If you are in the Bangsar neighbourhood and looking for a quiet spot to enjoy some pork-free dim sum, the Oriental Chinese Cuisine Restaurant is a good venue. Located on Level 1 of the Pullman Hotel Kuala Lumpur in Bangsar, this spacious restaurant spots some classic oriental furniture in the form of intricately-carved wooden chairs and ornately-patterned carpet. With plenty of natural light flooding in from the floor-to-ceiling glass windows all around, the dining environment is pleasant and comfortable.
Pork-free dim sum is served daily from 12.00pm to 3.00pm. The special dim sum menu lists a good variety, from steamed, deep-fried, oven-baked items to noodles, rice and desserts.
We tried several items from most of the categories, starting with the steamed dumplings. Besides the regular “siew mai”, the restaurant offers a few fancy variations like…
Caviar Lobster Dumplings
Foie Gras Siew Mai
Black Truffles Shrimp Dumplings
Tobikko Lobster Siew Mai
Don’t miss out their Shanghai Dumplings – “Xiao Loong Bau”… the wobbly plump dumplings pack a good amount of piping hot tasty broth within the thin skin!
Xiao Loong Bau
Crispily-fried dim sum are always tempting and we couldn’t resist these…
Crispy Taro Puffs
Crispy Beancurd Prawn Rolls
Crispy Seafood Rolls with Cheese
Crispy Lobster Dumplings
The Wok-fried Radish Cake with Seafood could have been better, taste-wise as it was rather bland.
We loved the Preserved Vegetables with Roasted Duck Buns. Within these petite buns were some delightful filling of minced roast duck and “mui choy” – something we don’t find in other dim sum places.
Preserved Vegetables & Roast Duck Buns
Honey BBQ Chicken Buns
Green Tea Buns with Salted Eggyolk Custard Cream
Steamed rice rolls are always a must for us and we enjoyed the Cheong Fun with crispy “yu zha gui” rolled inside.
Cheong Fun with Yu Zha Gui
Cheong Fun with Fresh Prawns
There’s a pretty long list of desserts in the menu. Their signature Durian Pancake is a must-try for durian lovers. For me, I enjoyed all their chilled jellies – so refreshing!
Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Osmanthus
Service is attentive and the dim sum items are only cooked upon order so you get your food piping hot.
ORIENTAL CUISINE RESTAURANT
Pullman Hotel Kuala Lumpur Bangsar
No. 1 Jalan Pantai Jaya, Tower 3
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +6 (03) 2298-1888
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