Monday, October 30, 2006

Dining Out @ Overseas Restaurant, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur



Dining out especially at Chinese restaurants are a great way to catch up with family and friends. Usually all it needs is a special occasion or a relative who visits from far away to start a string of lunches.

This past week has been dining at Overseas Restaurant and Sam You in Petaling Jaya as my cousin's kid was back from Kenya. Since it was a whole table of hungry relatives, I didn't take pictures of lunch in Sam You but believe me, the food was excellent there. My mother was so happy with their Pat Poh Duck, a dish you don't really get nowadays in restaurants but was a popular dish in weddings during her time. You need to order that dish in advise as they need to braise the duck and stuff it with all the yummy items like chesnuts, lotus seeds, mushrooms and etc. Other memorable dishes were their mayonnaise prawns which had a nice tangy taste or else it'll be too rich and an excellent glutinous rice. I'm not usually a carb person but I polished off my bowl of rice that day.


Back to Overseas Restaurant which was a breeze to get there during the festive holidays. The best part about dining here is the restaurant also does valet parking for RM4. Although Overseas Restaurant is an established name with branches all over Kuala Lumpur and Ipoh, we still prefer the food quality at this outlet.

After dining here for the umpteenth time, we usually order their signature dishes. Their barbequed meats are famous here which a man will chop them up as and when orders are placed. They have a selection of suckling pig, ducks, ducklings and their famous char siu. It's the sticky and black version coupled with melt in the mouth meat and fats. Even my cousins from Hong Kong can't get enough of this char siu and when they're visiting in Kuala Lumpur, they must eat this every other day.



The other signature dish is the claypot sliced pork belly with salted fish. Thinly sliced pork belly is tossed in a black soy sauce with hints of sugar, salted fish and dried chillies. Eat this with lots of white rice as the sauce is addictive.


I actually took these pictures quite some time ago but decided to dig them out after we ate here recently. Besides these dishes, we also had their Steamed Chicken with Soya Sauce, Butter Prawns and fried lotus roots with lily bulbs. Although these dishes can be commonly found in other chinese restaurants, their versions always taste nicer. This picture shows another popular dish which everyone orders - the fried bean curd and hairy gourd. The restaurant will make their own bean curd from freshly squeezed soya bean milk which is then deep fried and braised in sauce. I love this dish hence it's always my standard order but nowadays I find the hairy gourd they serve it with is always so old hence we ordered the fried lotus roots the other day.

Overseas Restaurant
84 - 88 , Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur
Tel No: 03 - 2148 7567
(Non Halal)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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12 comments:

may said...

that close-up photo of charsiew just made my mouth water, I kid you not!! I could almost taste it... almost...

flymeng said...

Wow, the char siew looks fantastic. They used the belly and it is so caramelized. The clay pot dish looks good too. I like belly and salted fish combo. The sauce looks like Kung Pao style. I wish I can taste them.

Tummythoz said...

Totally crazy over their claypot sliced pork belly with salted fish! Best in Malaysia, possible?

Neoh-J said...

I'm definitely drooling over the charsiew...

boo_licious said...

may - quick go down town and get some.

flymeng - if you come back to KL, this place is a must visit as the food is good.

tummythoz - dunno as I don't see other places serving it?

neoh - time to indulge in some today?

Tummythoz said...

Do you mean in other states or ard Klang Valley? Quite a number of Chinese restaurants, big & small, do it but tend to be too salty and oily. This restaurant I blogged before did it just ok tho.
http://tummythoz.blogspot.com/2006/04/fast-food-fish-head-restaurant.html

Anonymous said...

I love their golden braised pork legs ( the best )and also their soon hock steamed + those you mentioned. They are good !

boo_licious said...

tummythoz - dunno as I have only eaten it here before as most restaurants I go to don't serve it.

tonixe - yeah, the soon hock is nice too but I don't think we have eaten the pork leg dish you mentioned. It's those which you need to order ahead rite?

Anonymous said...

I do believe they r standard in maybe some of their outlets .

Lannae said...

I am so jealous! The char siu and claypot pork belly (one of my favorite dishes ever!) look so good! I want to eat it now! Your char siu photo is the definition of perfection!

wmw said...

Wow, the char siew looks good...Alamak, so many places to go. Was just telling tonixe that we all should have a get together and eat! ;O)

boo_licious said...

tonixe - strange, that dish never made it to our must have list.

lannae - sinful I know. Do plan a trip to KL soon, am sure you will love the food.

wmw - the char siew is really famous. Give it a try. wow, any excuse to go makan good food. Am sure tonixe has lots of recommendations on back street food.

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