Restoran Clan 大家城点心茶楼 @ Sri Petaling

After lunch at Restoran Alison, Paul realised that I was in slippers and said, “This is a big event and we would be running around. I think it would be better if we got you a pair of flats.” So off we go to Carrefour to shop for shoes. I found a suitable design and bought 3 pairs 😉

ONE FC 12 – Warrior Spirit was held in Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil, Sri Petaling, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ONE FC events are highly anticipated in cities across Asia. I had missed the last one in Jakarta (free ticket – prior to Singapore) but I doubt I will go to the next event to be held in Manila, next month. Fight 6 where Chen Yun Ting vs Gianni Subba fought really gave me the creeps!

Chen Yun Ting knocked out by 20 year old Gianni Subba in Round 1. Ineluctable referee interruption was executed after Subba kept slamming Chen with fatal elbows.

Chen Yun Ting knocked out by 20 year old Gianni Subba in Round 1.
Ineluctable referee interruption was executed after Subba kept slamming Chen with fatal elbows.

After about 7 hours of running around in the stadium with an EF 70-200m f/2.8L IS II USM Lens weighing at 1.49 kg not including the weight of my camera, my arms ached like crazy! Event shoots are not for me. I had better stick to food as my main genre for photography hobby.

On the way back to the hotel, whilst in the car, I asked Paul why do people take pleasure in such bloody sports, I mean from ancient time, like the gladiators. Paul said this subject was too acroamatic to be our pre-dinner chat 😦 He turned to me and asked what I would like to eat instead.

Both of us were tired and I had not slept the night before (doing blog posting, lol…) so we ate somewhere near the hotel.

“Remember the signboard that said 鸡窝包?”
“Yes, it’s just ahead.”
“Let’s eat there.”

I was too grossed out to eat much so a bun would be perfect! Paul was simply too tired to eat. He wasn’t appalled by physical-contact sport at all. “There are techniques and rules for the game,” he had said earlier.

Anyway, we’ve arrived at Restoran Clan where I was more intrigued to find out what Chicken Nest Bun was. The Chinese word for Nest 窝 is the same spelling as the one used in Bird’s Nest. “Could there be bird’s nest in these buns?” I wondered quietly.

The street-shop dim sum in Malaysia do not have menu or maybe they have but I did not see. The few shops that I went to these few years actually bring out their fare to you. Those that needed steaming, you'll have to wait.

The street-shop dim sum in Malaysia do not have menu or maybe they have but I did not see.
The few shops that I went to these few years actually bring out their fare to you.
Those that needed steaming, you’ll have to wait.

Those that are baked or fried, you can pick it off the tray straight away and enjoy.

Those that are baked or fried, you can pick it off the tray straight away and enjoy.

We picked a few items from the ready-to-eat and waited for those that needed steaming.

We picked a few items from the ready-to-eat and waited for those that needed steaming.

Wu Kok or Yam Puffs. These yam floured dough are usually filled with diced Charsiu and Peas but this one doesn't have peas. The taste was good but not outstanding.

Wu Kok or Yam Puffs.
These yam floured dough are usually filled with diced Charsiu and Peas but this one doesn’t have peas.
The taste was good but not outstanding.

Fu Pei Prawns. Another item that we could start off while waiting for our hot items was this dish made of minced prawns and wrapped in Soybean Sheets, eaten with mayonnaise. Paul said the insides were cold. Not a good sign!

Fu Pei Prawns.
Another item that we could start off while waiting for our hot items was this dish made of minced prawns and wrapped in Soybean Sheets, eaten with mayonnaise.
Paul said the insides were cold. Not a good sign!

Indeed they were cold and a little rubbery in texture.

Indeed they were cold and a little rubbery in texture.

Our first hot dim sum item has arrived. Do you know what dish this is?

Our first hot dim sum item has arrived.
Do you know what dish this is?

糯米鸡 (Lor Mai Kai in Cantonese or Nuo Mi Ji in Mandarin). This is seasoned glutinous rice steamed with marinated boneless chicken and mushroom. One of my fav dim sum item. It was savoury and tasty. I liked it.

糯米鸡 (Lor Mai Kai in Cantonese or Nuo Mi Ji in Mandarin).
This is seasoned glutinous rice steamed with marinated boneless chicken and mushroom.
One of my fav dim sum item.
It was savoury and tasty. I liked it.

This was what we came for - 鸡窝包 Chicken Nest Bun at MYR5.

This was what we came for – 鸡窝包 Chicken Nest Bun at MYR5.

There's sliced onions, chunky chicken, mushrooms, salted egg yolk and glutinous rice. If I had known there's glutinous rice I would not have order Lor Mai Kai.

There’s sliced onions, chunky chicken, mushrooms, salted egg yolk and glutinous rice.
If I had known there’s glutinous rice I would not have order Lor Mai Kai.

