Dimsum-body Say Dim Sum?
Typically served in bamboo steamers or small plates, dim sum are bite-sized delicacies that are extremely hard to resist. While there aren't many spots around Klang Valley that serve halal dim sum, we've done the research for you and compiled a list of 9 restaurants that serve up delicious, Muslim-friendly, and pork-free dim sum that can be enjoyed by everyone. Some even offer all-you-can-eat dim sum buffets for those who can't get enough siew mai and har gao! Time to ajak your friends and family for a dim sum date.
Disclaimer: some of the restaurants listed in this article are not Halal-certified, but they are all no pork no lard eateries that use only halal ingredients in their dishes.
Best Halal Dim Sum Restaurants In KL
1. Lai Po Heen, Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental's Lai Po Heen specializes in classic Cantonese delicacies and dim sum specialties. Housed in an elegantly-decorated space with high ceilings, ornate chandeliers, big round tables, and beautiful parquet flooring, it's the perfect venue for a special meal with friends or family. With an open-kitchen concept, you'll get to catch a glimpse of their chefs as they effortlessly prepare fresh and delicious dim sum for you. Add on a mouthwatering Beijing roasted duck as a centrepiece to an unforgettable meal!
- Address: Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
2. Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel
Shangri-La Hotel's Shang Palace is another classy venue that will make you feel like royalty dining in a chic palace. Besides the ordinary dim sum items, they also serve sophisticated bites with premium ingredients that are crafted to elevate your dining experience! From abalone siu mai to crystal prawn dumplings with black truffles and steamed seafood dumplings with bird nest, this place is perfect for impressing your loved ones. Book your Shang Palace dim sum set on Klook and enjoy 10% off your bill! Choose between 2 menus available that come with delicious fresh shrimp dumplings, char siu bao, mini egg tarts, spring rolls, and more.
- Address: Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur, 11, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
3. Dodo Dim Sum & Bowls
Dodo Dim Sum & Bowls offers the best of both worlds - delicious, authentic dim sum as well as a yummy selection of Thai dishes. This way you can pair your spicy chicken feet, curry siew mai, salted egg custard paus and BBQ chicken buns with a hearty bowl of boat noodles or some thai fried rice. If you're an adventurous eater, make sure you give their Chicken Kerabu a try - these purple dumplings are generously filled with lemongrass, ginger torch flower, and chicken. If you're looking to satisfy your dim sum cravings in a laid-back, casual space, here's the spot to be!
- Address: outlets in Subang Parade, Tropicana Gardens Mall, JUMPA @ Sungei Wang
4. Dolly Dim Sum
Dolly Dim Sum is one of the most popular dim sum outlets in Klang Valley. Enjoy dim sum goodness all day long in their chic, beautifully-decorated restaurants! Some must-order dishes at Dolly Dim Sum include their golden fish crackers, ebiko siew mai, and har gao dumplings. For those who enjoy some spice, their spicy szechuan dumplings and spicy chicken feet will definitely tingle and satisfy your spice-loving tastebuds.
- Address: outlets in Avenue K, NU Sentral, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Putra Mall, IOI City Mall, Sunway Pyramid, The Curve, and KL East Mall
5. Yu by Ruyi, The Gardens Mall
Brought to you by the award-winning Chinese restaurant Ruyi & Lyn, Yu by Ruyi offers beautifully-crafted pork-free dim sum that look too cute to be eaten. Order a giant dim sum basket filled with delicate dim sum items from seafood-filled sakura prawn dumplings to goldfish-shaped dumplings, salted egg yolk hedgehog buns, charcoal custard buns, gula melaka honeycomb cake, and more. Items are also available ala carte, and they also have a lot of other Chinese dishes worth trying!
- Address: G-243 Riverview Entrance The Gardens Mall, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
6. Mohd Chan Dim Sum
For those who enjoy Chinese food, you'll likely be familiar with the famous Mohd Chan Chinese Muslim Restaurant that has been serving up deliciously halal comfort food since 2007. To cater to Muslim dim sum lovers, they have opened up three dedicated dim sum outlets in Sunway GEO, MyTown, and Subang Parade! Enjoy over 30 steamed and fried dim sum such as chicken siew mai, Shanghai dumplings, egg tarts, lotus leaf rice, and more. For those looking for a no-frills dim sum experience, this one's for you.
- Address: outlets in Sunway GEO, MyTown Shopping Centre, and Subang Parade
7. DIN by Din Tai Fung
Opened up by the popular Taiwanese franchise Din Tai Fung, DIN by Din Tai Fung is a dream-come-true for Muslim dim sum lovers and non-pork eaters. The star of their menu is none other than their signature, world-renowned Xiao Long Bao (house specialty soup dumplings) that come in three different flavours - chicken, lamb, and sambal chicken. If you've never had Xiao Long Bao before, make sure you don't get too excited and bite into your first piece too quickly! These yummy soup dumplings are filled with broth inside - the tip is to place your dumpling on a spoon and poke a hole with your chopstick so you don't make a mess. ;)
- Address: outlets in Suria KLCC and NU Sentral
8. Opium KL, Changkat
Voted as one of the most alluring restaurants in Bukit Bintang, Opium KL serves up delicious Asian cuisine with a twist. Besides inventive Asian dishes such as Curry Spaghetti and Angus Beef Rendang, they are also popular for their all-day dim sums and also offer really affordable dim sum buffets from time-to-time. Head over for lunch and book your discounted Set Lunch vouchers on Klook that come with 1 main course of your choice, 2 dim sum bites, and free flow ice lemon tea for just RM53!
Disclaimer: Opium KL is a pork-free establishment, though they do serve cocktails and alcohol.
- Address: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur.
9. Chynna, Hilton Hotel
Located in Hilton Hotel, Chynna specializes in delicate Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisine. Their range of carefully-crafted dim sum items brought to you by a team of talented chefs are made with only premium ingredients - get your dim sum filled or topped with black truffles, sliced abalone, steamed Australian scallop, and even caviar! Housed in a beautifully-decorated space, it's a perfect restaurant for special meals with friends or family.
- Address: Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Level 5, 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.