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.
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.
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.
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.
The shrimp dumplings have a substantial amount of spinach that you could savor, not just for decoration purpose in most dumplings.
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”.
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.
The fish cake is Thai-cuisine-inspired with a whiff of lemon grass and a bit of chili.
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.
Chee cheong fun with prawn is flawless, especially when topped with this sumptuous shrimp paste.
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.
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