A jewel hidden at the Feast Village at the corner of the opened concourse of StarhillGallery; the restaurant by the name of Luk Yu Tea House offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant with the classical wooden windows, with the classical tablewares had capture our heart.
The interior comes with the focus on the olden Chinese atmosphere with the opulent and classical touch. It is such a perfect indulgence at anytime where you can crave the traditional and modern offerings of pork-free Chinese cuisine. Pop in a real teahouse experience to sip Chinese tea and nibble on typical Hong Kong dim sum and other Chinese favourites.
Their all day dim sum is available to be enjoyed. Now no worries of getting your dim sum where you can enjoy till the fullest at anytime in Luk Yu Tea House. Looking through the menu ; the affordable dim sums in Luk Yu Tea House doesn’t disappoint. Besides dim sums, they do serves a variety of ala-carte delights like , Double Boiled Black Chicken Soup with Figs and Red Dates, Braised Cod Fish in Superior Soup and more.
We started with Steamed Scallop Dumpling 鮮蝦帶子餃 (RM10.80). The delicious dim sum is being steamed with the well wrapped juicy scallops together with the bouncy shrimps in it. Each mouthful of the dumpling brings us with the juicy bites with the flavorful ingridients wrapped within.
Steamed Shanghainese Chicken Dumpling “Xiao Long Bao” 上海小籠包 (RM9.80) comes next where the skin is slightly thick compared to other Xiao Long Bao in town. Though it is slightly too thick; the flavors still maintained and the ooziness of the chicken brooth with a bite is sinfully good. I love it so much and it would be nice to add some black vinegar with the thinly slices of ginger together for the better taste.
Deep Fried Prawn and Mango Roll 香芒鮮蝦筒 (RM7.80) is where the prawns and the mango roll are being breadcrumb and deep fried till perfection. Well done with the crispiness and the bounciness of prawns in it. Not just that, the mango paste which is hidden beneath gives us a great refreshing zesty fruitiness in it.
Steamed Shark’s Fin Dumpling with Chinese Parsley 香茜魚翅餃 (RM10.80) is well presented luxuriously. Well wrapped and packed with the fresh shrimps and topped with shark fin on top. It is them garnished with the fish roe with it for more colors. Falling in love with the dim sums, the bouncy and juicy prawns is such a divine with the tiny fish roes swimming in the mouth. Yummz.
Some stir fried dishes which is recommended in Luk Yu Tea House is the Wok Fried Raddish Cake with Egg and Bean Sprout 香炒蘿蔔糕 (RM10.80). The plain flavor turnip cakes is being stir fried with the generous portion of chives, bean sprouts, preserved vegetables and egg. Well stir fried with the “wok hei” left in it; the Wok Fried Raddish Cake with Egg and Bean Sprout 香炒蘿蔔糕 is such a mouthwatering to look for here.
If you are looking for some mains in Luk Yu Tea House, do try their Wok Fried Prawns Coated with Chicken Floss and Mayonnaise Dressing 雞絲蝦毬 (RM39.00). The fresh prawns is being battered and it is then being deep fried till golden brown and served with the mayonnaise dressing. Sits together with the lovely prawns is the bed of chicken floss. The dish is just perfect and the chicken floss makes a perfect match with the mayoinnaise which complements well together. Delicious.
We ended with the Fried Noodles “Sang Mee” with King Prawns Topped with Egg Broth 滑蛋生蝦面 (RM48.00). The noodles is being deep fried till crispiness and it is then being drenched with a bed of creamy, rich egg broth.Topped with two huge halves king prawns with it. The crispiness is slightly tonned down when the gravy is drench over but it does brings us with the flavorful dish itself.
*This food review session is courtesy of Starhill Gallery and HungryGoWhere Malaysia. Thanks to Shing Yee from HungryGoWhere, and Angelina from Starhill Gallery for inviting us to Luk Yu Tea House*
LUK YU TEA HOUSE
Starhill Gallery 181,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur.
Contact: +603 – 2782 3850
Opening Hours :
Mon – Sat : 12pm – 11pm
Sun & Public Holidays : 10am – 11pm
Last Order: In-Restaurant Dining 10.45pm