Sunday, 4 May 2014

Tai Zi Heen A La Carte Buffet Dim Sum @ Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur

Dim Sum has got to be one of my favorite Chinese cuisine.

Dim Sum 点心 is a Cantonese cuisine prepared in small bite sized portion.
The food is either served in steamer baskets or plates.

I find having small bite sized food is great not only is it more 
polite dining but because you get to 
sample a variety of food without getting overly full.
*But, I can't say the same for when it is a buffet =P*

My family and I went to Tai Zi Heen at Prince Hotel
a couple of months back to test out their halal Dim Sum
in accordance for my birthday.

Plus, our family love food.
Especially buffets =P

Although, we are more into A La Carte buffet nowadays,
it is more fresh because they only prepare it when you want to eat it
unlike the normal buffets, where the food is just left there.

The interior of the restaurant gave a very nice and cozy feeling,
as expected of a 5 star hotel.

I could not resist a photo of their plate set.
Not china but still it is pretty =D

This was how hungry my sister was that day!
She had to resort to eating air.

Absolutely priceless picture of her.

The 1st section of the menu 

Chilled Marinated Jelly Fish with Peanut Sauce

Personally, I love jelly fish.
The crunchy jelly-like texture is absolutely addictive.
Their jelly fish is nice however I found it to be much too salty for my taste.

Mixed Fruit Salad with Snow Crab 

The 1st appetizer we tried.
Not a big fan of food that are topped with mayo-like sauce.

This is just your average mixed fruit salad.

Hong Kong Roasted Duck

Now, this was one yummy duck dish.
Very well seasoned. 
It is well roasted on the outside and soft and tender on the inside.

Congee with Century Eggs

This is one of my absolute favs!
How can congee ever go wrong with century eggs =P

Tai Zi Heen's congee is not too bad 
but many other dim sum can meet it's standard.

The 2nd part of the menu
Steamed Dim Sum
*My absolute favorite*

Crystal Dumplings filled with Dried Sole a.k.a Har Kaw

This is a must have dish whenever you go for Dim Sum!

The Har Kaw here is delicious.
I had to have a whole basket to myself =P

Chicken Dumplings with Spring Onions and Cilantro

Yummy and full of substance.

Chicken and Shrimp Dumplings filled with Mushroom a.k.a Siew Mai

It is my 1st time having a halal Siew Mai,
I must say, it was not disappointing.

Purple Spinach Dumplings Topped with Mexican Clams

This was a rather interesting dish for me.
My 1st time having a purple looking dim sum dish.

The taste was really unique.
The mixture of the spinach and the Mexican clams
gave the dumpling a delicious savory bite sized treat
that will leave you craving for more.

Steamed Phoenix Claws with Black Beans 

Ker Yi Fact 101:
I have a chicken feet phobia.
Can't seem to stomach them because 
I had a bad experience when i was younger.
That is a story for another day =P

However, my father and sister said that 
this dish was rather delicious.

Steamed Fluffy Barbecued Chicken Buns

The buns are fluffy as claimed.

The 3rd portion--- Fried Dim Sum

Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Century Eggs and Prawns

Anything with century eggs is yummy!

But these rolls are really nicely done.
There is no lingering oily taste nor it is too salty.

And, it is packed with yummy goodness.

Crispy Prawn Dumplings with Mayonnaise

These are absolutely yummy!
Then again, aren't all fried food yummy =P

Pan-Fried Crispy Pancake filled with Prawns and Chives 

This was a rather delightful dish.
Nice even mixture of batter with prawns and chives.

Crispy Yam Puffs filled with Minced Chicken a.k.a Woo Kok

These are one of my absolute favorite for the day!
We all had to order 2nds and 3rds I think.

Scrumptious puffs that will leave your mouth watering.

These puffs are so far one of the best I had, 
aside from the ones at Bidor's Pun Chun Duck noodle place
but Bidor is just too far to travel for these. 

Not a very clear picture of the insides =D
*Well you will have to just use your imagination*

4th Portion of the menu
Dessert is coming!

Rice Noodle Rolls with Shrimp and Yellow Chives a.k.a Chee Cheong Fun

Made from wide strips of rice noodles,
which is commonly filled with either/and shrimp, beef, pork, vegetable etc.

This is another trademark dim sum dish.

We had the rice noodles rolls with shrimp, a classic choice.
It was very nice and well seasoned.

Deep-fried Glutinous Rice Balls with Pandan Lotus Paste

These rice balls were such a treat!
It was nice and hot when it was served,
as though they freshly fried it.

Chinese Herbal Jelly a.k.a Guilin Gou

Very nice combination of the 
herbal jelly and white fungus etc.
which gave the dessert more exciting flavors
as oppose to only having honey to go with the herbal jelly.

Hot Red Bean Soup with Lotus Seed and Lily Bulbs

My whole family really enjoyed this bowl of red bean.
It has a rich red bean flavor, 
not those watery nonsense that you may come across.

Definitely, worth a second round.

Iced Sea Coconut with Longan and Lemon Syrup [Left] 
 Chilled Honeydew Melon with Sago [Right]

I found the iced sea coconut a tad flat.
The taste was rather diluted.

However, the honeydew melon was quite pleasant.

Oven Baked Fragrant Mini Custard Egg Tart

These are really bite sized egg tarts.
They look absolutely mouth watering, 
however the taste is not as good as the ones serves at local dim sum shops.

A mandatory picture with the food.

Tai Zi Heen A La Carte Buffet Dim Sum

Opening Hours:
11:30am – 2:30pm; 
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays

RM45++ per person
RM65++ per person (on Mother’s Day)

Prince Hotel and Residence Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Conlay
50450 Kuala Lumpur
+603 2170 8673

For halal Dim Sum,
this is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal with a great environment.

For an all you can eat Dim Sum,
The price is absolutely reasonable. 

Prepare your tummy to feast!

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