Thursday, May 16, 2013

Imperial Pot @ Solaris Dutamas

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.
Tel: 03-6412-6188
Open 9:30am-9:30pm daily, with break between 2:30pm-5:30pm.

44 comments:

  1. "Xiao long bao" here better? or ting dai feng's better?

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    1. 女飞侠: oh, it'll probably depend on personal preference. i like the flavor of the xlb here, but i think the skin might be slightly too thick for some customers =)

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    2. 女飞侠: welcome =)

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  2. Hi Sean, what an amazing place. The BBQ unagi puffs look and sound amazing! The food looks good.

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    1. Linda: oh yes, dim sum is quite a pleasure when it's done well! :D

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  3. Looking forward to checking them out this Saturday morning!

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    1. Missyblurkit: oooh, i hope you enjoy the dishes =)

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  4. a dim sum place in "publika"! A first! :)
    Oh wait..i think there's one in there somewhere?

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    1. TNG: ahh, there's actually a dim sum outlet called New Shanghai Legend in publika's chinese food court :D

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  5. Ooooo...all look exquisitely unique, different from the usual. Bet everything tastes great.

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    1. Suituapui: my faves were the unagi puffs and the avocado rolls! :D

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  6. Ooo...m-i-y-m BBQ unagi puffs...tats a sure winner for me =)

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    1. Ulric: yaaa, i think i could wallop a dozen of them in one sitting if given the choice :D

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    2. Or d calories, or d fat wallet lol:-P

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    3. cumncme: haha, correct on both counts! :D

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  7. I want to try that BBQ unagi puffs, it looks so yummy!

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    1. CK: it's one of my favorite things that i've eaten this month so far! :D

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  8. I'm looking at this, hungry, at 8:50 am, and all i have is hello panda to eat!

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    1. KY: oooh, hello panda can be quite addictive! ok, i'm replying this at 8:15pm, and i hope you had a good lunch and dinner! =)

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  9. i like the innovative dimsum idea!! but hope nevertheless they have gooooood traditional dimsum to seal the deal :D

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    1. AugustDiners: good point! i should return someday to try the rest of their very extensive menu here! :D

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  10. The dim sum here looks different! Special. "steamed bak kut teh soup dumplings" & "chee cheong fan" ..very creative!

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    1. Melissa: yaaa, i couldn't resist ordering the bak kut teh xiao long bao! :D

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  11. I am here now ! And was at bean depot yesterday:) thanks to u

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    1. Su-Yee: ooh, thanks for letting me know! and i'm glad you enjoyed beans depot! :D

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  12. Have to say all the special must try items I only favor the avocado roll . However the normal dim sum such as har GAO and Siew Mai is really fresh .

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    1. Su-Yee: sounds good! i should come back here to try their har kau and siew mai! and on weekends they have some specials that are not available on weekdays :D

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    1. Wong: heheh, ya, very interesting twists that work successfully! :D

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  14. BBQ unagi puffs sounds genius, innovative dim sum is the way forward :)

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeps, kudos to the chef! i really enjoyed every bite of the unagi puffs! =)

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  15. Ooo the dim sum here is pretty creative, definitely worth a visit! Your photos are really nice in this post too esp the first shot.

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    1. Baby Sumo: thanks! =) ya, places like this and the chinese restaurants at prince hotel and sheraton imperial definitely make dim sum a lot of fun! :D

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  16. Dutamas is a maze I haven't been able to solve yet T_T

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    1. KY: heh, it's very easy to get lost in this complex, ya (especially if we park in some unfamiliar basement) :D

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  17. Hi Sean,

    the chee cheong fan is in red color roll which similar with the restaurant at bangsar house of tang, but now the house of tang have no more, is it same taste?. between, where is it, is near by tenji that area or publika another block?

    Violet

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    1. Violet: yes, it's quite similar, since the chef is from House of Tang. this is in the complex where Publika is located, but it's facing the main road =)

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  18. Unagi puffs! Yum Yum!!

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  19. wah the BBQ unagi puffs looked divine. i thought it was a spare-ribs puff. hahah

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    1. Eiling: oh yeah, quite an ingenious twist! And the unagi turned out to be more satisfying than spare ribs!

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  20. My fav are the Deep fried Avocados, Unagi Puffs and Lau sar bun! The soups are very good too.

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    1. Kelly: ooh, ya, i agree about the unagi puffs and deep-fried avocados. haven't tried the soups, but maybe another time! :D

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