Har Gow, Siew Mai, Char Siu Bao -these are the mains representing every good dim sum restaurants! Yet beyond that, what makes a great dim sum restaurant is its variety of offerings, creativity and service offered to people with fine taste. From old-school joints, halal options to modern restaurants innovating something up their sleeves, here’s where you can find the best dim sum in the city.
8 Best Dim Sum Places In KL (2019 Guide)
#1 Hoong Foong Dim Sum
Blooming into fame among renowned dim sum eateries, Hoong Foong Dim Sum is recognized to offer a twist between classic dim sums and new fangled innovation offering treats for both young and old lovers. Bring in the whole clan for a weekend brunch and order big, not missing out on their flaky Yam Puffs comprising an appreciated yam-to-meat filling ratio, Salted Egg Mai, a version of Siew Mai filled with crumbly salted egg yolk bits utterly divine when it’s steaming hot or the Yam Lau Sar Bao (steamed bun with sweet yam custard filling) that’s just the fresh the way you like it to be. Are locals even locals if you ain’t pairing the feast with a glass of Kopi Peng Kow?
#2 China Treasures (Halal)
With a wide selection of 49 dim sums on the menu to be ordered, call dibs on this spot for a reunion or business meeting over lunch as they provide private rooms available for 4 to 40 person with not to mention delicacies helmed by a renowned Chinese Chef himself.
Envision endless refills (Buffet style menu) of their signature Mini Egg Tarts, Steamed Dried Scallop & Cilantro Dumplings with their Steamed Buttered & Salted Egg Yolk Bamboo Charcoal Bun an option not to be missed while you’re at it! Tips: Be sure to check out online vouchers for a good bargain off their original price.
Address: Sime Darby Convention Centre, 1A Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 11 AM to 2 PM, 6 PM to 10 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 03-2089 3788
#3 The Ming Room
Dishing out freshly produced dim sum for breakfast and deserving of the love it gets from Bangsar folks, this Cantonese Restaurant serves true devotees of dim sum at its finest every day. Skip the queue, make yourself a reservation and get right to it with their array of options ranging from Pan-Fried Radish Cake to Imperial Har Gao, wrapped in luminous skin and get your hand on the OG classic Cheong Fun with Prawns steeped in sweet soy sauce.
The Crystal Spinach Dumpling with plenty of spinach to supplement the prawn filling with leafy goodness is something sinful to not miss during a visit to this place. Its an affair you put your money for thus bookmark this spot when extravagance steps in.
Address: T109 & T111A, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 285, Jalan Maarof, Bangsar, 59000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: 10 AM to 3 PM, 6 PM to 11 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 03-2284 8822
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#4 Luk Yu Tea House (Pork-Free)
Reminiscing of a village in ancient China, step in Luk Yu Tea House and emerge in the depth of elegance representing the beauty of traditional tea house through embellished wooden chairs, bold red scrolls and latticed windows. Offering hearty dim sum alongside fine teas imported from Taiwan and China, have your fill of their Deep Fried Prawn and Mango rolls bursting with tanginess and succulence at one go with their Wok Fried Prawns Coated with Chicken Floss and Mayonnaise Dressing, going down as crowds favourites.
#5 Ful Lai Dim Sum
The best part of this joint is that it serves your dim sum cravings or drunk butt up till 2 AM and early goers as early as 6 AM. That is a true dedication and we are in awe. For a fueling option, the Lo Mai Kai or Steamed Glutinous Rice is a must order with the marinated Jellyfish and Baby Squid serving tastebuds looking for more than ordinary. Think you’re a Char Siew Bao fan? Can’t justify that without trying their signature! Given space in the tummy, end it on a sweet note with the Egg Tarts.
#6 Restoran Jin Xuan Hong Kong
Can’t go wrong with the OG dim sums here. It will be awfully unjust to not dig into the signature golden bun known as Lao Sa Bao as the gorgeous salted egg yolk custard spills at the slightest touch. Totally Instagram moment! Honour the feast with their Juicy Siew Mai followed by the delicious Steamed Mixed Rice Rolls steeped in sweet, briny soy sauce. With all of this chaos, rise up to the occasion with the killer Roast Pork Belly serenading your table and making you swoon head to toe with flavours bursting and pulling through!
#7 Dolly Dim Sum (Halal)
Located right where it all connects, Nu Sentral is sourcing out some serious dim sums, halal and better. Egg Custard Buns are done at perfection softly, fluffy and gooey so be nice and share it with your boo. Roasted BBQ Bun with scrumptious chicken char siew filling coming close to the real deal is another must-have while you’re here at Dolly Dim Sum. Siew Mai filled with tender chicken and prawns can be nothing but right!
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Address: NU Sentral Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur., LG.43, 201, Jalan Tun Sambanthan, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Hours:11 AM to 10 PM. Opens daily
Phone: 012-301 8161
#8 Restaurant Yan Yan A One
Opened for 24 hours featuring dim sum plates and ala carte dishes, available round-the-clock, and reasonably priced, start the evening right with Siu Mai, Braised Chicken Feet and Pumpkin Dumplings with a friend or two cuz to nothing like a fun evening without a company. Besides dim sum, we’d opt for their stir-fried lala, Stir-Fried Carrot Cake and Salad Prawn Roll as some of these dishes sets them apart from the usual joints! Oh, and the Chee Cheong Fun is so worth mentioning.