Sri Petaling Clan Dimsum

One of our all time favourite dimsum places is, Clan Restaurant, in Sri Petaling. These guys are fast, clean and cheap. The dimsum of course, is incredibly good. Otherwise, we wouldn’t eat here, would we;)


They also have this crazy Gai Wo Bao, which translates to ‘Chicken Nest Bun’. Clan Restaurant owners are the creators of this wacky bun, apparently. Basically it is a white, fluffy bun (like a bao, but larger and flatter) stuffed to exploding point with Chicken, Mushrooms, Pork and Salted Egg Yolk. As if that’s not enough, the signature Loh Mai Farn (as in the glutinous rice in Loh Mai Gai) is the final element, stuffed into the base of the bun that makes this just the ultimate starch meal of the day. It’s a rather crazy concoction but it works.

We are normally pretty taken with the other Dimsum dishes at this place as well. The shrimp rolls are fresh and crunchy and taste fabulous when you dunk it into the creamy mayonnaise sauce. Then there are the pork base rolls which are equally succulent and full of animal fat flavour. I also like the xiao long bao here, as it normally explodes with sweet, hot juices when you bite into it. We generally eat in appreciative silence.. occasionally shaking our heads and muttering under out breaths.. so tasty, so cheap. Wish other overpriced dimsum joints were more like this!


this place needs no advertising.. as there’s tons of advertisements hanging from the ceiling as it is!


Gai Wo Bao RM4.80 – Loh Mai farn, Chicken, mushrooms, pork and salted egg yolk


I wish it had more than one yolk per “nest”!


Some tables sit as many as four generations .. such is the Yamchar culture in my country.. I just love it!


A good assortment of dimsum dishes

Dimsum Sri Petaling

I like the xiao long bao.. this is the only correct way to eat it!


The guys mass producing the Gai Wo Bao. These are packed into colorful boxes (custom made to fit one bao) for sale to the masses. The owners are ingenious business men I tell you.


This is where the loh mai farn gets stuffed into the white buns


The sauce that goes into the Gai Wo Bao is produced in massive batches – I hope no stray insect falls in there!


Dimsum steaming trays piled high


Everybody has a job to do around here..


Including him! It’s finger licking good! (His job is to eat lah..)


Dimsum overload!

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Address :
Clan Dimsum,
140, Jalan Radin Anum 1,
Taman Sri Petaling,
Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur
GPS : N03 04.012 E101 41.455′
Business Hours : 8pm – 2pm
Tel : +6019-3825 455


  1. What a great variety! Yummy!

    • Yeah, pretty decent variety and great addordable dimsum! We like it here.. :) Some people find the dimsum here oily.. Aiiyoh.. if oily, then don’t eat dimsum lor.. Where got non-greasy dimsum one?! hah!

  2. That’s not too far from me.. can go try. 😛

  3. And there Devil just went the other day complaining about the lack of good dimsum places in the Klang Valley. Nice find, C&C! :)

  4. The Gai Wo Bao really looks crazy! Making me so hungry now! 😛 I saw the opening hours, 8pm-2pm? So it opens through the night or is that a typo.. :)

  5. aiyo, i’ve lived in sri petaling since 2003, but i’ve not eaten here at clan dim sum before. to think of all the xiao loong baos i could have had for midnight suppers over the past eight years! and you know what … i’ve never tasted Gai Wo Bao before! looks sooooo yummy! 😀

  6. I need to get me sum of that dimsum.

  7. Yum Yum Dim sum. I’m hungry now!

  8. Definitely first of the gai wo baos I’ve seen! And midnight oily dimsum is the best kind there is! Great find!

  9. Mouthwatering post… and I think I’ve eaten here before about 3 years ago – before I really started taking photos or blogging. I just remember the setting and especially that glorious dim sum! Your photos are delicious!

    • Thanks mark! Wow.. to think that you have eaten here, and many of my local friends have not! That’s just amazing! How do you like the dimsum in Thailand btw?

  10. I saw yam bao!

  11. Hi, I Will go to kl next week. can anyone tell me how to go there from chinatown? Thanks before

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