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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Cheras Dim Sum: Moon Palace Cheras Chinese Restaurant Cheras Sentral

Dim Sum is one of my favourite food, especially for breakfast or lunch. Going to one's favourite Chinese restaurant, sipping tea and feasting on the innumerable assortment of delicacies that make up Chinese Dim Sum? +BestRestaurant ToEat was invited to have a review of the Moon Palace Cheras Chinese Restaurant located at Unit No. 700-3F-1, 2, 3 & 7, Level 3, Cheras Sentral Shopping Mall (formerly known as Phoenix Plaza Cheras), Jalan Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur.

Headed by Master Chef Loong; a Dim Sum specialist for more than 30 years; he has sprung out a number of new Dim Sum dishes to entice your taste buds. According to the chef, he strongly believes in innovating new Dim Sum dishes that will give diners more choices and different texture of Dim Sum, which not only taste good but looks good as well.

Starting off the review was the 4 seasonal special Dim Sum; the first of which is the Steamed Superior Fish Maw & Dried Seafood Rolled With Bamboo Pith (RM13.57). According to the Chef; top, superior ingredient is use to prepare this Dim Sum, with a special broth that was kept warm with the special bowl used to serve this Dim Sum.

The second Dim Sum under this new dish is the Steamed Spinach Rice Roll With Shrimp (RM 7.20). The spinach rice roll has a silky soft texture which has a crunchy texture prawns sandwiched in the roll and married with a light Soya Sauce. 

The third Dim Sum is the Steamed Charcoal Salted Egg Lava Bun (RM 6.89); We are sure that you would have eaten similar type of bun, but here the main different is the use of a charcoal bun, which has a special soft feel to the bun. 

The fourth and final Dim Sum is the Golden Crispy Apple Salad Prawns (RM 9.33); you would probably have tasted many Fried Salad Prawn Dumpling elsewhere but at Moon Palace, an apple based sauce is added in place of mayonnaise and again, this exudes out a different taste and perspective to this otherwise common Dim Sum.

Of course, Moon Palace Chinese Restaurant also has some of the traditional Dim Sum which has been given a slight twist and decor. We start off with the Steamed Dim Sum section which is the Steamed Pork Dumpling With Fish Roe (RM6.89).

One of the Dim Sum that I like to eat is the Chicken Feet. At Moon Palace, a new twist emerged as the Phoenix Feet is steamed with Egg Plant and Black Pepper (RM 6.15).

Next on; is a very eye pleasing Dim Sum which is the Steamed Golden Fish Prawn Dumpling (RM7.42). On reaching to the table, there is a real wow to see this beautifully decorated Dim Sum. It took awhile of glazing it before we taste it. 

After that, we tried the Signature Steamed Sesame Lotus Bun (RM 6.89).

For the Baked and Fried section; we had 5 different Dim Sum; the first of which is the Vietnamese Pan Fried Shrimp Roll With Mango (RM 9.01). Under this section; again the Chef offers their fare with some artistry put into each of this dish.

This is followed by the Deep Fried Avocado With Custard (RM 7.95). Wrap like a bird-nest; the filling consist of the custard with a piece of Avocado and deep fried to a crisp.

After that, we were served the Stir-Fried Radish Cake with Homemade XO sauce (RM 7.95). This dish was my son favourite, we like the texture of the radish with all the condiments used to stir fried it to the right charred. One of the extras; was the use of Chinese Sausage that gives it a more porky flavour; it was so delicious we had to order another plate.

followed by the Yam Bun (RM 6.89).

and lastly under this section is the Deep Fried Sweet Potato Roll (RM 6.89).

The next section that we tried is the BBQ, Rice, Noodle section; and under this section is where you can order the Roast Pork Belly (Siew Yok) and the BBQ Pork (Cha Siew). We truly like this dish as the Roast Pork Belly skin texture was crispy and crunchy while the meat has a very nice soft firm texture. 

The BBQ pork on the other hand; had a good balance of sticky caramel-charred on the outside while a succulent and tender meat on the inside with the right portion of fats.

We end our meal with the dessert section; here we were offered 2 desserts which the first is the Home Made Cotton Cake (RM6.15). We like the taste of this cake, as the texture was soft while the sweetness level was just nice. Coated with sprinkles of roasted coconut flakes it enhances the cake flavours with some slight coconut taste.

And the last dessert is the Crystal Sweet Potato Roll (RM6.15). Looks very much like a transparent marble.

At Moon Palace Chinese Restaurant there is a special Sunday and School Holiday Section i.e. the Dim Sum under this category are not served on other days. One of the special in this section that we tasted is the Crispy BBQ Pork Bun (RM 7.21). This bun is very popular in Hong Kong and there is a number of Dim Sum Restaurant mostly originating from Hong Kong which is already serving this bun. We like the crust of this bun which has a strong buttery taste and BBQ pork filling.

With more than 60 different type of Dim Sum served at Moon Palace Cheras Chinese Restaurant that will not only touch your heart(Dim Sum) but also your tummy and eyes as well.

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