This is the first time I came across a Pork Free Dim Sum restaurant, Restoran Oriental Maju Palace located at the 5th Floor of Maju Junction Mall, Jalan Sultan Ismail. To get there, simply drive up the parking at Maju Junction Mall as the entrance to the restaurant is within the parking area. Or you can park at the basement and take the lift up and after all the dim sum galore, some walking would do you good
I reckoned that Maju Palace is no stranger for family and friends gathering, business meet ups, and wedding or anniversary banquets as such delicacies is known to be non-halal most of the time and this Restaurant is known for its Pork Free Chinese cuisine. Now everyone can enjoy Chinese delicacies.
You can either opt to order from the ala carte menu or select your dishes from the counters which is arranged like a buffet line. This is easily noticed when you enter the Restaurant.
When I arrived the Restaurant, this table was almost packed with all the dim sum! And if you think that the above is all we’re having, you’re mistaken as there were another portion of different dim sums for us to sample on the other table, which is similarly packed as this.
Well, what else can I say? LET’S EAT ALL THE FOOD!!!
The Restaurant serves variety of sauces to compliment their dim sum and noodles. Among all the sauces, I like the one top far left – hot dried chilli oil which goes very well with almost everything. The top three sauces are specially made by the Restaurant’s Chef.
The Restaurant serves varieties of steamed dim sum. Here we have the Har Kao, Chives Dumpling with XO Sauce, Giant Fish Ball and Yunan-style Siew Mai. The Har Kao is a delish! You get to feel the bouncy prawn in your mouth as soon as bite into this!
The Spinach Dumplings is also yummy. Every ingredients used in the Restaurant are fresh and of premium quality so that patrons are rest assured with their intake.
The Char Siew Bao is as good as a pork version!
One humongous Bao! Rich with fillings and definitely a must have here.
The Salted Egg Custard Buns or better known as Liu Sha Bao is a must have here as well. The buns are served straight from the kitchen and we were advised to take extra precautious not to put the whole bun into our mouth but to spread it open first to let the filling cool down.
This is the ultimate must must have in this Restaurant. The Water Chestnut Cake or better known as Ma Tai Gou is simply delicious. The texture of the cake is soft yet crispy on the edge and tasted sweet and has a very nice fragrant.
Here we have the deep fried selections of dim sums. There are a wide varieties to choose from and all is good!
Highly recommend this Deep-fried Shredded Duck and Chives with Beancurd Skin. The succulent duck is yummy!
This is another must have, Deep Fried Fishcake which is paired with the green condiment.
Freshly Pan-Fried Radish Cake cooked upon order. Everything they serve here is freshly made upon order to maintain the freshness of their cooking.
Instead of eating the Radish Cake on its own, one can opt for this Fried Radish Cake where the radish cake is cut into cubes and fried with chai poh, bean sprouts and spring onions.
In between our dim sum feast, we had some Golden Crispy Shimeiju Mushrooms and Fried Whitebait with Salt and Pepper to snack around.
Interesting presentation of Deep-Fried Vegetarian Rolls.
As mentioned earlier, ingredients used in this Restaurant are all fresh and of premium quality. Here we get to witness how fresh the river carp is before it is cooked!
A very delicious Poached River Carp Medallions served in clear fish broth and bean sprouts and garnished with ginger, chili and spring onion.
The one thing I normally look forward when having dim sum is none other than porridge. As a born porridge lover, I have to admit that their porridge here (of many varieties) are awesome!
A before and after red crab
Served in a bowl with a crab welcoming you to dig in is such a big temptation and at the same time, I do feel sorry for the crab. LOOK AT THOSE EYES!
Apart from dim sum varieties, soups, porridge, they also serve noodles of many types. Here, we have the Braised Noodles Village style.
For those who seeks for fresh water prawns, do order the Fresh Water Prawns Noodles as the noodles are greatly Q and prawn is needless to say, Fresh.
For something thicker and richer, try the Curry Fresh Water Prawns. The curry itself is very good and if not for all the dim sums I had earlier, I could easily lick every drop off this bowl!
The Double Boiled Superior Soup with Beef and Enoki Mushrooms is also highly recommended. Fragrantful and flavourful broth with enoki mushrooms wrapped with sliced beef!
Of pie and tarts! Each and every one above is worth having. Fresh pastries and delicious fillings.
After all the fried food above, a cool Lemon Grass Jelly works wonders to the throat.
The Steamed Egg with Bird Nest is Maju Palace’s signature dessert. Such a luxious dessert to have! With egg custard topped with bird nest.
With so much intake, the ginger soup with sesame glutinous rice ball is such a tummy warming dessert. Comforting the bloatful Michelines.
Needless to say, for every dishes we sampled, almost everything is highly recommended. Now, if my anyone asks for suggestions for a Pork Free Dim Sum restaurant or Chinese restaurant, I’ll highly recommend Maju Palace Restaurant. Suitable for our Malay friends
Maju Palace Restaurant
Level 5 Maju Junction Mall
1001 Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03- 2691 8822
Fax : 03- 2691 3822