The Ming Room, BSC @ KL

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Bangsar Kuala Lumpur

The Ming Room at Bangsar Shopping Centre (BSC) serves delectable dim sum dishes that test patrons tenacity and patience especially on weekends, and I see many patrons are accepting the challenge, waiting as-a-matter-of-fact-ly for an empty table.  If you would like to eat at The Ming Room during weekends, it is a must that you make a reservation or be prepared to wait.  We were told even if we made a reservation, we might still need to wait.      

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So after 2 attempts, we finally had a chance to eat at the restaurant.  We made a reservation a day in advance, waited for our turn and witnessed a bit of chaos with the constant influx of patrons and the speedy clearing of the tables.

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It was worth the wait as some of their dishes are superb.  Char siew pork is irresistible because the meat is mostly lean with just a bit of fat and lightly charred with an even coating of sticky sweet soy sauce.

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Roast pork is an unforgettable dish that I am willing to sacrifice my diet plans for.  Diced longitudinally and uniformly, this roast pork is a harmonious balance of crunchy skin, tender fat and juicy meat.  The skin is porous and so crunchy it’s almost like eating cookie.

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The shrimp dumplings have a substantial amount of spinach that you could savor, not just for decoration purpose in most dumplings.

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The glutinous rice is another one of my favorite – wrapped in lotus leaf in a squarish parcel with egg yolk, Chinese sausage, chestnut and pork that has some of its fats almost in melting stage seeping their way through the glutinous rice.  It’s quite a big parcel, probably three times the size of the usual “lo mai  gai”.

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These fried yam balls are not oily at all and have a light coating, encasing a soft yam layer and a pinch of meat filling.

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The fish cake is Thai-cuisine-inspired with a whiff of lemon grass and a bit of chili.

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The fishballs are a bit different from the usual one with some black, thread-like pieces – I am guessing it’s from yam but I couldn’t quite discern any yam flavors.

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Chee cheong fun with prawn is flawless, especially when topped with this sumptuous shrimp paste.

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The fried radish cake is hearty and gorgeously presented where the cake is charred lightly, accompanied with yellow eggs, white bean sprouts, green scallions and red chili flakes – although the texture of the cake is too mushy and not too distinctive.

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Here are two more dishes – “har gow” and dumplings with shark-fin-look-alikes, but pictures only as I didn’t get to try them.  6 people and 3 pieces – something’s gotta give.

More Info
The Ming Room Official Website
Address: 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 KL
Tel: 03 – 2284 8822

Opening Hours :
Mondays to Fridays 11.00 am – 3.00 pm, 6.00 pm – 11.00 pm
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 6.00 pm – 11.00 pm

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  1. Choi Yen

    Those dim sums look decadent and I guess the price range must be on higher side 😛
    PS: the black thread-like pieces in the fish ball might be the “fatt choy”?

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