Malaysians are foodies by nature, and having so many varieties of food influenced by different cultures to choose from, it’s easy to see why. Dim sum is traditionally a Chinese cuisine consisting of a wide variety of bite-sized dishes.
Here in Malaysia, we typically have it for brunch, but it is good enough to have any time of the day. We have listed some of the best Muslim-friendly dim sum restaurants in Kuala Lumpur that serve halal variants of these tasty morsels.
Lai Po Heen
Tucked away in Mandarin Oriental is Lai Po Heen, a dim sum restaurant serving Cantonese cuisine and delicately handmade dim sum. Guests can watch chefs prepare their meals behind clear glass windows here, or if you’re looking for ultimate privacy, private dining rooms are also available. Check out their menu here.
Address: Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2179 8885
The Shang Palace at Shangri-La has an extensive dim sum selection on its menu that includes classic dishes such as siu mai (steamed chicken and scallop dumpling), cheung fun (steamed rice rolls filled with shrimp, vegetables or chicken), and har gao (steamed shrimp dumpling).
Address: 11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2074 3904
Luk Yu Tea House
Adjusting cuisines to serve people better does not mean sacrificing flavour or quality, and Luk Yu Tea House proves it. Head to the Starhill Gallery in Bukit Bintang to taste their Hong Kong dim sum and pair it with a pot of tea of your choice.
Not comfortable dining out? Place your orders on WhatsApp so that you can enjoy a dim sum feast in the comfort of your own home.
Address: 181 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6018 632 8060
Luxury dining calls for two things — calories that are worth it and preferably a table with a view. You’ll find Yun House at the Four Seasons checks both those boxes. Have your pick from Crystal Dumplings with Morel Mushroom and Black Truffle to Eel Steamed Rice Rolls.
Their Signature Wok-Fried Carrot Cake is a customer favourite and a must-try should you find yourself at this restaurant. You can check out their menu here.
Address: 145 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +603 2382 8640
Dolly Dim Sum
For a quick dim sum fix, head to Dolly Dim Sum. With 10 outlets all over the Klang Valley open seven days a week, it’s perfect for when you need a fuss-free, delicious meal with dishes that suit everyone in the family. Wash down your meal with a refreshing Lemongrass-Infused Jasmine Iced Tea or Coconut Sea Salt Matcha Shake from their menu.
Address: Avenue K, G9, 156, Jalan Ampang, Kampung Baru, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6012 678 7842
A beautiful restaurant sat on Jalan Kamunting in Chow Kit, The Qing is a feast for the eyes and the palette. It’s a connoisseur of good food and tasteful plating, promising a meal you won’t forget.
Order traditional favourites with a touch of grandeur like their Black Truffle Siu Mai, Gold-Painted Steamed Prawn Dumpling served with Caviar Oscientra, and Scallop Dumpling wrapped in Beetroot Skin.
Address: 26 Jalan Kamunting, Chow Kit, 50300 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6018 302 2663
My Dimsum Kitchen
Offering a more affordable selection of dim sum is My DimSum Kitchen, found in Publika Shopping Gallery. Off their dim sum menu, you can find traditional dishes such as the Braised Chicken Feet, Signature Custard Bun, and Loh Mai Kai (steamed glutinous rice with chicken).
Address: 1 Jalan Dutamas 1 A1-G2-08, Solaris Dutamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6016 316 1677
Mohd Chan Dim Sum
Located in MyTown Shopping Centre and Sunway GEO Avenue, this Chinese-Muslim restaurant serves easy bite-sized dishes to graze and share at the table. Lotus Leaf Rice, pan-fried dumplings, and egg tarts are among the 30 varieties of dim sum dishes served here.
Address: B1-053, Mytown Shopping Centre, No 6 Jalan Cochrane, Seksyen 90, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Contact: +6017 357 4679