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Kuala Lumpur - Cantonese dinner at Overseas Restaurant (海外 天), Jalan Imbi


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Kuala Lumpur - Cantonese dinner at Overseas Restaurant (海外 天), Jalan Imbi

klyeoh | Aug 1, 2012 08:24 AM

Cracking my head on where to bring 2 visiting HK friends for dinner this evening. I'd always wanted to try one of the Middle-Eastern restaurants (KL has over 200 Arab/Middle-Eastern eateries) but this is Ramadhan month, where Muslims breaking their fast would pack each of these restaurants up to the gills.

Anyway, perhaps not surprisingly, my 2 pork-loving HK friends asked to be taken for some Cantonese food (since their lunch was at the, to their shock, 'halal' Chinese restaurant at the KL Hilton). So, off we went to Oversea - my go-to place when entertaining fussy (especially Cantonese) diners from HK, Singapore or China in KL.

Our din-dins this evening consisted of:
- Soup of the day: a double-boiled chicken and fish soup, with various Chinese herbs thrown in. Tasty, but I simply couldn't get used to chicken consomme with a fish slant. My guests LOVED the soup!
- A plate of "char-siu' and 'siu-yuk' - Oversea's forte, the standard of roast meats here can even exceed those from some top-notch HK & Singapore. Simply the best in KL.
- Steamed freshwater 'patin' fish - done to perfection here, drizzled with the lightest soy sauce imaginable, and topped with spring onions.
- Large freshwater prawns, filled with roe - halved, then steamed with beaten hen's eggs on a platter. These crustaceans tasted absolutely exquisite. I'd not seen this dish served anywhere in Singapore!
- Chinese 'gai lan' vegetables cooked in chicken-garlic broth.
- Dessert was coconut pudding, served chilled in a whole young coconut. Light, refreshing end to a a satisfying meal.

My HK guests absolutely loved this place, so much so that they even asked to speak to the Executive Chef, who told them he'd been with the restaurant since it opened in the late 70s!

Address details
Overseas Restaurant
84-88 Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603-2144 9911, +603-2148 7567, +603-2144 9377

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