Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Poon Choi @ Restaurant Overseas

Restoran Overseas is one of KL's most established Chinese Restaurant Group. Popular among locals for over 3 decades their main branch at Jalan Imbi is one of my favorite restaurants for fine dining Chinese food.

During Chinese New Year Overseas is not only offering their traditional set-menus but also a one pot dish known as "Poon Choi" (Basin Food). Originally a Hakka Dish name Poon Choi is a labor intensive dish that takes quite a bit of skill to prepare as it usually includes up to 14 different ingredients being served in one pot (usually wooden). Reservations must be made a day in advance for this special dish.

Overseas' version contained a lot of gravy with ingredients such as abalone, prawns, mushrooms, dried scallops, goose feet, pork innards, braised pork belly, chicken, turnips, cabbage and much more all layered one on top of the other with the priciest ingredients on top. Despite catering to a very very full restaurant the chefs managed to pull out a winner. The ingredients were not overcooked in any way and the juices of the pork belly, abalone, vegetables and dried scallops melded together so well to create a delicious gravy to go with the rice.

We also booked their Char Siew in advance which is highly recommended because they usually run out very quick. Using pork belly the Char Siew was moist and juicy and had a really nice texture and flavor from the caramelized crust. This is probably one of the best places to eat Malaysian style Char Siew besides other popular joints such as Meng Kee.

My family and friends definitely enjoyed our dinner. It was a good break away from the traditional set-menus offered during Chinese New Year. If I'm not mistaken Poon Choi is still offered till March 1st.


Yee Sang
Yee Sang
Tossing for Good Luck!


Poon Choi
Poon Choi
Abalone


Char Siew
Char Siew (BBQ Pork)


Stir-Fried Baby Bok Choy
Stir-Fry Bok Choy


Fruit Platter
Assorted Fruits


Food: 4.5/5
Service: 3.5/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Price: $$$$ (Under USD $30 per person)


Contact Information
Address: 84-88, Jalan Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel:+ 603-2144 9911, 2148 7567, 2144 9377
Web: www.oversea.com.my/

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Char Siew looks sooooo goodd!!!!
*drooolinggggg*
Does it taste as good as how it looks??

Kwong said...

The Char Siew here is actually pretty good! Haha

JI said...

The Char Siew looks really amazing!
Everytime I visit your blog, I feel like I should be living in KL... like NOW!!!! :D

Kwong said...

Haha you should at least come for a visit Ji! There's a lot of good food here! =)

Luscious Temptations said...

Good old Oversea! It's been a firm favourite of my family since I was a child and I without fail (almost) recognise their char siew from anywhere :)
Nice blog.

Kwong said...

Haha yea it's still my family's favorite spot for good Cantonese Food and Char Siew! =)