Sunday, 15 January 2012

Johor Tim Sum @ Restoran Gui Yuan 桂苑 in Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru

Gui Yuan is a popular coffee shop in Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru well known for its good and reasonably priced tim sum. Business is brisk at Gui Yuan and there are constant waves of customers flowing through, especially on weekends.


Gui Yuan’s main draw is its freshly steam cooked tim sum at highly affordable prices. At Gui Yuan, the tim sum are made using fresh ingredients and is steam cooked only when an order is received. The food tastes better than in those places that merely uses steam to reheat pre-cooked tim sum.

I love the atmosphere here. The many families with young and old bonding over their traditional breakfast, gives the place a feeling of warmth and peace despite the din from the crowd and passing traffic.

Even though the tim sum is freshly steam cooked, waiting time is only about 15 minutes, even during peak hours. The shop has many steaming stations operating at the same time and many enthusiastic school boys working the tables on weekends.

Chili pepper with plump fresh fish filling. One of my favourites.

Steamed pork ribs seasoned with fermented black bean paste. Fresh and tasty.

Brinjal (eggplant) with fresh fish fillings.

Steamed deep fried chicken feet. The chicken feet are well marinated, deep fried, braised and then steamed. The skin is soft, and the tendons and cartilage are tender yet crunchy. A hot seller.

Steamed shrimp dumpling (har gaw). The shrimp is not ocean fresh but still good.

Siew Mai made of minced shrimps and pork, and topped with a dab of crab roe.

Each basket of tim sum costs RM3 to RM3.30.

Gui Yuan is an excellent tim sum shop where we can enjoy traditional Cantonese styled breakfast to our heart’s content, without burning a hole in our pocket.

I will be back to try out the other items on offer, and to soak in the cheery atmosphere.

Restaurant name: Restoran Gui Yuan
Address: 27, Jalan Dedap 8, Taman Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru
GPS: 1.540073,103.805196
Hours: and (closed on Mondays)
Non Halal

Date visited: 15 Jan 2012


  1. yes we (group of 6) just visitedon 30-6-12
    gui Yuan Tim sum Very Good

    thank you for your recommendation

  2. Hrs: 6-12pm
    Close on monday night and Tuesday morning

  3. Should've try their lo mai kai 糯米鸡! best!! And their char siew bao & dai baoo

  4. the dimsum there quite okay, but the staffs attitude are bad......

  5. A lot of young boys working here hahahahaha


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