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“What's with the hype?” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum

Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum
36 Jalan Leong Sin Nam | 30300 Ipoh, Malaysia, Ipoh, Malaysia
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Ranked #23 of 252 Restaurants in Ipoh
Cuisines: Chinese
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Singapore, Singapore
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“What's with the hype?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

My mother brought us to this restaurant on our first day here, saying that this was one of the highly recommended dim sum places in Ipoh. I was horrified. The staff were super friendly & worked pretty fast too. Turnover rate was crazily high. Food was too expensive for its quality.

Servings were really small, but it's good if you have the habit of ordering multiple items & sharing. You see servers everywhere, carrying food items. So the waiting time for your food is virtually nonexistent.

I hated their egg tarts. In Hong Kong, I could eat 10-12 similarly sized egg tarts at one go, but I had to force the 2 that I ordered here. The egg custard was acceptable, but the skin was undercooked inside & so very, very thick.

I counted more strips of ginger than bits of century egg in the porridge. I ordered Century Egg Porridge!

Chee Cheong Fun was filled partially with air. The accompanying sauce was incredibly salty. Ugh.

If you're not one who can tolerate savory foods in the morning, skip the fried stuff. They're too oily, enough to make me gag.

I'd really advise against putting this restaurant on your 'Must Visit' list.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Bite sized portion delights”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The dim sum is bite sized and delicious. The taste and texture of the prawn dumplings and other steamed delights are incredibly good. The size of the portion might be smaller than other establishments but the taste is good.

Visited December 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Best food best service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I come here for my lunch ard 12.30pm, but this the time they restaurant going to rest, and most of the famous dim sum was sold out, so better come earlier. :) Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum is one of the best TimSum I have been tried. Fresh n really yummy. MUST TRY!! Their waitress all are superd friendly n politely. Definitely will visit again n again.

Visited October 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Ordinary”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I am sure that most of the people went to its opposite dim sum restaurant which is looks bigger and nicer. But we decided to have a try at this restaurant this time.

Reached the restaurant at 6.50am. Still able to get a table easily. The staff there were friendly and worked fast.

Quality of the dim sum were ordinary. The sizes/portions are smaller if compare with other dim sum restaurant but the prices are not much different. Personally, I think that is not worthy.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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kuala lumpur
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“modest shop outlook & decor but good quality food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

it was one of the big three dim sum outlet in old town Ipoh. they have the oldest restaurant décor if compare with the other two but its compensate with better taste and quality compare to their rival just opposite of their restaurant.
As it was smaller so you will find table at a premium during peak hour. you have to come early to avoid disappointment. please avoid this shop during public holiday as it was always full.
as some reviewer say it was ordinary dim sum and they don't have modern or fancy type of dim sum. if you like traditional type dim sum this is the place. the portion are smaller compare to other outlet found in kl.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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