Malaysia has a huge Cantonese population, so it’s only normal that some Canto culture has trickled into our daily lives 😀 One is ‘yumcha’, which literally translates to ‘drink tea’, referring to the act of going out with friends/family to enjoy dimsum and, well, drink tea 😀 Usually this is done in the early morning, but with people being late risers these days, Tai Zi Heen@ Pullman KLCC is offering a very value for money brunch buffet with all-you-can-eat dimsum!
Got to sample some of the 45 steamed, deep fried and pan-fried goodies available on their menu, and even had a fun little session preparing our own deep fried, cheese-stuffed beancurd rolls while guided by the chef!
Usually if you’re having dimsum at a typical street-resto, they will have elderly aunties/workers pushing carts filled with dimsum, so you can simply pick and choose which ones you want. Here, though, you write the items on a chit and they’lls team/prepare it fresh to order. 🙂
Didn’t manage to get individual shots; but some of my favourites:
- Beef Tripe – super tender, steamed in a spicy sauce that gave my tongue that much needed spice kick. I have a lot of friends/fam who don’t like eating innards though :’D
- Beancurd rolls – anything that is stuffed with cheese is awesome. Crunchy and crispy on the outside, with gooey melted cheese and minced chicken/shrimp on the inside. Comfort food at its best.
- HK-style chee cheong fun – thin, slightly transclucent steamed rice rolls wrapped around juicy shrimp, swimming in a delicate soy sauce.
Fried noodles. These were nicely flavoured, with enough ‘wok hei’, so you can tell they were cooked over a strong fire.
More noodles! Those opting for something more ‘filling’ can also go for their buns (try the salted egg bun, which is fluffy with a deliciously oozy salted egg custard center), glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaf for that extra fragrance, spicy radish cake or even stir-fried vegetables. There are also cold appetisers like marinated jellyfish. Of course, there’s always the classic dimsum must-haves like the hargau (shrimp dumpling with crystal skin) and siewmai (the version here uses mushroom/chicken/shrimp).
Wash everything down with a nice hot cup of Chinese tea – it is ‘yumcha’, after all – from specialty tea company Harney & Son’s. They offer a variety of different blends, from the traditional Pu-Erh and Tie Guan Yin to
The Yumcha @ Dimsum Buffet Brunch @ Pullman KLCC is available on weekends and public holidays from 11.30am – 3pm until September 30 2017 for a (imo) reasonable price of RM75 per pax. Kids under 5 eat for free, while those aged between 6 – 12 years old enjoy 50% off. Considering the high-end dining environment + service, I’d say it is very value for money. 🙂
For reservations, call +603-21708888 (extension 8200)