I’m so glad that Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert has opened an outlet here in 1-Utama. Working next to this mall, any new food establishment is a fresh breath of air to the sometimes-jaded dining scene here.
Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert originates from Singapore where it has firmly established itself with 17 branches in that island nation. Now that’s a pretty impressive record – after all, Singapore is Singapore where competition reigns in everything. Spotting a casual contemporary dining concept, this is Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert’s first foray out of Singapore.
The menu is pretty extensive, listing items that range from snacks to mains and dim sum to desserts. If you love Hong Kong food as much as I do, then you would really want to order everything on the menu! Will power and restrain must be in place when you dine here, so just stick to your favourites. My favourites add up to quite a long list, eventually.
Salmon Skin with Pork Floss
Fried Carrot Cake
We started off with the lighter bites – under the Dim Sum category. Munching on their ridiculously addictive crunchy Salmon Skin with Pork Floss (RM5.90), we waited for the dim sum. I wasn’t disappointed in their Siew Mai (RM5.90), Fried HK Carrot Cake (RM5.90) and HK Zha Jiang Cheong Fun at all. The 3 pieces of siew mai were fresh, decently sized like all good dumplings should be and the carrot cake has a fine soft texture, quite unlike the firmer version usually served in most restaurants. I must say I rather enjoyed this unusual version.
HK Zha Jiang Cheong Fun
The Zha Jiang Cheong Fun (RM6.90) is rather unique – certainly more common in Hong Kong than here. The texture of the rice roll is more refined and delicate so it’s a perfect base for the savoury Zha Jiang topping.
Char Siew Pau
Char Siew Snowy Buns
A dim sum meal for me is never complete without the requisite Char Siew Paus. HK Sheng Kee’s twin paus are priced at only RM4.90 (for 2 pieces) which I think is really good-value-for-money. The Char Siew Snowy Bun (RM6.90) is a Hong Kong speciality – a soft bun with a sweetish crusty top with fillings of char siew. It’s as good as the ones you get in Hong Kong, where every cha chan teng (cafe) or restaurant serves this.
Signature Wantan Noodles
The soup version of Wantan Noodles
Braised Beef & Tendon Hor Fun
The mains listed in the menu are between RM13.90 to RM16.90 for rice and noodles items. Their signature items are the Combination Wantan Noodles, Braised Beef & Tendon Hor Fun, Braised Pork Belly with Mui Choy Rice and the Oriental Chicken Sausage Rice with Mushrooms. The wantan noodles are of the typical Hong Kong style: stringy bouncy texture, served with decent char siew and huge prawn wantans. As for the Hor Fun, I prefer the smooth velvety gelatinuous tendons to the beef actually.
Braised Pork Belly with Mui Choy Rice
What turned out to be the star mains was the Braised Pork Belly with Mui Choy Rice. Wonderfully flavoursome, the mui choy (salted mustard leaves) and pork were really tender and each spoonful of this brought a sense of “comfort” as this is something often cooked at home.
Oriental Chicken Sausage Rice with Mushrooms
If you have a sweet tooth, the desserts and beverages here would be very appealing. The warm flowy custard filling in the Eggyolk Custard Pau (RM5.90) was irresistible. The Mango Pomelo Sago and Yin Yang Paste (black sesame & almond paste) are very typical Hong Kong desserts.
Eggyolk Custard Pau
Mango Pomelo Sago
Yin Yang Paste
For someone who always have just plain water with meals, I actually liked their Green Lime with Plum juice, Lychee Peppermint and Ice-blended Mango Passionfruit.
So it’s not surprising that I find myself quite often at this outlet grabbing a quick meal, especially when I get to indulge in my favourite Hong Kong style snacks.
Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert
Lot LG311B, Lower Ground Floor (New Wing)
1-Utama Shopping Centre
1 Lebuh Bandar Utama
47800 Petaling Jaya
Open 10am till 10pm daily