Imperial Pot @ Publika

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Thanks to OpenRice, we were able to try this fancy dimsum restaurant in Publika. Its located at the very far edge of the building, facing the main road, taking us forever to find the place.

The meny that was meant to be served but unfortunately, Charcoal Grilled Skin Dumpling "Har Kau" wasn't available. There will be no replacement for that.

Unagi Puff in BBQ Sauce

Firstly, I would like to address the issue of the ridiculous portion and pricing of the dim sum. The average price per plate would cost RM7-8. The portion was not only a meal for ants, it had to be further divided. Now to the taste, overall, it was pretty good. The pastry was soft and flakey, the Unagi was good, although I believe a little more could bring up some flavours. Overall, it doesn't taste bad but I personally hated the portion.

Steamed Bak Kut Teh Soup Dumplings

Steamed Bak Kut Teh Soup Dumplings, otherwise known as "Siu Long Pao" is pretty famous in Chinese restaurants. The regular Siu Long Pao has some sort of chicken soup within the dumpling it self. In this variant, the traditional chicken soup was replaced with Bak Kut Teh Soup (Pork Soup). The soup wasn't really that noticeable. Took me quite some time to figure it out. But overall, it wasn't that good nor was it bad.

Egg Custard in Charcoal Grilled Skin

Another version of the regular custard bun. This time, with charcoal. Again, the portion was horrible but the size were pretty standard. The texture of the bun was rather soft and dense. It wasn't fluffy but I believe with the addition of custard filling in the middle, the bun shouldn't be fluffy. The custard however was overpowered with taste of egg yolk. The custard wasn't fine or smooth; it was a little sandy and rough. Perhaps they meant to do it to give it some texture. But overall, quite a good custard bun.

Fresh Prawns in Organic Red Rice Roll

This dish somehow look like a Chinese sausage with stuffing inside. Fresh prawns was being wrapped with crispy glass noodle and further wrapped with red rice roll. The fried glass noodle was one of the element which I really like because of its unique texture and flavour. It doesn't taste very heavy and it gives a very nice crunch to the dish. Everything else wasn't really as exciting.

Enoki Mushroom Wrapped in Bacon

Kinda felt like it was pork sausage wrapped in bacon. Ridiculous tiny portion, suitable for ants or termites. Somewhat overpriced as well. Comes in 3 per serving, each close to a size of a 15 year old thumb. Bacon smelled and tasted pretty decent. But then again, bacon is always good. Didn't know what was inside when I ate it but it felt like sausages. Sauce was quite good. Overall, bad portion okay taste.

Deep Fried Avocado Roll with Crispy Silk Wrap

Upon my first bite, it tasted alot more like Kaya paste rather than Avocado. This has made many of us confuse on whether or not its Kaya or Avocado. Until the very end when we asked the chef, it was Avocado. Anyway, the silk wrap was really crispy; it was made out of German glass noodles. They deep fried it and wrapped it around the avocado roll. It has a very unique texture but the portion was just too little. 

Herbal Soup

The one thing that I really like about this restaurant was the soup. Soups here are served in tea pots which was something a little different. There were 3 types of tea presented to us and I have to say, all of them tasted really good. They were rich in flavour and aromatic. The best part, it wasn't diluted. If only they served us more of those soups, we will be really happy. 


A1-UG1-03 Solaris Dutamas (Publika),
No.1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480, Kuala Lumpur

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