Dim Sum @ The Emperor, Grand Dorsett Subang (used to be known as Sheraton Subang), Subang Jaya

>> 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.



Salad Prawns

Priced at RM12 a plate, the salad prawns eaten with a good dip of mayonnaise gives that nice cool crunchy feeling to one's palate. It is advisable to consume this dish while it is still warm and crunchy.



Deep Fried Prawn Roll with Cheese

Priced at RM12, this cheese prawn roll is just superb when consumed pipping hot. Careful not to burn your mouth on it. The melted cheese and succulent prawns wrapped with bean curd is just divine. I always had a thing for prawn and cheese.



Wu Kok

Stuff with yam and crispy on the outside, this dish has a good flavourful bite of meat in the inside. Priced at RM8 a plate, it sure is value for money. I would consider this to be one of the better wu kok around. Another good wu kok that I have tasted would be at SS3 pasar malam (every tuesday).



Egg Tart

Priced at RM7 for 3 pieces, this egg tart makes an excellent dessert. Although a tad bit pricey for just 3 pieces, I assure you that this egg tart is worth every bit spent on it. However, do note the egg tart is only nice when taken freshly baked.

We then proceeded to some of the steamed stuffed.



Siew Mai

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.



Har Gao (prawn dumplings)

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.



Char Siew Pau

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.



Phoenix Feet (chicken feet)

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.



Steamed Scallop Dumpling Emperor Style

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.



Steamed Fish Cake with Thai Sauce

This dish was okay. End of story.



Steamed Cheong Fun

The Cheong Fun at this place comes with a choice of scallops (RM15), prawns (RM12) or chicken char siew (RM8) stuffed in its core. The amazing thing about this dish is that nice slightly spicy sambal. Topping the cheong fun with some of that sambal does wonders to this dish. My brother is addicted to that sambal.



Stir Fried Carrot Cake with XO Sauce

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.



Pei Dan Chuk (century egg porridge with chicken)

The porridge is alright. Nothing really special about it. It was priced at RM7.



Loh Mai Kai

This dish just couldn't do without pork. However, it didn't taste that bad.



Roasted Duck

The duck was too fat for my liking. The skin wasn't that crispy as well. Nothing really great. Lots of good hawker stall would easily put this roasted duck to shame.

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)

Address:
The Emperor,
Grand Dorsett Subang,
Jalan SS 12/1,
47500 Subang Jaya Selangor

Contact:
Telephone number: 03 5031 6060

Opening hours:
Open Daily
Lunch : 12 noon to 3.00pm
Dinner : 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Sundays and Public Holidays
Lunch : 10.00am to 3.00pm

3 comments:

Nikel Khor February 22, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

wah..so so alot dim sum..love it..

from Nikel Khor

grace,  February 23, 2010 at 12:05 AM  

thanks for the update

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