I forgot what the server told me but I think it was 水晶包 or crystal dumplings.<br />The dough was slightly chewy and the prawn filling had bounce.<br />Not bad, I like them but Paul seemed uninterested. I had to persuade him to have one.

I forgot what the server told me but I think it was 水晶包 or crystal dumplings.
The dough was slightly chewy and the prawn filling had bounce.
Not bad, I like them but Paul seemed uninterested. I had to persuade him to have one.

Siu Mai 烧卖.<br />This I supposed is a must have item when eating dim sum.<br />Not steaming hot when the dish arrived.<br />By now, Paul was more interested in having a shower and a good night's sleep than food.

Siu Mai 烧卖.
This I supposed is a must have item when eating dim sum.
Not steaming hot when the dish arrived.
By now, Paul was more interested in having a shower and a good night’s sleep than food.

金沙包 or Golden Sand Bun. I had wonder if this was the same as Liu Sar Pau we have in Singapore. I had to order to find out.

金沙包 or Golden Sand Bun.
I had wonder if this was the same as Liu Sar Pau we have in Singapore.
I had to order to find out.

I was hoping for it to be oozing with salted egg yolk custard but it was the pastey type.

I was hoping for it to be oozing with salted egg yolk custard but it was the pastey type.

Our meal cost us MYR35 or thereabout, inclusive of 3 Luo Hon Guo drinks (罗汉果).<br />SGD1 = MYR2.53, so the meal was cheap.<br />I do not speak for the Malaysians living there when I say the meal was cheap but as Singaporeans, we would be paying the same amount in SGD for this meal.

Our meal cost us MYR35 or thereabout, inclusive of 3 Luo Hon Guo drinks (罗汉果).
SGD1 = MYR2.53, so the meal was cheap.
I do not speak for the Malaysians living there when I say the meal was cheap but as Singaporeans, we would be paying the same amount in SGD for this meal.

The 鸡窝包 Chicken Nest Bun was so so to me. I found it overly sweet. The fillings was generous. I liked the addition of onions in this creation. I like both the bun and the glutinous rice. The chicken was seasoned with oyster sauce and I would prefer if they tone down the sugar.

Tired but happy.<br />Can't wait to join my friends in Kukup tomorrow (16th Nov 2013)!

Tired but happy.
Can’t wait to join my friends in Kukup tomorrow (16th Nov 2013)!

It’s time to go back to the hotel for a not so hot shower (heater not working) and get me some sleep if possible. We have to wake up at 5am for breakfast and then Paul would send me to Kukup to meet with my photography kakis. I’m thinking of going back to Restoran Alison to eat the handmade Hakka Mee. Crossing my fingers the kopitiam would open that early.

Wish me luck 😀

Clan Dim Sum Restaurant 大家城点心茶楼 @ Sri Petaling 大城堡.

Clan Dim Sum Restaurant 大家城点心茶楼 @ Sri Petaling 大城堡.

Restoran Clan 大家城点心茶楼 @ Sri Petaling
140, Jalan Radin Anum 1,
Taman Sri Petaling,
Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia.

Tel: 019-3825 455

Operating hours: 8pm -2am

Happy discovering 🙂

P.S. I thought my appetite would have dwindled after the event but apparently not. However, the meal was not satisfying. Perhaps we were tired… Perhaps at the back of my mind, I was still sick with the bloody sight.

Click here to see what I meant by “I had wonder if this was the same as Liu Sar Pau we have in Singapore.”

Comments
19 Responses to “Restoran Clan 大家城点心茶楼 @ Sri Petaling”
  1. cate b says:

    but the pics are awesome! – not the bloody one….

  2. BG says:

    Hi Sam,

    The price is good, but the tim sum looks a bit “rough”. Nowadays, do you find that the food in SG has improved a lot? Putting price aside, SG seems to have better tim sum and prawn noodle than Malaysia. In Aljunied (Geylang East Central) hawker centre, there is a store that sell a good Penang Char Kway Teow and Prawn Noodle. It is better that a lot of hawkers in Penang itself.

    Regarding discount at Marriot Cafe, I am using Palate Card which comes free with AMEX. Nowadays AMEX card is bundled with Palate Card and FAR card . Here are the websites, (http://palate.sg/) and (http://www.thefarcard.com/) for your reference.

    • Sam Han says:

      Oh thanks BG for the references 😀
      I do hope so that food in Sg has improved a lot due to quality and not just msg. I do agree that our dim sum is finer and more delicate in looks and taste. As for Penang CKT and Prawn Noodles soup, i haven’t eaten in Penang before although I ve been there a few times. Yes, can you believe I did not try any of their street food?

  3. Kevin says:

    70-200? That’s some heavy gear. have you got the whole set of 3L lenses? Acroamtic? I had to look up the word and still don’t know what it means.

  4. Lignum Draco says:

    First rule: Don’t talk about fight club – and you just broke that rule. 🙂

    Second rule: Never underestimate how much you can eat, even when you’re not hungry – and I just broke that rule. 🙂

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