|Hong Kong Roasted Duck|
|Yang Zhou Fried Rice|
|Steamed Dim Sum|
|Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Prawn Rolls, with Mango and a Wasabi Mayonnaise|
|Deep Fried Salmon Stuffed Yam Puffs with Buffalo Mozzarella|
|Unagi Spring Roll Sticks with Parmesan Cheese|
|Pan Fried Crispy Pancakes filled with prawns and chives|
|Beancurd Skin Treasure Purse with Chicken and Prawns|
Traditional Chinese harp music twanged in the background and large circular designs (good feng shui?) dominated the décor. Tai Zi Heen at the Prince Hotel and Residences Kuala Lumpur has a new dim sum menu, and we were there to try it out.
Featuring traditional Hong Kong Dim Sum, Tai Zi Heen’s signature Dim Sum and, the popular Dim Sum Odyssey (exciting fusion varieties) there is no shortage of choices. The menu is divided into; Steamed; Pan-Fried; Deep-Fried; Baked; Rice Rolls; Congee; Rice; Noodles; Vegetables; and Desserts. We were fortunate enough to squeeze in a few items from most sections.
|Double Boiled Watercress Soup|
Another traditional crowd pleaser was next - Hong Kong Roasted Duck. The most important point, distinguishing an excellent duck from an average one, is the contrast between a super crispy skin and juicy meat. According to the chef, vinegar and maltose are the secret to a perfect crackling.
A whole host of little parcels then bombarded our table all at once. From the Steamed Dim Sum division an array of the classics arrived steaming in bamboo pots: Beancurd Skin Treasure Purse with Chicken and Prawns; Crystal Dumplings Filled with Dried Sole Har Kaw (a signature must order); Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings filled with mushrooms; Jade Dumplings with Scallops and Prawns (two critters from the sea that can’t be outdone when this fresh); and Purple Spinach Dumplings Topped with Mexican Clams giving a rather natural taste with the appearance of sliced mushrooms on top.
While my favourites are usually the lighter steamed specimens, hubby predictably falls for the unhealthier deep fried morsels every time. The Deep Fried Dim Sum, with its many fusion varieties, was well appreciated by our dining companions – locals and foreigners alike. Crispy Kataifi Wrapped Prawn Rolls, with mango and a wasabi mayonnaise, were covered in a tangle of brittle batter and approved of by all. All three plates: Deep Fried Salmon Stuffed Yam Puffs with Buffalo Mozzarella; Unagi Spring Roll Sticks with Parmesan Cheese; and Pan Fried Crispy Pancakes filled with prawns and chives; received high acclaim and a unanimous vote of 'repeat order' worthiness.
All you can eat dim sum at Tai Zi Heen is available every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday from 11:30am – 2:30pm for RM65++ per person. All of the items can also be ordered a la carte for lunch and dinner during the rest of the week.
Reason to visit: All you can eat dim sum – especially some of the deep fried fusion varieties
Tai Zi Heen
Prince Hotel and Residences
50450 Kuala Lumpur
+6 03 2170 8888