Dolly Dim Sum Avenue K Review
Everyone is now buzzing Tim Ho Wan in Mid Valley but a few weeks ago, another dim sum restaurant was opened in Kuala Lumpur too. By the same owner of Fresca Mexican restaurant, Dolly Dim Sum is located at ground floor (same restaurant with Fresca) in Avenue K (opposite KLCC/Petronas Twin Towers).
Avenue K has rebranded itself as a food haven with a quite a few good restaurants and the Taste Enclave food court but most of them are NON-Halal. It is no surprise that Dolly Dim Sum is Pork Free offering a great option for their Muslim customers.
The crowd during lunch hour is madness. I waited for almost 15 minutes for a seat with my friend.
The restaurant is shared with Fresca as I mentioned earlier and the restaurant offers a very clean and stunning atmosphere.
If you are going to have dim sum, it is best paired with Chinese Tea. Puer is priced at RM 3.50 per person and there are also other Chinese teas available such as Expo Fo Shou, Expo Lan Hua Siang, Shui Xian, Qi Li Xian and many more. These are good quality Chinese tea.
Siew Mai (RM 8.80)
Since this is a pork free restaurant, their siew mai is made of chicken instead of pork with prawn and mushroom.
Steamed Beef Ball (RM 8.50)
Steamed Beef Ball might not be a common dim sum in Malaysia but they are popular in dim sum scene in Hong Kong and Australia. It is freshly ground beef ball with aged mandarin peel (beancurd skin).
Spicy Szechuan Dumpling (RM 9.50)
Their spicy Szechuan Dumpling comes with four dumpling. The name Szechuan is a popular area in China for its sour and spicy “Ma Po Taufu (Beancurd)”. The dumpling stuffed with prawns and chicken is dunked in their own tangy spicy sauce.
Crystal Prawn Dumpling (RM 8.50)
Crystal Prawn Dumpling or not so fancy name of “Har Kau” comes with three pieces. Filled with tasty fresh prawns and its translucent skin, crystal prawn dumpling is a beauty.
Wasabi Prawn Dumpling (RM 8.80)
Deep fried wasabi marinated prawn dumpling compliment with lemon sauce mayonnaise. This is a good combination as I love the wasabi after taste but I prefer to have more wasabi.
Glutinous Rice Parcel (Loh Mai Kai) RM 6.50
Their non-pork version comes with sliced chicken, sliced abalone and mushroom. This is a common dish in dim sum restaurants but I must say this is enjoyable.
Pan Fried Radish Cake (RM 8.50)
Pan Fried Radish Cake with sun dried shrimp (har mai) and dried scallops. I always love to order this while many prefer the stir fried version of radish cake. Good taste and I love the hints of “har mai” and dried scallops.
Overall, the dim sum in Dolly Dim Sum is above average. I still prefer pork version as the taste tend to differ for pork-free food. However, for a pork free dim sum, this consider as a very good dim sum restaurant especially with the taste similar to the usual Chinese dim sum. The price is reasonably high due to the crazy high rental in Avenue K and also the amount of people working in the restaurant. Undeniably, the service is good and the ambiance is cozy.
If you fancy Chinese dim sum and you want it pork free, you can visit Dolly Dim Sum in Avenue K.
Pictures are captured with Samsung Galaxy S5.
This is not a sponsored meal, my friend paid for the lunch. Thanks Jenifer.Instagram
Dolly Dim Sum Avenue K Address:
Ground Floor, Avenue K, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur