Luk Yu Tea House @ Starthill Gallery

Thursday, February 01, 2007

I tried a dim sum restaurant in Melbourne China town many years back, which I thought it was the best. Although I might have different taste preference at that time, I remember their dim sum color, fragrance, taste, shape and size are just great.

Cantonese dim sum is not something that I eat very often here and therefore have not been to many dim sum restaurant in Klang Valley. Among those I've tried, there isn't one that I can consider as superb. Always wonder which restaurant serve the best Cantonese dim sum in town. If you know one, please recommend ya.

Someone told me Luk Yu Tea House is consider as one of the best, and I went there.

If you been to Hong Kong, you might aware Hong Kong most famous traditional tea house in central district also named as Luk Yu Tea House. I'm too sure, but I suppose there are no relationship between that Hong Kong Luk Yu and the Luk Yu Tea House in Starhill gallery. Both English named as Luk Yu Tea House, however Chinese name is different. Hong Kong Luk Yu called 陸羽茶室 and Starhill is 陸羽茶馆. I forgot to clarify with the staff in Starhill.

Luk Yu Tea House located under the escalator at Feast floor, the decoration is quite quaint, mostly dark color with white marble dinning table and wooden chair. Like other restaurant at Feast floor, the kitchen is open concept.

We went there late evening, just want to have some simple bite. Notice it's a Halal Dim Sum, so we just order 3 baskets.

Har Kau (RM8.50)

The Har Kau and Siew Mai size are double than usual, of course the price is double than normal. Each Har Kau has 2 big prawn, I must say this Har Kau is absolutely delicious.

Siew Mai (RM9.00)

Notice the 3 Siew Mai with 3 different topping? It's sea asparagus, pacific clam and dried scallop. It's not usual to have these topping, therefore 9 bucks per basket! Taste wise.... err... if compare to other halal dim sum, I must say it's nice; But compare to the real one, this obviously a looser.

Xiao Long Bao (RM7.00)

Look at the xiao long bao, judging from the size and texture, it looks good. Taste wise... again, if compare to Tian Shan Restaurant in TimeSquare, this one is superb; But compare to the real one, it's no way to close, you get what I mean? After all, it's chicken dumpling.

My advice: if you happened to go there, try their seafood dim sum such as Har Hau, Crab Meat Xiao Long Bao, Scallop dumpling, Shark's fin dumpling and etc.

Luk Yu Tea House
Feast Floor
Starhill Gallery
181, Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur

Posted by whistler at 11:17 PM  


LOL on yr comparisons. I will be blogging next week on halal dim sum I had which I liked but I kinda suspect you'll say it's not up to stds to the non halal ones.

boo_licious said...
2/02/2007 3:47 PM  

hahaha.. compare to other halal dim sum, it really nice la.. after all it's not the real thing what..

Do you notice the halal dim sum tends to be dry and not as tender as the real one?

whistler said...
2/02/2007 11:30 PM  

whistler - of course becoz they don't have lots and lots of pork fat inside it hence it dries out faster.

boo_licious said...
2/04/2007 9:12 AM  

there's no substitute to lard now is it? hehe

KY said...
2/05/2007 7:39 PM  

aah lard! i love the stuff!
Whistler, was browsing thru various blogs and came across yours. Amazing pics! :-)

2/09/2007 5:35 PM  

definitely looks much better than the kopitiam one !

team BSG said...
2/11/2007 1:51 PM  

hey.. first time here.
anyway.. just wanna say that.. that "har kau" picture is really seducing me big time..!!~

gosh.. *tummy growling AGAIN"

Michelle said...
2/15/2007 12:59 AM  

ky: hehe, once you try the lard, you don't want the substitute :P

Lyrical Lemongrass, michelle : Thanks for drop by, hope you enjoy.

whistler said...
2/15/2007 3:10 PM  

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