Dolly Dim Sum, Avenue K

A little bird once tipped us in, “Hey, there’s a new Dim Sum place in Avenue K. Go check it out!” And like what we mentioned, new F&B outlets within the KLCC and Avenue K vicinity are always mostly welcomed! 😀

Dolly Dim Sum is located on the Ground Floor in Avenue K itself, just right beside Cotton On. The management brings a duel restaurant concept under one roof, Fresca Mexican Kitchen & Bar and Dolly Dim Sum. One so Western and the other, so Asian!

This time round, Asian food first! Embracing the side of our Asian/Chinese genes.

Dolly has a very quaint setting. Bird cages and Dim Sum baskets hung up high with multiple Chinese girl posters decorating the walls.

And not forgetting the blue tiles which gives a very “swimming pool” impression. A selection of steamed Dim Sums. Might be a tad limited for picky eaters though.

Tie Guan Yin [RM 6/pax] 

A pot of Tie Guan Yin for 4 people. What’s Dim Sum minus the chinese styled tea? Complete your Dim Sum experience with a wide variety of tea from Pu Er to Tie Guan Yin.

Roasted BBQ Bun [RM 8]

A basket of white fluffy buns with Dolly’s signature honey BBQ filling meat. Your typical must order Dim Sum at any Dim Sum shops. Fluffy buns indeed!

Har Gao Dumpling [RM 9.50]

Also another must order dish at any Dim Sum joint. This dumpling thankfully had a nice outer layer skin, not too thick nor too thin. Prawns were fresh. Only one thing. A tad too pricey on the tag.

Siew Mai Dumpling [RM 8.80]

As this place is Halal, Siew Mais here are wrapped with chicken bits, prawns and mushrooms. The skin was at the correct thickness, fillings were generous and juicy!

Beef Chee Cheong Fun [RM 9.50]

This rice roll dish originates from southern China, Guangdong and Hong Kong, and is always in gNOMe 2’s must order list while dim sum-ing (looks like everything is a must order for her hah!). Rice rolls were slightly thicker than usual, with beef bits filling. The belachan chilli oil for dipping was yummy, and the salty soy sauce gave flavour to the bland rice rolls.

Wasabi Prawn Dumpling [RM 8.80]

A big fan of wasabi? Then this is an interesting take to the usual Dim Sum. Fried prawn dumplings stuffed with wasabi. The wasabi wasn’t too overpowering, which makes it a rather acceptable.

Salad Prawn Dumpling [RM 8.80]

The salad prawn dumplings were alright, fried till golden brown and crispy, and comes with mayonnaise sauce for dipping.

Crispy Egg Noodles [RM 23.90]

The crispy egg noodles were far off from what you can get at any Chinese eatery. Very under seasoned, too starchy and totally unappetizing. If I am you, I’d pass on this one. Could have use the RM 23.90 for more Dim Sums instead.

Verdict : To be honest, since this place is a Halal Dim Sum eatery, gNOMe 2 was pretty surprised that it fared rather well. The ambiance for dining was pleasant and the service was commendable. Stick to the steam Dim Sums and you will never go wrong. Only one setback, a tad too pricey on the tag.

Heard that the Szechuan Dumpling [RM 9.50] is a big hit too. Well, we guess that just means more visits after this! Just one tip, try to avoid office lunch rush hours because you will have working executives flocking in in throngs!

How to get there :

Address : Lot G9, Ground Floor, Avenue K, 156 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur (nearest LRT station : KLCC)

Contact Number : +603-2181 3830

Opening Hours : Daily. 1100 hours till 2200 hours. Dim Sum all day long!

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