Yen W Kuala Lumpur

Updated: Apr 4

Rating: 4/10

Will I come back: No

Pork-free, serves alcohol

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This post is based on Dimsum Menu by Yen.

The Dimsum menu looks very similar to Yun House, but the quality didn’t even come close.



Food:

The food looked fancy, but the taste cannot make it. The Chinese in me was not pleased.


(2-1) Abalone Chicken Siew Mai (RM25/pc) was covered with sauce. Abalone was tender but Siew Mai didn’t taste fresh (very weird smell from the chicken).


(2-2) Same goes to the Chicken Siew Mai with Truffle paste (RM24). Siew Mai tasted weird, truffle didn’t go well with the Siew Mai, and I found a few tendons in just 1 Siew Mai itself (Never experienced this before.)


(2-3) Unagi Rice Roll (RM24) was very fishy and there was a “smelly oil” aftertaste. (2-4) Rice Roll with Foie Gras & BBQ Duck (RM32) wasn’t great too. The rice rolls were very thick, barely had any Foie Gras and the shredded duck was dry.


Fresh Scallop Dumpling with Bird’s Nest Dumpling (RM32/pc) had very thick skin, but taste was acceptable. Didn’t see the point of the Bird’s Nest, doesn’t compliment the dumpling.


Shanghai Dumplings (RM32) lacked flavour.


Pan-fried Chicken Bun (RM26) had the worst plating, not sure if this is how it’s supposed to be, but it just felt like Chef didn’t bother to put in effort. Luckily it tasted decent.


Cod Fillet with Cheese Sauce (RM24) was crispy and had cheese inside but barely any fish.


Crispy Swan Puffs with Musang King Durian (RM37) weren’t that crispy after all. The filling was more like durian paste.


Salted Egg Yolk Custard Bun (RM17) looked legit but only had very mild custard flavour, barely any salted egg yolk taste.


Portuguese Egg Tarts (RM18) had hard pastry, but decent custard filling.


Milk Pudding with Truffle (RM19) was slightly hard and the truffle didn’t go well with the pudding.


Service:

Waiters were friendly and attentive.


Ambience:

Loud and fancy interior, large and comfortable dining area.


Disclaimer:

I’d rather go to Yun House or have traditional Dimsum at Han Room with better quality.