When it comes to dimsum, Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum restaurant at Ipoh is gotta be one of my all time favorites. I always try to make it a point to stop by Ming Court whenever I drive between KL and Penang in the mornings.

For evening commute, I sometimes head to Pun Chun for wantan mee and chicken biscuits instead.

dim sum at Ming Court, Ipoh
Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum restaurant

The restaurant is located at the heart of Ipoh city in an unsuspecting shop lot, opposite another dimsum behemoth that is Fu Shan. While some swore by Fu Shan, I personally had the experience of rather disappointing meal there, hence I stick to this old school outlet these days. (the reason why I don’t blog about Fu Shan).

Parking can be a bit challenging, but there’re private car parks nearby. Like Hong Kong, sharing table is pretty much obligated here due to the volume of customer.

glutinious rice, chicken feet, brinjal
glutinous rice with chicken, braised phoenix claws, stuffed eggplant

The glutinous rice with chicken, braised phoenix claws (chicken feet lah!), stuffed eggplants, and of course, the usual hargao (prawn dimsum) and siumai (pork dimsum) are must orders. The portions are slightly smaller than those found in KL, but packed a bigger punch in flavors.

The dimsum here always tasted super fresh and steamy hot too.

har gao, siu mai, sesame soup, chee cheong fun
har gao, siu mai, black sesame soup

One of the must-order signature dish at Ming Court is their black sesame soup. While the black colored soup might look a bit like diluted mud from the photo, the combination of it’s smell and taste really blew me away when I had this. It was  rich yet really smooth, there’s no “jelak” feeling afer consuming the whole bowl either.

fried dim dum, pork ribs
deep fried dimsum, chee cheong fun, pork ribs

Other than traditional steamed dimsum, there’s a wide variety of deep fried dishes too. I’ve tried their prawns with mayonnaise, wu kok, and quite a few other items completely foreign to me. They all tasted pretty awesome.

Their chee cheong fun and pork ribs were A-OK too.

Horng, KY, FA
Horng, KY, FA, on trip to Penang Jan 2009

The dimsum here are priced between RM 2.00 to RM 2.80 with a couple items at RM 4.00. We usually spend slightly more than RM 10 per person for an awesomely satisfying brunch.

Gareth, Cheesie, KY, Kimberly
Gareth, Cheesie, KY, and Kim just before Porject Alpha shooting, Jan 2010

map to Ming Court Dim Sum at Ipoh

Address:
36 Jalan Leong Sin Nam
30300 Ipoh, Perak
GPS: 4.597068,101.086137
Tel: 05-255 7134

Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum, Ipoh
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34 thoughts on “Ming Court Hong Kong Tim Sum, Ipoh

  • May 21, 2010 at 1:03 am
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    Diluted mud tastes good. One of my faces. 😀

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  • May 21, 2010 at 1:05 am
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    Not too shabby! The dim sum looks good. The drive down to Ipoh doesn’t though. 🙂

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  • May 21, 2010 at 1:16 am
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    It is my favorite place for dim sum too! ^^

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  • May 21, 2010 at 1:54 am
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    Yah definitely one of the best dim sum joints in Malaysia. HB the speed you drive…Ipoh is near!

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  • May 21, 2010 at 8:32 am
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    Great to know that there’s an alternative for Fu Shan because the customer service is terrible. The bowl of mud looks really good!

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  • May 21, 2010 at 8:41 am
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    Diluted mud is yummeh! 🙂 🙂
    (Well, black sesame is anyway)

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  • May 21, 2010 at 9:16 am
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    Haze,
    Hahaha, I shall try 😛

    Huai Bin,
    It’s only less than 2 hours 😀

    Xiaopei,
    Great! 😀

    ShaolinTiger,
    Hahha true, for HB it’s like 45 mins :X

    kampungboycitygal,
    Great to know Ipoh gal agrees!

    JD,
    Yess, I didn’t like Fu Shan.

