5 Best Places For Dim Sum4 Apr 2017
Originating from Hong Kong, these dim sum experts are a hot favourite with locals and now have six branches throughout KL and PJ. They’re renowned for their flaky, melt-in-your-mouth egg custard tarts, but we also enthusiastically recommend the flavourful steamed spare ribs, steamed pork-and-prawn siu mai, baked roast pork (char siew) buns and fried beancurd and shrimp rolls. Other dishes worth trying that don’t come in the traditional threes include the chee cheong fun (steamed rice rolls), the chai tau kueh (fried turnip cake) with beansprouts and spring onion. Go on Saturdays for the freshest dim sum, but come early (before 8am) or be prepared to wait.
63G-65G, Jalan SS21/60,
Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 03-7729 8881
For authentic Hong Kong dim sum served in a modern ambience, head over to Xin Cuisine at Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur to whet your appetite. Aside from their variety of dumplings (steamed and fried), try their noodle dishes and chee cheong fun (rice rolls) too. A dim sum session wouldn’t be complete without the usual suspects of siu mai (dumplings with lean pork and prawn meat), char siu bao (steamed barbecue pork bun) and har gao (shrimp dumplings), so be sure you order these.
Concorde Hotel Kuala Lumpur
2 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2144 8750
If you’re looking to indulge in pork-free dim sum, Maju Palace offers a great variety that substitutes pork with chicken, all cooked to perfection in steamer baskets. We recommend their large bao, Yunnan-style siu mai and dumplings with chives and XO sauce. There is also the added bonus of a 20 per cent discount when you order dim sum during brunch.
Level 5, Maju Junction Mall,
1001, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
Tel: 03-2691 8822
Dim sum goes beyond the norm at Way Modern Chinois in Work@Clearwater. Come in a group of three and above on a weekend to enjoy their dim sum brunch buffet, where you’ll get to sample 10 different kinds of specialty dim sum. While the ‘skinless’ Shanghai soup dumpling (think transparent xiao long bao) is a conversation starter, our favourites are the crab roe dumplings, the crispy dumplings with wasabi mayo and the prawn dumplings with XO sauce for sheer flavour. While we doubt you’ll have room left for seconds, you can order as much as you like of your favourites if you do!
Jalan Changkat Semantan, Damansara Heights,
Tel: 03-2095 1118
You’d be totally spoilt for choice at China Treasures in Sime Darby Convention Centre with dozens of different types of dim sum to choose from at their dim sum buffet. The restaurant also tops our list for being one of the best dim sum outlets around with a halal certification. While there, make sure to leave room for their delicious mini egg tarts, steamed butter and salted egg yolk bamboo charcoal buns!
Sime Darby Convention Centre
1A, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1,
Tel: 03-2089 3788