Monday, 17 November 2014

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur

Celestial Court – All You Can Eat Dim Sum, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur


Cherry red, milky white and deep browns robe the interior of the grand dining hall of Celestial Court. A spot by the window bathing in warm natural light is our favoured location for a lunchtime visit, and our preferred dishes here come from a fabulous array of delicious dim sum.

Chef Ken Liew at Celestial Court has achieved near celebrity status in the taste buds of KL-ites who love the yum cha tradition. Shaping beautiful edible artworks, Chef Ken has enchanted many a fusser eater over the years. Sundays and public holidays are a real treat with an All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum promotion featuring over 70 delicacies from which to sample, and this is exactly what brings us to visit today.

Divided into, special menu items, starters, soup, dim sum, chef’s recommendations, vegetables, rice, noodles and mini dessert buffet, the menu facilitates easier choosing. Easier – because we attempt to try a few plates from each section – not really that easy though as everything looks so good we want to try it all.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
From the Dessert Bar

Mini Dessert Buffet Corner

My strategy is to start with cute little Ping Pei (snow skinned mooncakes) and Steamed Custard Buns. You have to pass the sweets display as you enter, so already my mind is on the petite colourful bites. The yellow bun oozes a sticky egg custard, and the balls shaped as fruits contain a mildly sweet red bean paste. They’re all so good, even hubby is happy to begin this way.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Dessert Buffet
Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Mini Desserts
Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Steamed Custard Bun
Special Menu Items

Special Menu Items are made with prime ingredients and hence only allowed to be ordered once per guest.  It’s difficult to capture the prettiness of the Pan-Seared Stuffed Scallop with Shrimp Mousse in a Bed of Pumpkin Puree. Presented in a blown glass bowl and topped with caviar it’s our waitress’ number one suggestion. The mollusc is perfectly seared and the soft accompaniments provide sweet and savoury contrasts. Yum! Another mouthful of flavour comes with the Sesame Crusted Prawn with Mango Thai Sauce. Shredded green mango and chili tops the deep fried crustaceans adding a cleansing variance.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Pan-Seared Stuffed Scallop with Shrimp Mousse in a Bed of Pumpkin Puree
Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Sesame Crusted Prawn with Mango Thai Sauce

Steamed Dim Sum

Steamed Siew Mai with Tobiko are beautiful little yellow parcels capped with shredded seafood and orange roe. These are a fine testimony to the freshness of the rest of the dim sum seeming to scream loud and clear, “We’re fresh from the sea!”

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Steamed Siew Mai with Tobiko
Seafood and Crabmeat Shanghainese Dumplings in Homemade Tom Yum Sauce are cloaked in soft wrappers that fall apart in the mouth. A deliciously more-ish broth, with a powerful zing, has me scooping back in again and again until the last drop is gone.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Seafood and Crabmeat Shanghainese Dumplings in Homemade Tom Yum Sauce

Deep Fried Dim Sum

Deep Fried Bean Curd Roll with Prawns and Cheese rectangles ooze with melted cheese. It’s another plate that gets enthusiastic mmms from both hubby and I.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Deep Fried Bean Curd Roll with Prawns and Cheese 
Also receiving avid approval are the Prawn and Banana Rolls, wrapped in a thin pastry and topped with oats. They’re delicious on their own, but even more awesome with the Wasabi Mayo.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Prawn and Banana Rolls with Wasabi Mayo

Starters

A mini buffet is set up with some starters for those who just can’t wait for their orders to arrive. Fresh oysters and small bowls of goodies are displayed on ice, while roast duck glistens under a heater lamp. Seafood proves fresh, but it’s the roast duck that has hubby oohing. Fat slices of moist meat, are crowned by golden layers of crispy skin.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Roasted Duck

Soup

Brimming with ingredients, the Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs, is full of herby goodness and feels as though it would cure even the most stubborn cold.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Double Boiled Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs

Chef’s Recommendations

Thin Sautéed Slices of Beef with Black Pepper Sauce are tumbled with red and green capsicum squares and white onion. The sauce provides a thin coating for it all and leaves a lovely pepperiness lingering on the tongue after swallowing.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Sautéed Slices of Beef with Black Pepper Sauce

Vegetable and Bean Curd

Stir Fried Trio of Mushrooms with Seasonal Vegetables glimmer in the natural light streaming in from our window seat. Firm meaty mushrooms, and crisp leafy greens and stems, are varnished with a transparent savoury coating and prove both tasty and filling.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Stir Fried Trio of Mushrooms with Seasonal Vegetables

Rice, Noodle and Congee

Stewed E-fu Noodles with Chicken and Shredded Mushroom are wonderfully springy and flavourful. If this were the only thing I ate today, I’d find it alone a satisfying lunch.

Celestial Court, Dim Sum Menu, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Stewed E-fu Noodles with Chicken and Shredded Mushroom 
Every single item has been presented uniquely. It astounds us that so much creativity has been injected into each and every one of the seemingly endless number of dishes. Service has been helpful and friendly, and we think the brunch is great value for money.

All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum is priced at RM88++ per person and is available Sundays and public holidays from 10am – 2:30pm. SPG card members reap a fantastic 30% discount, making this weekend indulgence a very affordable one.

*  Effective from January 2015, the deal will be available both Saturdays and Sundays. The menu will be enhanced with additional items and the price will be at RM98++ per person.

Reasons to visit: some of the prettiest dim sum you’ll find in the city; pork-free; light bright setting; Stewed E-fu Noodles; Prawn and Banana Rolls; Bean Curd Rolls with Prawns and Cheese; Shanghainese Dumplings in Tom Yum Sauce; Siew Mai.

Celestial Court
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, 50250
Malaysia
+6 03 2717 9900
Open:
Monday to Saturday: 12 noon – 2:30pm & 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Sundays and public holidays: 10am – 2:30pm & 6:30pm – 10:30pm

8 comments:

  1. This affordably priced all you can eat dim sum buffet certainly looks good...coz other than the dim sum buffet, there are hot dishes on the menu too.

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  2. I've heard great things about this dim sum buffet. My dad refused to try it though, which is why I have yet to pay this place a visit. My dad is kind of old school when it comes to food. To him, dim sum is supposed to be cheap family fares and must have pork. Pork free, RM88 per pax is something that he will never agree to :/

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  4. Sounds like a fab deal compared to many weekend buffets in town. I love dim sum buffets - works well for someone who is a bit clueless on what to order =)

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  5. so many dim sum dishes to choose! I wouldn't know where to start :x

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  6. What a great presentation of the roasted duck! And I love the dessert bar, where you can pick and choose.

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  7. I think this was my favourite place in KL for dim sum! It looks as though the high standards have been maintained in my absence :)

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