Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New dim sum menu @ Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial KL

Last week during the school holidays, we took the kids to Sheraton Imperial KL for a weekend getaway. We bumped into Celestial Court's restaurant manager, Ray while we were dining in Essence and he mentioned that they were introducing a new dim sum menu the following day (4 June 2012). 

Talk about good timing. I have made plans to bring them for dim sum here after we checked out, so it was a good opportunity for us to try their new offerings. You can read about our previous visit here

They have made additions to the old menu, maintaining some of the popular items. We tried 4 new dim sum items as well as some from the old menu. 

Brand new..

There's no escaping the scallop dumpling.. :P It is served with shrimp and topped with salmon roe (ikura). We loved it - plump, juicy prawns with a sizeable scallop and beautiful translucent skin tinted with spinach. Baby C liked the ikura so much that she took them off the top (off all 3) and placed them on her plate to enjoy slowly.


Scallop dumplings with shrimp and spinach topped with salmon roe (RM15) 


We also tried the Prawn and Banana rolls served with wasabi-mayo (RM16). This was off their deep fried items section. Again, juicy prawns nicely married with the banana (sweet-savoury). I did however find the wasabi to be overpowering - this is not a dish for kids as well, unless your kids are fond of wasabi.



The steamed crab meat dumplings with asparagus (RM13) was good, however a little ordinary compared to other dim sum items we have tried here.



The fluffy pastry with chilli crab meat (RM15) had flaky pastry with a spicy filling. I liked it, though I wouldn't have minded slightly more crabmeat filling :)



Old favourites...


Our kids loves the siew mai and charcoal bun here, they had this during their past 2 visits too.  The siew mai comes in a portion of 4, notice there's only 3 left in the photo - yeah, Baby D grabbed one as soon as it arrived at our table! After he finished his first one, he took another one - leaving mummy with ... none! He somehow got his hands on daddy's mini abalone too. :P Btw, now that I look back at my previous visit, the siew mai is topped with tobiko now instead of ikura.  Am delighted to see my kids happily eating their food.

Siew mai topped with mini braised abalone (RM13)


The charcoal soft bun with salted egg yolk and custard filling (RM12) is another huge hit with my family. Still good the third time around - a must order for us.




We ended our meal with my kids favorite dessert, the pandan paste sesame ball served with Teochew yam paste (RM11), affectionately known as "ball ball" to my kids. The ball-ball was also as delicious as we remembered it.



Baby D... all smiles :)

The current dim sum menu as well as full set of photos can be viewed in my Facebook album here.

Read about our previous visit to Celestial Court here. 

Pork-free.

Opening times: Monday - Saturday, 12.00 pm - 2.30 pm; Sunday and Public Holidays, 10.00 am - 2.30 pm, Dinner (daily) 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm.

Service: Good.

Price: Total bill was RM60.90 after 50% discount with the Starwood Privilege card.

Location: Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03 -2717 9988

GPS Coordinates: 3.158813, 101.700203

30 comments:

  1. Hello Yen! The charcoal soft buns have definitely captured my eyes, oh, would love to try this dim sum~

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    1. For a place serving pork-free dim sum, the food is exceptional. I really love it here.

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  2. Prawn and Banana rolls served with wasabi-mayo definitely something I would like to try!

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    1. It's nice! In fact I love most of their dim sum cos the prawns they use are so big!

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  3. this looks like really top-notch dim sum, but gosh, i didn't realize until now that the price is rather steep without the starwood card. after all the taxes and service charge are factored in, i think i could easily rack up a bill of RM150 per person on the dim sum here! i hope santa brings me a starwood card this christmas :D

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    1. Do you have the CIMB World card? You can get 50% off when dining in 2 too. I'm still thinking whether I should renew my Starwood card, but if I do, I may just pass the supplementary card to you. :D

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  4. Looks good...except the charcoal ones - I know it's good for health but I'm not too keen n the colour. LOL!!!

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    1. Actually charcoal bun doesnt taste like charcoal... just the colour.

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  5. Looks like Sheraton has beefed up their dining offerings. All the dim sum looks delicious, especially the banana with prawns. your son look so cute, wanna cubit him!!

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    1. No idea how their dinner etc is like.. but so far we love their dim sum very much!

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  6. I love me scallop dumplings.. especially those topped with salmon roe :)

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    1. Hehe nowadays I never get to see the roe off anything.. cos my daughter "chop" them all.

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    2. Haha...Baby C has great taste =)

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    1. You can try when you're home. I know you like the dim sum here.

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    1. Hehe! Where u go for your dim sum?

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  9. Since you wanted to be my mummy, can I be your son when you go have dim sum like this? I promise to leave you at least 1 siew mai. =D

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    1. Haha Adam, you're a funny boy. But that sounds like a good deal. You bring mummy to Dish, I bring sonny to Celestial Court :D

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  10. Although personally I'm a little skeptical about Pork free Dim Sum.... I'm in love with the charcoal custard buns!! Must get my paws on them! Prawn banana rolls look interesting too.

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    1. I dont really know what the fuss is with pork and pork-free dim sum... most of the time I dont even notice that there isn't any pork in the dim sum here at Celestial Court. The juicy prawns makes up for it all.

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    2. It's because I usually live the porky items such as spare ribs, siu mai and char siu cheong fun! Hehe. I'm sure other dishes makes up for it. :)

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    3. Hehe I also like spare ribs, usually I get those my neighbourhood dim sum shops :) But for cheong fun, I prefer prawn filling.

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  11. I haven't had dim sum for long long time, time to have some! :D

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    1. Hehe where u like to have your dim sum?

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  12. I m eyeing the scallop dumpling with shrimp and the steamed crab meat dumpling... yum!

    but the best of all, I adored the last pic of baby D!! So adorable and cool pose...*heart melts* XD

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    1. Hehehe he ask daddy for the sunglasses then put on himself and smile at me, asking me to take photo of him!

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  13. Hi i really love your flog! (food blog). I ate halal dim sum before (like papparich or kopitiam place sometimes got sell dim sum) but mostly it suck. My cousin once brought me to this dellllliiciouss halal dimsum place I cannot remember but it's at Melacca! haha well I live in KL dont think will go melacca just to eat dim sum right?

    since u have a few dim sum review in your flog so which restaurant would u recommend me to go for most delicious halal dim sum?

    many thanks!

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    1. If you are not on a tight budget, then I would definitely recommend Celestial Court for pork-free dim sum. It's very good.

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