Friday, October 16, 2015

Delicious Dim Sum at D'Shanghai (大上海) at KSL City Mall

Since the opening of D'Shanghai outlet at KSL City Mall last year, our family has been their frequent patron. Located at Level 2, the family-friendly restaurant provides nice seating and oriental style ambiance where we can rest our feet and enjoy our meal.

Typically, it feels and looks like dining at Crystal Jade or Tim Ho Wan but at a more affordable pricing where we can order and eat to our hearts content. Dim sum price ranges from RM4 plus onward which is really affordable!

At D'Shanghai, Xiaolongbao (小笼包) is their key highlight. Traditionally steamed in small bamboo baskets, it is often referred to as soup dumplings. The children always have fun finding ways to slurp all the soup within that is oozing out whenever they take a bite.

Signature Xiaolongbao (灌汤小笼包) - rm4.20

Compared to the Signature Xiaolongbao, I would give my vote to Rice Wine Xiaolongbao as it has wine incorporated within the soup, adding more fragrance and flavour.

Rice Wine Xiaolongbao (醉酒小笼包) - rm5.20

Steamed Liu Sha Bao (皇朝流沙包) is Gladys' personal favourite. She can finish them all by herself and ask for more! The mixture of egg custard and salted duck egg's yolk flows out of the bun like golden sand and she adores seeing the 'lava' flows.

Steamed Liu Sha Bao (皇朝流沙包) - rm5.80

Steamed rice rolls (猪肠粉) is a dish well-like by adults and children which we will usually order whenever we have dim sum. At D'Shanghai, apart from the conventional ones with char siew and prawns fillings, they also have it with U-Char Kuih and Carrot, Yam & Yam bean. We ordered chef recommendation - steamed rice rolls with smoked duck (薰鸭肠粉) where the rice roll skin is thin, soft and chewy. The entire flavour and taste is sweetened and enhanced with the smoked duck fillings and rice rolls dipped in soy sauce.

Steamed rice rolls with smoked duck (薰鸭肠粉) - rm6.80

Steamed Chinese Style layered cake looks simple and plain but I really love its sweetness and spongy texture. Another chef recommendation that you can try.

Steamed Chinese Style Layered Cake (奶皇马拉糕)- rm5.20

Porridge is a delectable dish acceptable by young and adult. It is a comfort food where we can indulge in at any time of the day. I always love the Cantonese style congee where it is smooth and gooey.

Century Egg with Pork Porridge (皮蛋瘦肉粥) - rm4.20

While many may give this a miss since it can be rather filling, I will usually order 1 for all to share. 

Lotus Leaf Rice (腊味荷叶饭) - rm5.20

Other steamed dim sum

Shanghai Dumpling (上海餃子王)

Normally I don't fancy fried dim sum but there are always exceptions. Let's take a look at D'Shanghai fried dim sum selection.

Not a big fan of red bean but Red Bean Paste Pancake is one that I always love and look forward to ordering! The warm, sweet paste within the thin crispy skin is absolutely heavenly for me,

Red Bean Paste Pancake (豆沙锅饼) - rm5.20

Personally, I thought this dim sum looks interesting. Did not really feel the taste of avocador strongly but I like that it was not too oily plus the kids had fun peeling and tasting the noodle-like crust.

Fried Avocador Rolls (龙须奶油果卷) - rm8.80

I saw the prawn filling but not so much for the mango. Would love to see more addition of mango to have a sense of how it should actually taste like.

Mango Prawn Roll (香芒鲜虾筒) - rm6.80

A single big dumpling within the herbal soup. Lots of filling within the dumpling once you break it open. I find it a little too overwhelming for my liking and could not finish it.

Steamed Soup dumpling (霸王灌汤饺) - rm9.80

Initially I was not so keen on giving this a try as it looks like eating sheets of plastic. After a mouthful of fried fen pi, I take my words back. It has a unique taste and texture which is alluring. After one bite, I kept on going for more.

Shanghai Fried Fen Pi (上海炒粉皮) - rm9.80

We would love to be back to try the other dim sum at D'Shanghai. It is a convenient and affordable option where families and friends can sit down for a nice dim sum treat.

D'Shanghai (大上海)
Address: 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, L2-132, KSL City, 80250, Johor Bahru, Johor
GPS: 1.486196, 103.76279


Mummy Kless said...

Passed by this restaurant many times but have never tried. Looks good! Next time I go to KSL Mall, I'll be sure to try it. :)

Unknown said...

Looks like a good place to eat but we hardly venture out to JB. Maybe one of these days.....

Cynthia said...

Did I read rice wine xiaolong bao?! And that Liu Sha Bao seems delicious! Will go there when we are around that area. Thanks for sharing!

Phoebe said...

Long queue during peak hours so you may wish to drop by earlier. :)

Hello, Mrs Tan said...

WOW thanks for this post!!! I must ask my hubby to bring us there. 4.80RM dim sum, can really eat until explode! :D

May said...

Wah I'm so hungry now! Why are you always in Johor? You live there?

Phoebe said...

Yup. it is quite nice for a short staycation :)

Phoebe said...

I find the dimsum appetizing :) Plus its more affordable and we get to try lots of variety there. quite a good deal

Phoebe said...

:) Yup! it is a good deal plus we are seated comfortably in an air condition restaurant. We can eat to our hearts content without worrying about our pockets.

Phoebe said...

hahaa.. I don't stay there but we don't have the budget to fly so can only drive in for holidays :)

qi said...

Wow! Food looks really yummy! And they are so affordable too!

Vivien @ Beautiful Chaos

Collin Chow said...

I just have to say... I AM DAMN HUNGRY now man.. Why did you torture me now hahahaaa.. I haven't been to Malaysia for a long time. I will definitely take note of this place at KSL

alwayssayaprayer said...

It's really so much cheaper considering the exchange rate now! Sad, we hardly go there. I love dim sum so much!

Pooja Kawatra said...

This is totally yummy and i am drooling over dim sum. Actually quite hungry writing here after these photos.

May said...

Malaysian tourism board should have you as ambassador blogger for them lor. I now know so many cool paces in jb because of u!

Ai Sakura said...

Mmm looks good but too bad it's in JB!! We hardly go there. Hope they open an outlet in SG soon :)

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Liang said...

Do they open for breakfast (早茶)?

Phoebe said...

Yup. A good place to be for dimsum

Phoebe said...

Hahah.. Maybe you can plan for a staycation with your family :)

Phoebe said...

I believe they open around 10 or 11am as it is within the shopping mall which only opens at 10am

Liang said...

Many thanks

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