Dimsum @ Emperor Grand Dorsett, Subang Jaya

The quintessential, perfect dimsum experience goes something like this – a nice sunny weekend mid morning, a comfortable coffee shop, with large groups of diners that include multigenerational Chinese families, all seated and crammed around huge tables, spinning a big, lazy susan, and talking at the top of their voices about the events of the week. A silence hush falls only when they hear the sound of dimsum being served piping hot, straight from the kitchen or via a clattering processional of multitiered carts groaning under the weight of a kaleidoscopic variety of dimsum trays.

This is Chinese Yam Char at its best.

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At Emperor at the Grand Dorsett Subang, things are a little more laid back and refined. No screaming, multigenerational diners, nor clanging of cutlery. No boisterous laughter punctuated by intermittent eating silences. However, one this is for sure, the Dimsum served here is just as delicious, as what you would get out of KL’s best dimsum coffee shops.

Granted that this place is halal. But the dimsum is still pretty awesome.

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lo bak gao / chinese turnip cake


Ah yes, these are all the things that make my toes curl in delight, with regards to dimsum. Dimsum is a definitely a historical evolution of yumcha, a traditional Chinese practice of getting together, breaking bread over a light meal and drinking tea. As time has passed, this “breaking of bread” has taken on a more sophisticated form, transforming into a full blown meal commonly consumed late morning to mid-afternoon.

Emperor @ Grand Dorsett Subang

And even before the dimsum is brought out, you will get to visit the buffet line which serves a variety of congee, chinese noodles, chicken rice, deep fried dimsum, lotus leave glutinous rice etc, and even a massive dessert section to choose from, as the last course.

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bao – it’s a chicken bao as Dimsum at Emperor is halal

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jelly fish, squid and rolled up pancake with peking duck

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frying up the bao…

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Shenzhen Bao – it’s like the bao you get in Shenzhen but less oily

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assortment of dimsum.. tasty egg tarts – a must have

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lotus leave glutinous rice

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wantan soup

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roast duck

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yong tau foo

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Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun

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Almond, lychee jelly

The dimsum at Grand Dorsett is pork fee. Price for the dimsum is RM 60++ per person, RM 30++ if you’re over 60, or between 5-12; and Free if you are below 5 years of age.

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Emperor,
Dorsett Grand Subang,
Jalan SS12/1,
Subang Jaya 47500, Malaysia
Telephone:
+603 5031 6060
Fax:
+603 5031 8686

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