Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Dim Sum @ Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental KL

Arguably the most luxurious, elegant setting in Kuala Lumpur for dim sum is Lai Po Heen in Mandarin Oriental KL. Recently together with BabySumoKids, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a memorable leisurely dim sum lunch here as a family.

Exquisite, handmade dim sum is served here daily for lunch, and ordering is simple, via the order chit.  On the menu, you will find over 35 pork-free dim sum items to choose from, including steamed dim sum, steamed rice rolls, fried and baked dim sum, soup, congee, rice and noodles. If you're overwhelmed by the choices, one of the helpful waiting staff will be able to offer some recommendations to you. Though the restaurant was packed with diners, service was impeccable throughout.

BabySumoKids' favorite dim sum item is the siew mai, and Lai Po Heen's steamed siew mai topped with a whole crystal prawn (RM33 for 4 pcs) certainly impressed. Baby D loved it so much, that he easily ate a whole basket of four by himself. The siew mai was juicy and the prawns were amazingly fresh with a bouncy texture.

The same can be said for the prawns in the steamed prawn and water chestnut dumplings (RM23 for 4 pcs), expertly made with thin, translucent skin with a gold leaf on top for a luxurious touch.

Possibly the prettiest dim sum item on their menu, the steamed crystal dumplings with scallop, prawn and Chinese parsley (RM30 for 3 pcs) was both eye-catching and delicious, with a whole scallop at the base.

The staff recommended the Poached prawn and chicken dumplings in spicy peanut sauce (RM18 for 3 pcs), Deep fried prawn and lobster flower rolls (RM33 for 3 pcs) as well as the Black pepper Wagyu beef pastries (RM46 for 3 pcs) to us.

 Pretty like a flower :)

Lovely, crumbly pastry

Another must-try here is the unique mushroom buns with assorted mushroom (RM28 for 3 pcs). Shaped to look like a mushroom, you could almost be tricked into believing it's a real whole mushroom, when in fact it is a soft, fluffy bun with meaty, delicious mushroom filling.

Steamed fluffy buns filled with flavorful barbecue chicken filling (RM16 for 3 pcs)

Baby C always asks for rice rolls when we have dim sum, so we ordered the Steamed rice rolls filled with prawn and yellow chives (RM20). Nice and smooth :)

We enjoyed the two fried items, Pan Fried bean curd rolls filled with shrimp and cheese (RM29 for 3 pcs), and the Golden fried prawn and mango rolls with breadcrumbs and wasabi mayo dip (RM26 for 3 pcs).

Love the melting, oozy Cheddar cheese within

Sweet and savoury, what a treat

We also tried the Congee with shredded chicken and mushroom (RM13) which was thick and smooth, as well as the Hong Kong style braised e-fu noodles with crabmeat, yellow chive, bean sprout and straw mushrooms (RM63), a portion large enough to feed 4-5 pax.

What a lovely (early birthday) surprise - "Happy Birthday" was written over our panna cotta dessert. (RM28) :) This classic Italian dessert gets as Asian touch, with the use of black sesame , served with an apricot sorbet, cherry jelly and caramel. Thank you so much, I'm so touched by this gesture! :)

Black sesame panna cotta

The kids enjoyed the Steamed golden lava buns filled with custard and egg yolk (RM26 for 3 pcs). No chance of tasting it, as Baby D had two while Baby C took the other. :P We also had the oven baked egg tarts (RM20 for 3 pcs), love the crispy shells and fragrant, smooth filling.

We also had the refreshing Chilled mango puree with palm seed, pomelo drops, and vanilla bean ice cream (RM20) and the Mango pudding with chocolate twirl (RM20). Both desserts were excellent, definitely a lovely end to our dim sum feast.

Thank you to Jesslynn from MO for hosting us :)

Dim sum is available daily at Lai Po Heen, Mon-Fri 12.00pm - 2.30pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am - 2.30pm. You can view the dim sum menu here.

For dining reservations and more information, please contact 03-2179 8885 or email mokul-lpoheen@mohg.com


Opening times: 12pm to 2.30pm for lunch (Mon-Fri), 10.30am-2.30pm (Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays), 7pm to 10.30 for dinner (Mon-Sun).

Location: Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: 03-2179 8885

Website: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/kualalumpur/

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1 comment:

  1. Sobsssss!!!! I guess we will not be having dim sum for a long while, my girl found out she's allergic to gluten. I wonder if wheat flour is used in the making of the translucent har kao skin or do they use rice flour like in what they call "lizard's belly" (chai kueh)?


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