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Kuala Lumpur - Good, traditional Dim Sum at Oversea (海外 天)

klyeoh | Feb 3, 2012 12:43 AM

This Old Dame of Cantonese dining places in Kuala Lumpur first opened in Jalan Imbi back in the mid-70s. It has since grown into a chain, with outlets distributed throughout Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh.

My first foray into Oversea's dim sum lunch spread today:
- Har-gow and siu-mai: fellow CH Charles Yu will be gratified to know that this traditional KL dim sum spot still served these two types of dumplings in FOURS - heh-heh. But taste-wise, both were meaty and slightly heavier than I'd have liked, and nowhere near the standards of good dim sum spots in KL's Oriental Group of restaurants (which I think serve the best dim sum in KL);
- Ham sui kok - super-light & super-crisp here - me loik! :-)
- Shrimp cheung fun - skin was too thick and the sauce was tasteless - inferior quality soysauce used here :-(
- Loh mai kai - very tasty, don't miss this dish - flavorsome glutinous rice with subtle soy, ginger and Shaoxing wine flavors melded in together with chicken, waxed sausage and mushroom. Lovely texture. Super-yum;
- Cha-siu bao - very good, although the filling can be a tad sweet, but very delicious caramelly pork inside lovely fluffy dough. Not to be missed!
- Siu Long Bao - the skin was waaaay too thick, unlike the delicate, translucent skins which Hongkongers and Singaporeans love. But then, I'd had such thick-skinned local "siu long bao" in Shanghai, very popular amongst my Shanghainese counterparts there which regarded the skins as a carb-substitute for noodles or rice.

Address details
Overseas Restaurant (海外 天)
84–88 , Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603 21487567

Oversea Restaurant @ Jalan Imbi
84 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur 55100, MY

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