Last week during the school holidays, we took the kids to Sheraton Imperial KL for a weekend getaway. We bumped into Celestial Court's restaurant manager, Ray while we were dining in Essence and he mentioned that they were introducing a new dim sum menu the following day (4 June 2012).
Talk about good timing. I have made plans to bring them for dim sum here after we checked out, so it was a good opportunity for us to try their new offerings. You can read about our previous visit here.
They have made additions to the old menu, maintaining some of the popular items. We tried 4 new dim sum items as well as some from the old menu.
There's no escaping the scallop dumpling.. :P It is served with shrimp and topped with salmon roe (ikura). We loved it - plump, juicy prawns with a sizeable scallop and beautiful translucent skin tinted with spinach. Baby C liked the ikura so much that she took them off the top (off all 3) and placed them on her plate to enjoy slowly.
Scallop dumplings with shrimp and spinach topped with salmon roe (RM15)
We also tried the Prawn and Banana rolls served with wasabi-mayo (RM16). This was off their deep fried items section. Again, juicy prawns nicely married with the banana (sweet-savoury). I did however find the wasabi to be overpowering - this is not a dish for kids as well, unless your kids are fond of wasabi.
The steamed crab meat dumplings with asparagus (RM13) was good, however a little ordinary compared to other dim sum items we have tried here.
The fluffy pastry with chilli crab meat (RM15) had flaky pastry with a spicy filling. I liked it, though I wouldn't have minded slightly more crabmeat filling :)
Our kids loves the siew mai and charcoal bun here, they had this during their past 2 visits too. The siew mai comes in a portion of 4, notice there's only 3 left in the photo - yeah, Baby D grabbed one as soon as it arrived at our table! After he finished his first one, he took another one - leaving mummy with ... none! He somehow got his hands on daddy's mini abalone too. :P Btw, now that I look back at my previous visit, the siew mai is topped with tobiko now instead of ikura. Am delighted to see my kids happily eating their food.
Siew mai topped with mini braised abalone (RM13)
The charcoal soft bun with salted egg yolk and custard filling (RM12) is another huge hit with my family. Still good the third time around - a must order for us.
We ended our meal with my kids favorite dessert, the pandan paste sesame ball served with Teochew yam paste (RM11), affectionately known as "ball ball" to my kids. The ball-ball was also as delicious as we remembered it.
Baby D... all smiles :)
The current dim sum menu as well as full set of photos can be viewed in my Facebook album here.
Read about our previous visit to Celestial Court here.
Opening times: Monday - Saturday, 12.00 pm - 2.30 pm; Sunday and Public Holidays, 10.00 am - 2.30 pm, Dinner (daily) 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm.
Price: Total bill was RM60.90 after 50% discount with the Starwood Privilege card.
Location: Celestial Court, Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 -2717 9988
GPS Coordinates: 3.158813, 101.700203