Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hong Kong Dim Sum @ Imperial Pot, Solaris Dutamas, KL

Hubby was hankering for some dim sum, so we decided to try out Imperial Pot in Solaris Dutamas, KL. We were here on a Sunday morning and the restaurant was packed with customers. 

As soon as we were seated, we were handed a menu featuring their signature dishes (with photos) as well as a dim sum order sheet. Imperial Pot serves Hong Kong style dim sum, with over 50 dim sum items as well as steamed rice and noodle dishes. 

Cute piggy buns - Baby C's choice!

We chose to have Premium Vintage Pu-Erh (RM10 per pot, refillable) with our dim sum. The first item on the menu that caught my eye was the Hong Kong style steamed rice roll (chee cheong fun) with crispy meat floss (RM7.80), which is also known as "cha leung". Deep fried cruellers (yau char kwai) are wrapped inside the steamed rice rolls - the last time I had this was probably in the UK, and it's hard to find this in KL. Glad that I could eat this again after so long and it was good!

From the deep fried selections, we tried the deep fried prawn dumpling with salad sauce (RM5.80). Juicy prawns were encased within the crispy batter - this was also very nice.

Baby C's must-have dim sum item is the siew mai (RM6.80) - the juicy pork dumpling here is topped with fish roe. We also had the pork ribs in plum sauce (RM6.80), a pretty generous portion and the meat was tender. Love the sauce too.

Pork ribs in plum sauce

Siew mai

Imperial Pot is popular for their tea pot soups, but we didn't try on this visit. For desserts, we had the puff pastry egg tart (RM6.80) - the pastry was flaky, and the filling tasted like it has been infused with pandan(?).  Decent egg tarts. As soon as Baby C saw the oinky custard bun (RM5.80), she immediately asked me to order a basket of this for her. She ended up eating the ears, tails and eyes, and only half a bun as the filling is corn custard and not the salted egg custard ones that she likes. I found it pretty good. They actually have the egg custard bun on the menu too, but Baby C picked the piggy one for the cuteness factor.

Egg tarts

Hello cute piggy!

Verdict: Dim sum here is good, and reasonably priced. Cosy dining environment. Would definitely return!


Opening time: 9.30am to 9.30pm daily.

Parking: RM2 flat rate on weekends.

Service: Good.

Price: Total bill RM58. 20% discount with CIMB mastercard.

Location: Imperial Pot, A1-UG1-03, Solaris Dutamas, No.1 Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. (walk towards Old Town Coffee, take the escalator down 1 floor, then walk all the way to the right).

Tel: 03-6412 6188

GPS Coordinates: 3.1711, 101.66583

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    1. Ya my daughter attracted to it as soon as she saw it!

  2. Oh those lil piggies are adorable! At first I thought you'd flown to HK for dim sum! :P

  3. Haha...I like the sentence 'Hubby was hankering for some dim sum'! =)

    1. I wonder what he will be hankering for this weekend... steak I hope! :P

  4. yay! this place is a real crowd-pleasing choice, and it's nice to hear that baby c liked the cute dim sum and that the rest of the family enjoyed the food too :D

    1. I was quite satisfied with the dim sum selection here - everything we tried was good and prices are very reasonable too.

  5. Oh my goodness I'd come just for the piggy dim sum! and the egg I miss egg tarts the asian way (we have them in UK but they are somewhat more foamy)

    1. That means only one thing.. make a trip back to Malaysia sometime next year!

  6. Nice, everything looks so good! Oooo...the pigs are so cute! I wouldn't have the heart to eat those.

    1. My daughter has a really cute way of eating them. She strips them off their tails, ears and eyes first, then she says it just looks like a regular bao. :P


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