Tucked in the heart of the Kuala Lumpur, Lai Po Heen is Mandarin Oriental’s gastronomical jewel. The restaurant specialises in classic Cantonese cuisine with a strong focus on some of the city’s best dim sum. A meal enjoyed here transports you to the great ancestral homes of 19th century Chinese tycoons, drawing your attention in with ornate chandeliers, rich white and gold tones, and high ceilings as illustrious chefs showcase their skills in an open kitchen.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? If you haven’t been yet, now’s the time to make a reservation and here’s why: Michelin-rated dim sum.
Lai Po Heen has invited a very special guest to create an array of dainty dim sum creations, and for a limited time only. Chef Tam To Ming hails from the one-Michelin-starred Yee Tung Heen at The Excelsior Hong Kong, known among locals as one of the best lunchtime dim sum spots.
Chef Tam was born and raised in Hong Kong, where he began his career over 20 years ago. Throughout his culinary journey, the chef found his passion in preserving the art of dim sum, tirelessly honing his skills. Chef Tam’s mouth-watering creations have earned him plentiful recognition and awards, including two significant awards in the Hong Kong Tourism Board’s Best of the Best Culinary Awards; Gold Award in 2015 and Silver Award in 2016.
Luckily for us KL-ites, a menu of specially crafted dim sum awaits. This extends to dishes like twin gold fish dumplings with chicken and abalone, kale dumplings with beetroot, deep fried dumplings with dried chicken and dried shrimp, and for dessert, green tea pan-fried pancakes with peanuts sesame and coconut flakes, as well as coconut and osmanthus jelly. Our highlights of the lunch or dinner experience are none other than the scallops dumplings with garlic, and steamed Okinawa purple potato buns.
Tuck into Chef Tam To Ming’s special dim sum creations at Mandarin Oriental’s Lai Po Heen from 17 to 21 October.