Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tim Sum @ Restoran Gim Cheng 锦成茶楼 in Taman Daya, Johor Bahru

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Gim Cheng 锦成茶楼 is a favourite dim sum joint among locals in Taman Daya, Johor Bahru and has a following also from Singapore.

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Gim Cheng offers a wide range of fresh traditional tim sum served hot in push carts or on trays.

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Like many family owned and run restaurants, the boss is personally on hand to ensure the quality of the food and service.

So it is not surprising that even though we were rather random in our pick of dim sum, they all turned out to be delicious.

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I especially liked the custard egg tarts. The fragrant pudding is smooth and creamy while the crust is fluffy, crispy and flaky.

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I love the ambiance of this place. Parking is easy. The dining area is bright, airy and cool under the shade of large trees. The clientele is convivial. Very relaxing and cosy. The service is efficient, responsive and friendly. A perfect place for a tasty and sumptuous traditional Chinese breakfast and tea without burning a hole in the pocket. By the way, all that delicious food and drinks set us back by a reasonable RM55.70 (SGD23).

->> A local JB folk favourite. Cosy, simple place for nice, freshly made kopitiam style dim sum at affordable prices.


Restaurant name: Restoran Gim Cheng 锦成茶楼
Address: 2 Jalan Sagu 36, Taman Daya
GPS: 1.549307,103.76485 / 1°32'57.5"N 103°45'53.5"E
Hours:
Non Halal

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Date visited: 21 Feb 2012

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21 comments:

  1. Those egg tarts looks delicious - this place will be on my list when I eventually get to JB!

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    1. Let me know when you are down in JB ;D

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  2. This is my usual joint...after coming here for so many years...know the boss well...the chef is the son, which the boss sent to Ipoh Foshan for training right after the son finish Form 5..the son apprentice there for 7 years

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    1. Thank you Ju Ai Aikido for the information. Bringing the flavours of Ipoh to us here in JB ;D

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  3. Yup this place serves a variety of tim sum.Better than most places.There is another place called Da(Ta)Si Xi at Sentosa.Their tim sum is not bad.I like their 'lo mai kai'.Speaking of which,I think I'll drop by this place tomorrow for brekkie.My day off anyways.

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  4. So I tracked this place down and had the dim sum! What a lovely spot and really enjoyed it! Well done again JK!

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  5. Thk u for the recommendation! Its really good. I didnt get a chance to try the egg tarts today. Looking forward to my next trip there!

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  6. I prefer Yit Foong City dim sum restaurant,
    after having breakfast there and try dim sum at here,
    i feel Yit Foong City dim sum is the best ever.

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  7. Do they sell 'liu sha bao' at Gim Cheng?

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  8. I just wonder is the business still on seen this comment posted on last yrs ?

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    1. Yes, is still existing. Have just been there last Sunday (24 Nov 2013). But there are no more push cart as shown in the pix.

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  9. No Liu Sha Bao. For those who is not driving, you can take bus 10B at JB sentral.

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  10. Hi do you know what days they are open for business? Do they close on public holidays? Thanks.

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  11. I just went there for breakfast recently, enjoy the reasonably cheap and nice tim sum. They open on holiday as well, but note that shop closed on every Wed.

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  12. Hope the recommendation is good! Will try out tomorrow! Thanks!

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  13. How do they calculate? Quite ex..

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  14. Is quite ex if they calculate..frm my bill

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  15. plan to go try this Sunday but never been jb. How to go from Singapore? Mrt to Woodland or Tuas? where to take bus 10B?

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