Devotees of dim sum can do a happy dance at Imperial Pot, where fun varieties of these heart-touching temptations are now available from morning through nightfall.
Imperial Pot furnishes all the essentials from "siew mai" to "har kau," but the kitchen won't stop there. The menu's littered with lots of inventive interpretations, like "chee cheong fan" constructed with organic red rice rolls coiled around plump prawns & crispy kataifi pastry.
"Xiao long bao" gets a makeover here, christened "steamed bak kut teh soup dumplings" (RM8.80 before taxes), a moniker earned through the herbal porky broth that brims within, supplying an intriguingly different flavor from versions elsewhere.
Imperial Pot's chef has cooked since his early teens & toiled at outlets like the late, lamented House of Tang in One Bangsar. His deep-fried avocado rolls rank among KL's best, flavorful with a creamy-hot filling & crunchy-not-oily wrapping.
The piece de resistance: BBQ unagi puffs (RM12.80). Melt-in-the-mouth savoriness, marvelous enough to haunt our dreams for months _ maybe even years _ to come.
Chrysanthemum-Ginseng & Water Chestnut-Sugarcane beverages.
Imperial Pot Hong Kong Dim Sum @ Solaris Dutamas (not exactly Publika),
A1-UG1-03, Solaris Dutamas, Kuala Lumpur.
Facing the main road, somewhere above Ante Kitchen.
Open 9:30am-9:30pm daily, with break between 2:30pm-5:30pm.