    J,
    Hahah true true

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  • May 21, 2010 at 10:39 am
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    hehe, so cute.. stuffing faces all. Stuff away! congrats on project alpha btw. u guys did great- i love watching it;)

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  • May 21, 2010 at 10:58 am
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    cheesie,
    i no cheat one ok!

    cumidanciki,
    haha thanks thanks my queen!

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  • May 21, 2010 at 11:12 am
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    the dim sum looks delicious…i bet the price is cheaper than KL rite…

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  • May 21, 2010 at 11:18 am
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    via,
    yahh prices are cheaper than KL, u’re right. 😀

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  • May 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm
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    wah! you feature my fav dim sum place in Ipoh. better than foh san actually!

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  • May 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm
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    Finally you blog about ipoh food! ahaha.
    I love their har gao so much.

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  • May 21, 2010 at 2:24 pm
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    eiling,
    I agree!

    Reader,
    Hahah yah I have a few Ipoh places to blog about. 😀

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  • May 21, 2010 at 9:52 pm
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    i visited this place before..
    never know it is a famous restaurant for dim sum..

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  • May 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm
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    Aiyo, I’ve been to Ipoh so many times, never eaten at this one before. Hrmm …

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  • May 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm
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    Niki Cheong,
    make it there the next trip 😀

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  • May 24, 2010 at 11:38 am
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    Totally the best place to have dim sum in Ipoh! Had it ever since I was young, right until now. No, I didn’t give in to the temptation of Foh Shan, no matter how big they grew. 😛 And Yes, the black sesame dessert is heavenly!

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  • May 26, 2010 at 11:42 am
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    i think the place is rather small and packed sometimes.. that’s why people rather go to spacious foh sun located opposite right? =/

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  • May 26, 2010 at 11:55 am
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    iamthewitch,
    awesome job! 😛

    kenwooi,
    but foh sun isn’t nearly as good!

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  • May 31, 2010 at 4:23 pm
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    I personally like Ming Court, more than the others combined. Hehe … okay, slightly exaggerated, but Foh San was actually rather good, and authentic when they were still at their old outlet on Jln Mustapha al Bakri, near salted chicken/Lou Wong there.

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  • May 31, 2010 at 4:34 pm
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    J2Kfm,
    I think I had it when they were at the old location and didn’t really like it, Foh San I mean.

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  • June 5, 2010 at 1:54 am
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    I have not been there for ages and same goes to Foh San Dim Sum as well.

    Have you try best white coffee in Restaurant Nam Heong ?

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  • June 5, 2010 at 10:00 pm
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    Ford_GT,
    time to make a visit ;D

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  • June 12, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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    What time does this place open?

    I am planning to try it out in Ipoh
    in the morning and hope to beat the crowd.

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  • June 14, 2010 at 9:11 am
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    shchoy,
    way early in the morning, and closes by around noon.

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  • August 25, 2010 at 10:10 am
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    hi ky… i have been to ming court numerous times and i was there again just this past weekend… apart from the loh mai kai still fab, har kao and siew mai fresh, the ham sui kok was a let down this time and the most popular black sesame soup was so watery and tasteless, it was so disappointing… granny says never to go back again.. then as we walk out from ming court heading to our car, i heard one aunty said to another ‘dont go to ming court, its isnt good, go to the one few doors away’ .. so i guess next time will try the new dim sum restaurant just next few doors away..

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    • August 25, 2010 at 10:15 am
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      connie: oOo interesting, but my few times eating there were good tho!

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  • September 3, 2011 at 9:34 am
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    One word “Disappinted”

    Dim Sum from Ming Court & Fu San has no standard & quality at all; getting worse compare to few years back. Maybe is too commercialise.
    Also don’t understand why so many people queue up?

    I have a bad impression on this Ming Court & will never go back to this shop again!!

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    • September 4, 2011 at 4:23 pm
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      Panda: I think ming court is still better than fu shan though, i guess our experiences differe

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