A lil bit of Dim Sum at Lai Po Heen

It was a big celebration for the family especially for my mum and we decided to go to the elegant Chinese restaurant in Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Kuala Lumpur) called Lai Po Heen. She chose the restaurant this time since the occasion was about her and it was also a farewell lunch for my sis who will be going back to Aussie after her 3 months break in Malaysia.It’s best to call for reservations as their dim sum is quite popular especially during the weekend and it’s served between 12pm – 2:30pm (Lunch), 11am – 3pm (Monday-Saturday Lunch), 7pm – 10:30pm (Saturday & Public Holidays Dinner). There is also a dress code which is smart casual and if you’re not sure of what you want to have for lunch, you can always download their menu from their website┬áhere.

We had a nice seat by the window overlooking the KLCC park with lush greenery fountain splashes and surrounded by sophisticated patrons. This means I’ll have to use the chopsticks because it will be embarassing to ask for a fork & spoon since it’s quite poshy-poshy. The waiters were very friendly and assisted a lot in recommending the dim sums as it all sounded so foreign to us. My sister wanted to order everything because it all looked so yummy and I had to remind them that for each dim sum, the items come in twos or threes sometimes even in fours. It was better to order just a few and if we’re still hungry, we can always order some more.

Dim sum spread for brunch.

Dim sum spread for brunch.

 

And this is what arrived.. at one go! My parents were quite shocked with so much food coming out all at once but we started eating as soon as they starting arriving but there seemed to be so much more food! I’d like to give you a tip at this point, to order bit by bit, eat bit by bit and order some more after that, bit by bit.
Pan-fried stuffed vegetable dumplings with dried shrimps and chives, Pan-fried beancurd rolls filled with shrimps and yellow chives, Deep-fried prawn wafer rolls with mango, Steamed fluffy barbecue chicken buns.

Pan-fried stuffed vegetable dumplings with dried shrimps and chives,
Pan-fried beancurd rolls filled with shrimps and yellow chives,
Deep-fried prawn wafer rolls with mango,
Steamed fluffy barbecue chicken buns.

Crispy prawns and squid dumplings coated with almond flakes, Crispy yam dumplings filled with minced chicken, Steamed seafood dumplings in broth with bird's nest, Pan-fried stuffed vegetarian dumplings

Crispy prawns and squid dumplings coated with almond flakes,
Crispy yam dumplings filled with minced chicken,
Steamed seafood dumplings in broth with bird’s nest,
Pan-fried stuffed vegetarian dumplings

Desserts and then some.
Desserts and then some.

 

I hope I didn’t screw up the name of the dishes with the photos above. If I did, I apologize as it’s quite challenging to match them up! The dishes are Halal making it easier for people like me to eat at this place. I think I’ll be coming back here again in 2 weeks time for another round of dim sum even though the price is a bit on the expensive side. Have a good weekend folks!


Map to Lai Poh Heen Chinese Restaurant, KL


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Directions:
1] Head towards KLCC from Jalan Yap Kwan Seng (if you’re coming from PJ)
2] At the traffic light, go straight. You’ll be able to see the Twin Towers at this point.
3] Go past KLCC Suria mall and keep left.
4] Turn left into Mandarin Oriental Hotel and park underneath.

If all fails, use GPS or call them up:
Lai Poh Heen Chinese Restaurant (Halal)
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
50088 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
03-2179-8885

About Yafieda Jamil

A Malaysian girl currently working abroad in Phnom Penh city. I love a good road trip, hot cappuccinos, spicy food and staring at old buildings. My mission is to inspire people to see the world differently before we all get any older. Oh and giraffes are the most beautiful creatures on earth.

2 Responses to A lil bit of Dim Sum at Lai Po Heen

  1. Fie-Nuts says:

    Hello there! Thanks for the link. Hope you've dropped by to have a try there !

  2. asknomster says:

    The food there is yummyyyy.. I have linked this post to http://asknomster.com/restaurant/?id=1615 . You can continue linking ur other post @ http://www.asknomster.com . Hope to see you soon!! =)

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