Published: Friday January 31, 2014 MYT 6:00:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday January 28, 2014 MYT 4:35:48 PM

Top Chinese restaurants for CNY

From dim sum to seafood, travellers around the world recommend some top Chinese restaurants in the Klang Valley to usher in the Year of the Horse.

IN the spirit of the pursuit of good culinary delights this Lunar New Year, TripAdvisor has revealed the top ten restaurants serving Chinese cuisine in the Klang Valley as rated by travellers around the globe.

Din Tai Fung, Pavilion KL and Din Tai Fung, The Gardens, Mid Valley City

The award-winning chain restaurant Din Tai Fung which is located at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and The Gardens, Mid Valley City. “One of the best xiao long bao (steamed soup dumpling) I have tasted!” a TripAdvisor traveller raved of the place.

Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Inspired by Southeast China¿s culinary traditions, Shang Palace is frequented for its excellent dim sum - Photo from TripAdvisor.
Inspired by Southeast China's culinary traditions, Shang Palace is frequented for its excellent dim sum - Photo from TripAdvisor

Inspired by Southeast China’s culinary traditions, this authentic restaurant is frequented for its excellent dim sum. A TripAdvisor user said, “We strongly recommend Shang Palace to anyone who wants to taste Cantonese cuisine with a modern twist”.

Fatty Crab Restaurant, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya

Be prepared to get your hands dirty while dining at Fatty Crabs Restaurant. - Photo from TripAdvisor
Be prepared to get your hands dirty while dining at Fatty Crabs Restaurant. - Photo from TripAdvisor

If you do not mind getting your hands dirty for flavoursome seafood, Fatty Crab Restaurant is the right place for a boisterous celebration this festive season. “This place essentially does one dish, but it does it superbly – crab,” described a TripAdvisor traveller.

Hakka Restaurant, Jalan Raja Chulan

“This charming restaurant serves terrific Chinese food and beer, but beware of the huge portions,” said a traveller of this restaurant. Specialising in authentic Hakka cuisine, this restaurant is famous for their exceptional steamed cod fish in soy sauce.

Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Jalan Pinang

Helmed by award-winning Chef Ricky Thein, Lai Po Heen is famed for its delicious interpretation of modern Cantonese cuisine set in a restaurant with an open kitchen. “The glass kitchen offers views of chefs cooking, and a testament to their kitchen hygiene standards,” reviewed a TripAdvisor traveller.

Li Yen, The Ritz Carlton, Jalan Imbi

Serving traditional Cantonese cuisine and popular for its innovative dim sum, Li Yen also has traditional Chinese Yangqing music performed live. A TripAdvisor traveller recommends the Signature Durian Pudding, which is a “must try, if you are a durian lover.”

Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail

Another Cantonese restaurant in Kuala Lumpur famed for its sumptuous dim sum, Celestial Court continues to draw guests with its ever-changing menu. “The dim sum here is of commendable quality in terms of taste and presentation… Selection is good,” raved a TripAdvisor traveller.

Overseas Restaurant, Jalan Imbi

Established more than 30 years ago, this restaurant at Jalan Imbi is the original restaurant by Overseas Group. The venue is famous for its char siew (barbecued pork) and Roast Pork, with a TripAdvisor traveller describing the former as “par excellence! It is the best dish on the menu and is a must have.”

Restoran Sek Yuen, Jalan Pudu

Visitors come to this family-owned old-school Cantonese restaurant for its food that is still cooked on firewood stoves. The interior matches the traditional cooking style. As a traveller puts it, “Don’t expect service and presentation like a modern Chinese restaurant. You are not here to eat the presentation and decoration. You are here for the wonderful food.”

Here’s wishing our readers Gong Xi Fa Cai!

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