>> Feb 21, 2010
Sorry about the long hiatus. I was busy 'celebrating' Chinese New Year. Events that made this CNY a memorable one, some 'asshole' rammed my car while I was waiting for the traffic light to turn green. How someone can manage to hit a stationary car still amazes me. I guess there are retards driving on the road eh?
Another event would be that crazy stomach spasm that woke me up in the middle of the night due to 'food poisoning'. It was so pain that my uncle had to put in an IV line to administer anti-spasmodic and pain killer. So anyway, back to topic.
Whenever my father feels like eating dim sum on Sunday, I'll have to come The Emperor @ Sheraton Subang (currently taken over by Grand Dorsett Subang. I portray it as such a bad thing, when actually, the place isn't that bad itself. Sometimes, I'm just a little bored of visiting the same old place. I like pork, and this place only serves HALAL dim sum.
We started our meal with some of the fried / baked stuff.
We then proceeded to some of the steamed stuffed.
It would have made a remarkable dish if the siew mai was made out of pork. I would only give it a so-so since it was chicken. It was one of the best chicken siew mai that I've eaten though. The siew mai was priced at RM10.
Priced at RM11, the prawn dumplings fared better than the siew mai. The prawns were crunchy. As can be seen in the picture, the layer of 'skin' used to wrapped the prawns were so thin that it appears transculent. A good har gao can be determined on how fine the 'skin' of the har gao is. This dish didn't disappoint.
This is one of the better chicken char siew pau I've eaten. Although halal, it had that distinct sweet char siew taste. The pau was RM8 per 3 pieces.
Chinese people have the tendency to name dishes with cool names like dragon this and phoenix that. Sorry about the sucky picture, I assure you the dish turned out better than the picture. The chicken feet was seasoned well. If you are a fan of chicken feet, this dish would definitely not disappoint. The phoenix feet with black bean sauce was RM6.
Like I said earlier on, Chinese restaurants love giving such names to their food. I am still not quite sure what emperor style means. This dish wasn't anything exceptionally. It was priced at RM15.
This dish was okay. End of story.
If you are a fan of fried carrot cake in pasar malam, this dish would send you to heaven and back. This is a way superior version of the 'pasar malam' carrot cake. Fried with lots of egg, bean sprouts, 'chai poh' and some chilli, this dish is worth every cent of that RM14.
The porridge is alright. Nothing really special about it. It was priced at RM7.
This dish just couldn't do without pork. However, it didn't taste that bad.
All in all, the dishes that make us come back for more and more is no doubt their Fried Carrot Cake with XO sauce and their salad and cheese prawn rolls. For a halal restaurant serving dim sum, the chef sure did a remarkable job substituting chicken for pork.
I would have to give credit to the waiter and waitresses. I receive good service 4/5 times I visit this place. Occasionally when there is a function, the dim sum comes out cold which is very disappointing. Cold dim sum taste like crap. Enough said. As to that, all my dishes this time round were pipping hot when served. Hence, I would have to give this place an 8 for being one of the best halal dim sum place in town.
Restaurant Rating: 7.5/10
Pricing: About RM35 per person
*Ratings are based on ambience, service, value and food quality for the price you're paying. Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to The Emperor, Grand Dorsett Subang (Used to be known as Sheraton Subang)
Grand Dorsett Subang,
Jalan SS 12/1,
47500 Subang Jaya Selangor
Telephone number: 03 5031 6060
Lunch : 12 noon to 3.00pm
Dinner : 6.00pm to 10.30pm
Sundays and Public Holidays
Lunch : 10.00am to 3.00pm