Hunting for a great Dim Sum (non-halal) restaurant in a hotel is getting harder each day as many has turned to served halal dishes instead. One of the most recommended places to have Dim Sum is Lai Ching Yuen at Grand Millennium KL. Now, you can enjoy more than 30 different varieties of Dim Sum such as steamed, baked and deep friend all at an affordable price.
All You Can Eat Dim Sum
Child (12 years old and below) RM39 (**Kids below 2 years old, FOC)
For starters, we ordered a variety of steamed Dim Sum such as Steamed Turnips with Dried Shrimps, Steamed Siew Mai with Fish Roe, Steamed Homemade Fish Ball and many more.
The Steamed Prawn Dumpling certainly deserves a mention here for the prawns are fresh and sweet. Another hot favourite is Steamed Glutinous Rice with Lard Meat that’s moist and chewy laden with lard. There’s also the Steamed Sze Chuan Wanton with huge prawns wrapped in crystal clear skin and served with pipping spicy sze chuan sauce.
We also ordered the Steamed Chicken Fee With Black Pepper, Steamed spare ribs with yam and garlic, Seafood Dumpling with spinach and Steamed Bean Curd Roll with Oyster Sauce. All of it tasted mighty succulence and delicious.
Did I mentioned, we also try several of the roll buns available as well . Here we’ve got the Traditional Steam Cake, Steamed Custard Bun with Egg Yolk, Steamed Bun with Chinese Sausage and Steamed Barbecued Pork Bun. Hot favourite is definitely the custard bun with oozing creamy egg yolk.
Moving on it’s time to try the deep fried items, here we went a little crazy as well. Items that we’ve ordered include Deep Fried Bean Curd Roll With Shrimps, Pan Fried Pork Dumpling with Chives and Deep Fried Sesame Ball with Lotus Paste . I loved the bean curd roll with shrimps that’s extra crisp and crunchy, while the pork dumpling with chives is extremely addictive with its meaty juices dip into vinegar sauce.
We didn’t stop at that, we continued with the fragrant Wok Fried Turnip Cake, Pan Fried Buns with Vegetables and Pork and last but not least ended with the scrumptious Deep Fried Yam Puff.
No Dim Sum is complete without Steamed Rice Roll aka Cheong Fun and here its available in shrimp, barbecue pork or preserved vegetables and meat. Honestly, it’s my first time trying out Steamed Rice Rolls with Preserved Vegetables and Meat. Two words sums it up ‘Insanely Good’!
For porridge lovers, try either the century egg and lean pork or bonito fish and peanuts. The porridge is velvety and smooth. My vote goes to the porridge with bonito fish as the peanuts alleviate the saltiness level of the dish.
All good meal must always end with desserts and we ordered the Pan Friend Nian Gao and Chinese Pancake. Both are equally tasty and crispy. If you prefer, your dessert chilled or hot try Hot Barley with Gingko Nut, Hot and Sweetened Cream of Red Bena with Tangarine Peel, Chilled Sea Coconut, and Chilled Cream of Yam with Gingko Nut and Sago.
What’s the verdict? For such premium dim sum served in a hotel, this buffet is certainly well worth it. To avoid disappointment, it’s advisable to book in advance. Have an relaxing and enjoyable meal ahead.
Lai Ching Yuen
Grand Millenium Kuala Lumpur
160, Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100, Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603- 2117 4180
Mon- Fri: (Lunch) 12pm – 2.30pm / (Dinner) 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: (Lunch) 11.30am – 2.30pm / (Dinner) 6.30pm – 10.30pm