Tsim Tung Restaurant @ Pandan Indah, KL

On 4/14/2011 03:32:00 AM
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While Hong Kong style char chan teng (茶餐厅) and kopitiams have won the hearts of many young patrons, while I, personally not a fan of such sprawling trends. Not because I'm not young anymore, but more of paying a premium price for decent or most of the time, lousy foods. At least, not until I found out about Tsim Tung Restaurant, located at Pandan Indah and established since 2004 as part of the member of Restoran Oversea Group.

Like your typical cafes with simple designs and mediocre service by all the young workers that don't really care much. Surprisingly, instead of having young hippy crowd, the patrons seems to be mainly consist of adults and family people. I was here once many years back and didn't return ever since till I've heard that it has changed for the better. Let's see...

Water cress honey with lemon in a jug (RM 5.20), refreshing drink for the warm weather.

Original bubble milk tea (RM 4.50), rather disappointing. Too much ice and the pearls were like the frozen kind.

The only reason why I'm back at Tsim Tung is for the Japanese style pork rib with soup noodle (RM 9.80), or known as soft bone pork cartilage noodle (猪软骨面). Two pieces of long hours stewed till absolutely tender soft bone pork cartilage that are fully absorbed with flavors - it was divine biting into it!

You can tell it was cooked for long hours when the soft bone literally melts in your mouth like a gel form. Not to mention for the ladies, it is packed with collagen. The soup was clear yet tasteful and complemented well with the noodles and the flavorful pork pieces.

Japanese style pork rib rice (RM 9.20), equally nice with the extra gravy for the rice except for...it only came in one miserable piece?!? The noodles version has two of these though, better value for money!

Hot and spicy pork dices fried rice (RM 9.50), it was seductively kissed with wok hei that it was simply a dream to eat it.

Fish fillet with rice noodle in fresh tomato soup (RM 8.90), a refreshing combination of light flavors that ranges from sweet to tangy sourish, the soup was actually quite addictive.

Pork chop burger in Macau style (RM 6.50), it wasn't great overall but the fries were a different story.

Cheese baked pork chop with fried rice (RM 12.90), a typical HK-style cheese baked dish with lightly fried rice, fried pork chops, tomato-based sauce and cheese.

The portions were actually quite generous and big.

A bowl of fries, I know I know...weird isn't it. But this fries somehow reminded me of the fries I had in the Burger King from UK. Served piping hot and crispy golden brown with a buttery layer on the outside, not bad at all for cheap fries.

Hong Kong polo bun slabbed with kaya and a slice of frozen butter (RM 2), a little small and nothing fancy but at least it was served warm.

XO sauce seafood fried rice (RM 11.90), filled with wok hei and fresh succulent prawns. The "fried department" seems to be a safe choice apart from my favorite soft bone pork cartilage noodle.

Grilled pork chops with jumbo hot dog in red wine sauce (RM 19.80), not one of the best pork chop but hey, I'm not complaining for the price I've paid for and the huge portions enough for a ravenous tummy.

Verdict: By far, this is one the few cafe-like restaurant that I'm willing to return back, especially for the soft bone pork cartilage noodle! Overall, Tsim Tung has improved over the years in offering edible yet tasty HK-style food with a great value for money.

22-28, Jalan Pandan Indah 4/6,
Pandan Indah,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-4295 1896
Business Hours: Opens daily from 11am - 1am
Pork Free: No
GPS: 3.130360, 101.755403

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4 Response to 'Tsim Tung Restaurant @ Pandan Indah, KL'

  1. jfook Said,
    http://eatlah.blogspot.com/2011/04/tsim-tung-restaurant-pandan-indah-kl.html?showComment=1302741158376#c486194371125475192'> April 14, 2011 at 8:32 AM

    Nom nom nom hungry already..


  2. Taufulou Said,
    http://eatlah.blogspot.com/2011/04/tsim-tung-restaurant-pandan-indah-kl.html?showComment=1303117894635#c2120681741357396310'> April 18, 2011 at 5:11 PM

    quite a nice range and yummylooking dish they have ..


  3. russel Said,
    http://eatlah.blogspot.com/2011/04/tsim-tung-restaurant-pandan-indah-kl.html?showComment=1303214717543#c1159457999932614744'> April 19, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Standard HK cafe food but the soft bone pork cartilage noodle is a must! ;)


  4. hiromu yohji Said,
    http://eatlah.blogspot.com/2011/04/tsim-tung-restaurant-pandan-indah-kl.html?showComment=1466142942293#c4996273144762507204'> June 17, 2016 at 1:55 PM

    Worse experience ever. The food is disgusting and the service is just unbelievably rude. Great post there misleading me into wasting my time and money at Tsim Tung.


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