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October 18, 2012

Maju Palace Restaurant

Working at my new workplace makes me a frustrated being because I can’t get access to pork. Even char kuay teow here is halal. And lard is the key to my temporary happiness. I kid you not. I used to kid myself into thinking I could live without pork. #denial

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However, I can live (happily) with the halal dim sum at Maju Palace Restaurant. In fact, the dim sum here is tastier than many non halal dim sum places in Klang Valley. And there’s a 30% discount on food items during weekends. All the more reason for me to visit.

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Deep Fried Eggplant with Chicken Floss

We ate so much, it’s easier for me to tell you which items I didn’t like. But I have more common sense than to get labelled as a “catalogue-r” so here goes:

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Deep Fried White Bait Fish with Salt & Pepper

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‘Siew Mai’ Yunan Style

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Chives Dumpling with XO Sauce

The ‘Siew Mai’ Yunan Style (RM 7) and Chives Dumpling with XO Sauce (RM 7) were good. Very nicely shaped with a generous amount of filling.

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Imperial ‘Har Kau’

The Imperial ‘Har Kau’ (RM 8) however, was inconsistent. rif had a good one, while mine broke when I lifted it with my chopstick. I blame this partly on my terrible chopstick skills.

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Deep Fried Prawns Dumpling

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Steamed ‘Cheong Fun’ with Crispy Prawn

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Deep Fried Shredded Duck & Chives with Beancurd Skin

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Large ‘Bao’

Chris and I shared an inside joke on “pau” earlier that morning, so when the Large ‘Bao’ (RM 8) and Char Siew Bao (RM 6) arrived, I burst out laughing. Pau jokes aside, the big pau was tasty. I’ve always liked big pau because to me, the bigger the pau casing, the more things you can put in it. :mrgreen:

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Char Siew Bao

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Braised Egg Noodles Village Style

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Fish Ball

Cod Fish Roll with Salted Egg Yolk (RM8) was wicked stuff. As was the Deep Fried Eggplant with Chicken Floss (RM12). A beer would be perfect with these two. Deep Fried White Bait Fish with Salt & Pepper (RM16) tasted like fried ikan bilis, but meatier.

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Poached River Carp Medallion

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Water Chestnut Cake

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Crispy Vegetarian Roll

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Stir Fried Radish Cake

Stir Fried Radish Cake (RM6) was yummy despite the absence of pork lard. I’m biased against pork free dishes, but this radish cake had a good wok hei and boasted charred tasty edges.

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Cod Fish Roll with Salted Egg Yolk

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Shredded Chicken & Snow Creek Vegetable Porridge

Porridge is a must-try here, especially the Shredded Chicken & Snow Creek Vegetable Porridge (RM8). As an anti-porridge person, this had me cleaning my bowl. Also good was the Red Crab Porridge (RM15); sweet in flavour with a silken rich texture.

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Red Crab Porridge

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Fresh Water Prawn with ‘Hor Fun’ in Superior Prawn Soup

I’m a huge fan of the Fresh Water Prawn with ‘Hor Fun’ in Superior Prawn Soup (RM25). This is my regular order whenever I dine at the any Oriental Group restaurant. The broth is richly flavoured and sweet from the prawn stock. There is also the sang mee version, but I like the hor fun better.

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Sang Mee version

The Fresh Water Prawns in Clay Pot Indonesian Style (RM25) was a knockout for me. Spicy, creamy and robust in flavour, every sip of the broth was a mouthwatering experience. Some might find this too rich for their liking.

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Fresh Water Prawns in Clay Pot Indonesian Style

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Double Boiled Superior Soup with Beef & Enoki Mushroom in Japanese Paper Wok

A light alternative is the Double Boiled Superior Soup with Beef & Enoki Mushroom in Japanese Paper Wok (RM28). It’s never fun to ear dim sum alone as the more, the merrier. I dined with a group of 10 so it was a meal filled with laughter and friendly jabbers.

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Salted Egg Custard Buns

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Lemon Grass Jelly

Who would have thought … a glutton like me was too full to eat dessert. I sneaked a bite of Ken’s Lemon Grass Jelly (RM8) and shared a Steamed Egg with Bird’s Nest (RM15) with rif. And a nibble of Maju Palace’s very lovely durian mooncakes.

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Egg Tarts

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Aloe Vera Tart

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Durian Mooncake

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Steamed Egg with Bird’s Nest

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Glutinous Rice Dumpling in Soya Bean

Thank you Chris, for extending the invitation to me. I really enjoyed the pau talk. :D For more information about Maju Palace Restaurant and Oriental Group of Restaurants, visit the official website here.

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Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 6.5/10 (30% discount on weekends)
Food: 6.5/10 (halal)
Verdict: Good halal dim sum, reasonable prices. You MUST try the fresh water prawn hor fun!

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Maju Palace Restaurant
Level 5 Maju Junction Mall
1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03- 2691 8822

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15 Responses

  1. ulric

    Based on ur review, I might take my parents here on weekends for some dim sum goodness…halal is not a prob for us as long as it rocks! =)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yeah, it’s good for halal dim sum. :D

      1. ulric

        Sorry…just wanna ask….the 30 % discount off the dim sum menu…is it limited to certain dishes or menu?

        1. Bangsar Babe

          30% discount on all dishes. But just to confirm, give them a call.

  2. jenny ng

    Interesting dim sum variety

    1. Bangsar Babe

      They have a good selection. You should give them a try.

  3. I think I want both the freshwater prawn dishes! Who cares about high cholesterol :P

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahahaha! YOU of all people don’t need to worry about cholesterol. ;)

  4. When you list out all the photos here, it’s really a whole LOT of stuff we had that day, haha! What a feast! We’ll talk about paus again later ;-)

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Actually hor, I didn’t put 5 more pictures. We had more than what you see in this post. Will upload on FB. Hahahaha…I look forward to the pau talk. :P

  5. Kash

    Unbelievable…so much of choice!!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      I know right?? I can’t wait to go back for weekend dim sum. :D

  6. cripes, this is enough dim sum to feed a village lah! everything looks quite tasty. and this place is only a 10-minute walk from my office :D

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Hahaha you can walk there! :P

  7. awesome!!! been searching for halal dim sum in awhile!!! now i know where to get it!! thanks so much for the info…

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