap :/
the best beverage to complement dim sum is Chinese tea which eliminates the greasiness. we brought our own tea leaf – a family habit.
we were served a total of 24 varieties of dim sum inclusive of congee, steamed dim sum, fried ones and dessert. it’d be quite lengthy if i were to comment each dish.
overall, i really do likey the dim sum here as they don’t incorporate (nasty) cilantro into the dim sum filling! since Long Feng is a halal restaurant, pork is replaced with chicken and shrimp which tasted even better. ingredients are fresh and each morsel is plump and toothsome! they certainly maintained the taste and quality throughout all this years.
don’t feel shy to request for second (or third or forth) serving of your favourites provided that you can finish them. some of our most-liked are Prawn Dumpling, Chicken Feet in Black Pepper Sauce, Fish Ball with Minced Garlic, Glutinous Rice with Pacific Clam, Shrimp with Fish Roe Dumpling, Dried Scallop Shrimp Dumpling, Crispy Durian Rolls and Radish Cake with Dried Shrimp!
i was stuffed to the brink by the end of the meal! *buuuuuurps*
you see, i am the youngest diner among us, and the aunties were all like “you can eat more, you’re still young and so slim” FML i ended up skipping lunchy and tea break.
if you likey dine in peace, i’d suggest you to go on weekdays where the wait staff will serve you like you’re the highness. service is impeccable however it can get a lil’ slow when the noon crowd comes in during lunchy hour. while on Sunday, the dim sum spread will be displayed on communal tables where you have to retrieve them yourself. i have tried both and i’d say it depends on occasion. if i’m going with my family, i’d prefer the latter cos the more the merrier whereas if it’s a date with girlfriends, or meeting with business partner or simply you love serenity, go on weekdays!
if buffet is not your thang, they do serve a la carte too! i have attached the menu and pricing for your convenience.
1st Floor of Ramada Hotel