Dim Sum Overdrive at Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel KL

Once upon a time, dim sum restaurant sessions were all about tea appreciation, and the snacks were a by-the-way supplement, to complement the tea. Now a days, these tiny baskets of delicate dumplings and fluffy boas are the main reason for restaurants being packed to over-flowing and waiters scurrying around to meet the demand.

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And now, the phenomenon has morphed further, and the buzz word seems to be, “All-you-can-eat” Dimsum sessions, concentrated around KL’s golden triangle.

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Stir Fried Radish Cake with Bean Sprouts and XO Sauce

It’s not hard to miss – step into a reputable restaurant and you will notice people eating with such determination there’s a slight madness in the air. In hotels, these gilded dining rooms are packed to the rafters with discerning foodies and also the general public who know a good bargain when they see one – hushed dining rooms where waiters anticipate your every move and heap basket upon basket of steamed dim sum onto you table.

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At Tai Zi Heen, Prince Hotel KL, the All You Can Eat Dimsum promotion is legendary. For just …. you can eat dimsum till you drop.

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This place is halal, but that does not make the food any less tasty. Cumi’s favorite Chicken Bao’s are fluffy and have a gorgeous texture. The sauce is so authentically good that you might mistake it for your regular Charsiew Bao! The Chee Cheong Fun are silken smooth at first bite and perfectly tender inside (again a choice of chicken that tastes almost like Char siew, or a crunchy prawn version). The Siew Mai is succulent and meaty, and finally the super moist duck has a nice crisp snap to the skin. Fans of the Har Gau will be happy to know that they are stuffed with fat, crunchy shrimp and expertly wrapped. Pretty in pink yam siew mai’s are the bomb as well.

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Chee Cheong Fun

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roasted duck

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Purple Spinach Dumplings topped with Mexican Clams

Particularly memorable are also the bean curd wraps, which contain an assortment of ingredients that work together remarkably well, like prawn and cheese. Beef balls made a nice change to your normal dim sum offerings, where expertly minced Australian beef, are seasoned with coriander and pepper to give the flavor a nice lift.

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beef balls

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prawn fritters

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The deep fried yam taro, carrot cake and prawn wantan money bags are fantastic and so are the steamed fu chok in thai sauce.

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seafood egg noodles

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money bag prawn wantan with mayonnaise

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more prawn pancakes with chives

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foo chuk prawn with cheese

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Essentially, it’s a procession of dim sum hits, with only a few slight misses like the underwhelming mini egg tarts, that needed more eggs.

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And of course, one should end the meal with the signature desserts and wash it all down with Chinese tea or, I personally recommend white wine, my favorite pair with dim sum!

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There are in total 45 items on the dim sum menu, and the all you can eat Dim Sum brunch is priced at RM45++ per person (available on Weekends and Public Holidays). Honestly Tai Zi Heen makes it easy for the food-in-steam-basket fanatics to really enjoy their dim sum and to get their monies worth. As we say in KL, whack only la!

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Tai Zi Heen – Dim Sum, Dim All
Weekends and Public Holidays
11:30am – 2:30pm
RM45++ per personCall: 03 2170 8888 or email restaurants@princehotelkl.com.my

Comments

  1. In picture no 3, the dumpling with the flower pattern look so cute.

  2. Awesome! Love those roasted duck, the skin looks crispy. Hardly see them serving beef balls here in Penang, i think its a good choice to add into the spread

  3. Looks good! The only all-you-can-eat that I’ve had was at Federal Hotel which was definitely not-so-refined. You may wanna try the new resto in Kota Kemuning named Mayflower; pretty decent dim sum too. :)
    +Ant+

  4. Wow everything looks delicious. I’ve never been too into dim sum but the pictures look delicious. I might be in KL next year so I’ll have to try to check it out!

  5. Ic plan to try it dis coming 1st jan2014…thanks for sharing

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