Han Room's that elegant Cantonese fine-dining restaurant at the swish Gardens Mall (MId-Valley). The restaurant's more renowned for its modern interpretation of Cantonese dishes, but I was there for their lunch-time dm sum instead today:
- Siu-mai and har-gau dumplings: both were over-steamed and came across as hard & chewy;
- Roast goose puffs: also over-cooked - in this case, over-baked - the filling was dry and tasteless. Disappointing really;
- Dai bao (large pork bun) was delicious. It came looking somewhat squashed, like someone's sat on it. But the flavors: sweet, savory, strong ginger and Shaoxing wine scent, nice crunchy bit of water chestnuts amidst deliciously-flavored minced pork, mushrooms, egg & scallions, was fabulous.
I need to come back here for dinner or for non-dim sum meal next time. Usually, in a Cantonese restaurant, the dim sum chefs are a separate crew from the chefs who prepare the main cooked dishes.
Extremely popular restaurant, especially for its weekend dim sum lunch, so booking ahead is advisable.
The Han Room
Lot G243, G246 and G247
Ground Floor, The Garden Mall
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03 2284 8833
The Han Room
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 59200, MY