Top 6 Spots To Get Dumplings in KL
Dumplings, also known as shui jiao or jiao zi, have different meat and vegetable fillings wrapped in thin layers of dough. There are multiple methods to prepare the dish, which includes having the dumplings steamed, fried, or cooked in soups. While many Chinese restaurants serve this traditional dish, not all dumplings can satisfy our fussy taste buds. Today, we will be listing the top spots in KL that serves delicious dumplings.
6 Best Dumplings in KL:
1. Din Tai Fung
When you think of authentic Chinese cuisines, Din Tai Fung must be one of the restaurants that crosses your mind. This restaurant specialises in steamed dumplings that rarely disappoint their customers. In fact, in 1993, it was awarded as the top ten gourmet restaurants in the world!
When you’re there, make sure you try out the signature soup dumplings (xiao long bao)! There are multiple choices of fillings for this dish, including pork, crab roe, truffle, and chicken. Each of which has steaming and flavorful soup that fills the dumpling to its brim. The dish is typically served with a traditional dipping: ginger slices soaked in black vinegar.
Don’t forget to try the steamed shrimp or pork dumplings that are equally delicious. To cater for vegetarians, Din Tai Fung also prepares mushroom dumplings that come in appetising green outer layers. Visit their website to find out more!
Address: Lot 6.01.05, Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Bukit Bintang Street, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.
11a.m. – 9:45p.m. (Monday – Friday)
10:30a.m. – 9:45p.m. (Saturday)
10a.m. – 9:45p.m. (Sunday)
Located in Changkat Bukit Bintang, Optium is a restaurant and bar which serves a variety of Asian cuisines. Besides unique cocktails, this restaurant also offers dumplings, which are incredibly popular among its customers.
Some steamed dumplings varieties include Black Pepper Chicken Dumplings, Prawn Dumplings, Herbal Dumplings, and Crystal Dumplings that have chicken, prawns and mushroom fillings. Another dumpling variety worth trying is the Fried Cheese Bread Dumplings, which have chicken, squid, cheese, and yam bean as their fillings.
Address: 50, Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
12p.m. – 2:30p.m. | 5p.m. – 1a.m. (Monday – Saturday)
5p.m. – 1a.m. (Sunday)
3. Paradise Dynasty
Paradise Dynasty is known for launching the world’s first 8 Flavours Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings), otherwise named Rainbow Xiao Long Bao. The 8 flavours are original, ginseng, foie gras, black truffles, crab roe, cheese, garlic and Szechuan. Each flavour of the soup dumplings comes in 8 different colours, which are red, orange, yellow, green, brown, black, grey, and white.
These soup dumplings make a unique dish! In addition to their delectable colours, each of the dumplings is chewy and flavourful. You have to try these special dumplings that can be found in no other restaurants. Fellow spice lovers, be sure to try the Pork Dumplings with Hot Chilli Oil! For more information, check out their website and Facebook page.
Address: Lot 2F-17, Bangsar Village II, Jalan Telawi 2, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating hours: 10:30a.m. – 10p.m. (Daily)
4. Lai Ching Yuen
Located in Grand Millennium Hotel, this restaurant consists of award-winning chefs who specialise in Cantonese cuisines. For instance, Lai Ching Yuen has over 50 types of dim sum that are created by Chef Kong, who has gained vast reputations in dim sum making. A piece of good news for dim sum lovers, you can experience an all-you-can-eat dim sum buffet here!
The dumplings make one of the best dim sum dishes in this restaurant. Don’t miss out on the Steamed Prawn Dumplings, Steamed Shanghai Meat Dumplings, Seafood Dumplings, Steamed Spinach Dumplings, and Steamed Dumplings Soup. If you love to have your dumplings fried, opt for the Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings and Deep Fried Prawn Dumplings.
Address: Grand Millenium Hotel, 55100, Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 12p.m. – 2:30p.m.
5. Dolly Dim Sum
Delicious dim sum dishes can also be found in Dolly Dim Sum, a traditional Chinese tea house. Besides being certified as Halal, this restaurant also offers tasty dumplings. Some dumplings options include Siew Mai Dumpling, Chinese Spicy Szechuan Dumpling and Har Gao Dumpling. For those who seek a balanced diet, try out their Salad Prawn Dumplings!
Fun fact: If you spend over RM3.70 per person, you’ll have an unlimited refill of Chinese tea throughout your dine-in.
You can find out more through their website here.
Address: Lot 1.102.00 & S1.102.00, Pavillion Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operating hours: 11a.m. – 10p.m. (Daily)
6. China Treasures
Last but not least, we have China Treasures. In addition to being a Halal restaurant, China Treasures also holds lunch and dinner buffets that can be booked for many functions. Major functions such as company annual dinners and wedding ceremonies can have the restaurant booked in two different time slots of the day. Meanwhile, to cater for minor functions, China Treasures provide private rooms that can accommodate 30 guests.
Fellow dumplings lovers, opt for the dim sum buffet lunch to indulge in various delicious dumplings. We also find the need to mention the relaxing and spacious ambience of China Treasures. This is a plus point for an enjoyable dining experience!
Address: Sime Darby Convention Centre, LG, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, Bukit Kiara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Operating hours: 11a.m. – 2p.m. | 6p.m. – 10p.m. (Daily)
Now we have the top restaurants in KL that serve the best dumplings. What are you waiting for? Begin your dumplings hunt now! Alternatively, order your dumplings via foodpanda and have your favourites delivered right to your doorstep!
Besides dumplings, there are also many restaurants in KL that serve Chinese cuisines. Check out the best Chinese Dai Chow in KL!
Article Written By Evans
Evans Hu is a foody at heart. He is always on the look out to explore best places to dine in Klang Valley. When he’s free, he often goes on a “culinary trip” out of Klang Valley with his friends and family.