So there we were at Dynasty Restaurant of Renaissance Hotel on last Sunday, right at 10 am. Just before the buffet, there was confusion. CS remembered the buffet is at Dynasty Hotel while I thought it’s at Renaissance. We rechecked the email and it was at Dynasty Restaurant in Renaissance Hotel. No wonder we were confused.
If you’ve ever been to West Lake Restaurant of Sunway Resort Hotel, this Dynasty is smaller and without much view from the windows. ‘Tie Kwan Yin’ was not available, so we settled for ‘Xiang Pian’ tea. A polite staff came to brief us that steamed items will be served by them, while we can get the fried items, porridge and tau foo fah from the buffet table. I was a little bit disappointed when there’s no other items like sashimi, oyster and desserts served like in West Lake. But come to think of it, without any promotion, dim sum buffet in WL will have cost more than RM60 per person.
I started with a few fried items, mostly the spring rolls, fried yam with meat fillings, a dumpling-like items. The spring rolls did not impress us and they left some ‘oily’ feeling in my mouth after eating them. On the other hand, the fried yam and the ‘dumpling’ were not bad.
Just like in a dimsum shop, the waiters will hand carry the bamboo basket of dimsum for you to choose. Great, cause we don’t have to order and wait and wait. Their service is good and they frequented our table a lot to see if we need to replenish.
Their Siu Mai (meat dumpling) were big and juicy with mixture of pork and prawns.
Char Siew buns. I have to wonder how they make all the food so soft. It’s just too bad the char siew fillings were a bit sweet for my likings.
Chee Cheong Fan, not bad but could be better with more char siew.
Nothing special with these fishballs.
Tau Foo Fah and Sea Coconut Longan to the rescue of my cranky sore throat!
Let’s say the usual price for each serving is RM3.
Har kow (5 X RM3) = RM15
Siu Mai (3 X RM3) = RM9
Pearl Chicken (1 X RM6) = RM6
Phoenix Claw (1 X RM3) = RM3
Char Siew buns (small size)(3XRM1) = RM3
Fishballs (1 X RM3) = RM3
Porridge (2 X RM2.50) = RM5
Fried items = RM6
Tea = RM7
Total = RM56 without any tax.
Yes, you can get the exact things at normal eateries, but still I’ll considered it as worthy since the dim sum were of better quality and you get to eat in a comfortable air conditioned place, so why not?
Location: Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur is at Jalan Sultan Ismail intersecting Jalan Tun Razak, just a few meters away from Concorde.