Grand Palace Restaurant, Pavilion KL: Dim Sum Delight

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My friend Albert swears by the Palace Group’s dim sums and is a regular at their PJ branch. He’s there almost every weekend with his family. With his recommendation, I told myself that I’d need to try it one day. That day finally arrived when Adelene returned from dreary old Perth for Christmas last year. I wanted brunch and she wanted to shop. So, we went to Pavilion KL where Palace’s newest branch is located.

The interior of the restaurant is very grand and spacious. I love the hanging crystal chandeliers which looked like sparkling beads of raindrops falling from the ceiling. Nice!

I was told that they are famous for their BBQ meat, so we started off with a mixed platter of Char Siu and Siu Yoke (RM14.00). The Char Siu was nothing to shout about but the Siu Yoke was glorious. Crackling skin and artery clogging. Great way to start the day I’d say.

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Their dim sums were a mixed bag of good and bad. On the better end of the spectrum, we absolutely adored the Baked Mashed Sweet Potato Puffs (RM5.30). I wanna award whoever came up with this divine concoction of smooth and fragrant sweet potato paste encased in a soft crumbly pastry that melts in your mouth and topped with black sesame, with a special Monkeychelin star. Also on the top of our LOVED list was the BBQ Pork Bun (RM6.30), the true testament of a dim sum kitchen is often based on how good they make this and Grand Palace passed with flying colours. Their Deep Fried Yam Paste (Wu Kok – RM6.80) was a pretty sight and tasted good too.

Our trio of steamed dim sums were the Siew Mai (Pork & Prawn Dumplings), Ha Gao (Prawn Dumplings) and Choi Gao (Steamed Vegetable and Prawn Dumping) – all RM 6.80 – was your regular affair. However, the Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean (RM5.30) and Baked Egg Tart (RM4.80) didn’t leave a good impression on either one of us.

I won’t go all out to say I’d dine here every weekend like Albert would, then again, neither do I make as much as that fella. But, I really wouldn’t mind visiting this place every now and then for my yum cha fix. And I spotted fried noodles and La Mian on their lunch menu too.

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Grand Palace Restaurant @ Pavilion
Lot 6.39.00, Level 6,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2143 1128

16 Responses to Grand Palace Restaurant, Pavilion KL: Dim Sum Delight
  1. Paranoid Android
    January 26, 2010 | 3:45 am

    Attempted to try their dim sum, but they are open so bloody late! Funny. Always thot dim sums are for brekkie. Beautiful shots from your lovely new cam and I can imagine your ahpa cringing from your purposely mis-spelt comic strip title.

  2. Lyrical Lemongrass
    January 26, 2010 | 3:52 am

    I lai your fren Confusion velly much! Is Nonsensedamus his second cousin twice removed?

  3. thenomadGourmand
    January 26, 2010 | 3:53 am

    ooOOO.. Baked Mashed Sweet Potato Puffs & good char siew pau??? I'm sold!

  4. ladyironchef
    January 26, 2010 | 3:58 am

    i love dim sum! the siu yoke looks like good stuff, but the portion is so little! haha

  5. Sean
    January 26, 2010 | 4:20 am

    i love how this seems like the only place in pavilion where u won't even feel like u're in a mall. blindfold some people, bring them in here, and they might guess they were at some standalone restaurant in pj…

  6. Disappointed Golddigger Ah Pa
    January 26, 2010 | 4:45 am

    hahah, you blarf me. where got goldmine? chis, someone edited for you ah?!!! damn, i so need dim sum now…

  7. gfad
    January 26, 2010 | 5:46 am

    Pretty teacups they have. No pix of the chandelier?

    Good to see that you can find chiyoke in malls nowadays.

    DGAhPa: You not gold digger la (unless it's those you dig with your lil 2-inch long pinky while waiting for the light to turn green..), You so shweet, gold diggers come look for you wan..

  8. "Joe" who is constantly craving
    January 26, 2010 | 5:49 am

    the sweat pototo pruff is dran blurdy god lor.

  9. J2Kfm
    January 26, 2010 | 6:02 am

    Think there was once when this restaurant held a dim sum buffet promotion. If not, then my bad. hehehe… but rmbr it was VERY worthy, which made the beeline snaking til the escalators …

  10. thule a.k.a leo
    January 26, 2010 | 6:10 am

    u remind me of how long that I have not laid my hands on dim sum :(
    OK.. maybe this weekend I can finally get my craving fixed (don't care anywhere as long as they are dim sum)

  11. qwazymonkey
    January 26, 2010 | 6:41 am

    PA: Yea, you're right. We had to wait until 1115am to walk in.

    LL: U lai my flen hor? He veli smut one! How u know he flens with Nonsensedamus? They're both your mutual flens on your mukabuku?

    TNG: I'd go again just on the merit of these both dishes

    LIC: For that price, it actually quite a good portion. Haven't you heard too much of a good thing is bad?

    Sean: Actually, you have a point! One really can't tell that you're actually in a mall

    AhPa: How else am I supposed to lure you here to read my post? LOL

    GFAD: I've got some nice pics of it, but they didn't fit into my confusion story. You can check my flickr for it

    Joe: Yea, I took your recommendation! :)

    J2KFM: that was actually the previous owners of the restaurant. But the dim sum's much better now. The place looks different too despite being in the same location

    Thule: Cannot simply eat! I'm actually quite particular when it comes to dim sum. But that's just me. :)

  12. CUMI & CIKI
    January 26, 2010 | 7:03 am

    love the bokeh.. gr8 shot!

  13. tracieMoo
    January 26, 2010 | 7:09 am

    Mum and I are great dim sum fans.. I guess this would give us a Sunday fix. Thanks for the review!
    I must try this out.. :D

  14. Life for Beginners
    January 26, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    Die lar. Pavilion = second home to me and devil but we haven't even tried this place? Too well-hidden? :P

  15. Nic (KHKL)
    January 27, 2010 | 2:27 pm

    ya know, when i'm at dim sum joints, i tend to get more interested in the stir-fried stuff…like fried noodles…especially wat-dan-hor! i so qwazy hor? hehehehe….

  16. rokh
    January 27, 2010 | 3:55 pm

    where is zees dim sum branch yew say confucious?

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