Min Star Restaurant is 1 of those hidden gem that serve authentic, unique selection of Dim Sum variations. A little introduction on Dim Sum to those who are not familiar with it.
Explanation from Wikipedia:
Dim Sum is a style of Chinese cuisine (particularly Cantonese but also other varieties) prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum dishes are usually served with tea, and together form a full tea brunch. Dim sum traditionally are served as fully cooked, ready-to-serve dishes. In Cantonese teahouses, carts with dim sum will be served around the restaurant for diners to order from without leaving their seats.
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Dim Sum is considered to be a norm for Chinese people, especially to those who reside in Hong Kong where it originated from. That being said, the price for Dim Sum is no longer considered cheap these days. Nevertheless, it’s worth to try it once in your life, they said it’s almost like the Chinese Sushi style.
Min Star Restaurant is located in the proximity of Cheras, nearby Pandan Mewah where Hospital Ampang is located at. More accurately, Min Star Restaurant is located within Taman Muda. This area caters to mostly locals, where there are many housing areas nearby, especially from Pandan Indah. It’s right behind the stretch of KFC and located at the corner lot, you won’t miss it.
It looks worn out from the outer view, however, this is how most of the Chinese restaurants looks like in Malaysia. Packed with people during lunch hours as well as the golden weekend, you would want to come to this restaurant early in the morning, perhaps by 9 or 10 in the morning.
Upon entrance, they have set up a counter upfront and display various selections of available Dim Sum. You can get a place and place your order upfront if you want it fast, otherwise, the staff will give you a menu and you may order from them, of course, given the traffic by then, it would just be better to order upfront.
Here is where they serves various unique Dim Sum, some are even made in-house, hence not available anywhere else.
Fried Dumpling in Sui Kow skin, with prawns-flling, delicous!
Pan-Fried Yam Cake
Famous Hong Kong-styled Chee Cheong Fun (Steamed Rice Noodle) with prawns
A common sight; Siu Mai with Pork-filling
House special! Dumpling with pork-filling, drenched with vinegar and ginger sauce-based, this is awesome!
Since Min Star Restaurant is a local-owned, it’s highly unlikely they have any social media presence, but here is there address and contact number:
No. 50, Jalan Bunga Tanjung 9c,
Taman Putra, 68000 Ampang,
Contact Number: +60 3-4296 0813