Tired of looking far and wide for pork-free Dim Sum at Johor Bahru? (If compare to pork ingredient dimsum, this should be the best in town!)
No hassle, it’s just a brisk 3 minute drive away from Senai International Airport, a half an hour smooth drive from Johor Bahru.
Located in a pristine perfect getaway, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor (Lunch Buffet Every Friday in January & February 2017)
A one of a kind fusion restaurant which offers the ultimate pork-free dim sum experience you must never miss.
Xin Shan Long Restaurant (新山龙) at La Grandeur Palm Resort Johor
Introducing Xin Shan Long, a one of a kind dim sum fusion pork-free restaurant which fuses original traditional food with elements from the original Hong Kong culture with the local Malaysian culture.
It will be a far more unique experience, culture and taste journey. Especially when fused by some of the best chefs in the business.
Fusion of food means combining two cuisines to make a new cuisine which is very different from the original.
1. Dim Sum (Must Try)
Still holding strong to the originality of the dim sum dishes, the innovative drive of the chefs, has fused the elements together resulting in wonderful, delicious dim sum cuisines in Johor Bahru with a taste like no other without the use of pork and lard.
In your journey for the unique pork free dim sum, Xin Shan Long restaurant is the perfect place to have a dim sum.
Master Chef Cheng, in his chef’s whites and tall toque, has been in the dim sum cuisine craft for 45 years and counting.
Chef Cheng was born in the city of Hong Kong, Hong Kong is the origin of dim sum dishes. That is where at a young age of 13 years old, he picked up the Dim Sum craft. Chef Cheng currently resides in Malaysia and is married to a Malaysian.
Without further ado, let’s hop on to the dim sum cuisines available at Xin Shan Long, at just RM43/adult & RM 23/child for the Dim Sum buffet on every Friday, it is worth every ringgit.
Every possible “Yum Cha” dish is on the buffet, among the menu are fried rice and noodles, congee, salad, fresh vegetables’, sushi and sashimi. Also available are healthy fresh fruits and wide assortment of delicious cakes to crank up your taste buds.
Steamed Prawn Dumpling (水晶鲜虾饺) (RM7.80)
It is important for the steamed dumplings to be soft yet still have its texture.
After coming out of the steaming pot, the Steamed Prawn Dumplings look awesome, with translucent look which shows the prawn fillings inside, while letting out that mouthwatering aroma.
Steamed Dumpling in Teow Chew Style (潮州蒸粉菓) (RM7.80)
Then, the steamed Teochew style dumpling or also famously known as “Chai Kuih” which is filled with vegetable fillings is also something not to be missed.
Deep-Fried Chicken Chop With Spring Onion & Yam (蜂巢炸芋角) (RM6.80)
Next, A hearty snack is the Fried Yam Cake with minced chicken. The fried outer layer of the cake is crisp and as you dig in, its filler is a juicy flavored minced chicken mixed, wrapped together in the yam the taste is absolutely amazing.
Pan Fried Raddish Cake (香煎萝卜糕) (RM5.80)
The fried radish cake which can be had either steamed or pan fried, which is made up of radish pastry. It is also known as The Carrot cake, but as the saying says there is no carrot in the carrot cake.
Steamed BBQ Chicken Bun (密汁叉鸡包) (RM7.80)
Steamed Barbeque Chicken Buns or Chicken Bao with the chicken inside specially marinated and prepared.
The chicken is not only soft and tender but also tasty and leaves you wanting for more.
Steamed Chicken Roll With Ginger Leaf (薑叶蒸滑鸡) (RM6.80)
Steamed Chicken Roll with Ginger Leaves is something unique to be had locally, there is that spiciness and gingery aroma which leaves a very impressive taste to the soft tender sweet chicken meat.
Steamed Buns With Butter Milk Powder & Salted Egg Yolk (秘制流沙包) (RM6.80)
Also the Steamed Buns with Butter Milk powder and Salted Egg Yolk has a sweet taste with the salted egg as the balance to keep the taste neutrally smooth.
Steamed Chives Dumpling (鲜虾韭菜饺)(RM6.80)
Steamed Chives Dumplings which are filled with fresh, crunchy and flavorful juicy chives and minced chicken which have crunchy bits such as the tendons and cartilage.
The crunchiness of these dumplings are what made them so special.
Steamed Minced Chicken With Prawn Dumpling (蚧黄蒸烧卖)(RM7.80)
The steamed chicken mixed with prawn siew mai with crab eggs as toppings. This combination of meat makes your tongue tingle with delight.
Steamed Chicken Feet With Garlic (蒜香蒸风爪) (RM5.80)
The Phoenix claws, a dim sum dish based on braised chicken feet with black bean sauce mixed in a fusion of chili and garlic.
It’s a very soulful home dish dressed up with tradition.
Steamed Green Tea Bun With Red Bean Paste (绿茶豆沙包) (RM5.80)
Not all of the steamed buns are white in color, the Steamed Green Tea buns with Red bean paste has that fusion of Japanese culture by adding that green tea touch to the buns specially prepared dough.
Steamed Bean Curd Skin Rolls With Oyster Sauce (蚝油鲜竹卷)(RM6.80)
Another Dim Sum classic dish is the Bean Curd Rolls with Oyster sauce which can be had steamed.
The fried roll is stuffed with a flavorful filling of chicken and prawn with mushrooms and vegetable.
It is topped up with a mild looking yet rich oyster sauce and is steamed before serving.
Steamed Glutinous Rice Wrapped With Lotus Leaf (迷你珍珠鸡)(RM7.80)
As a staple food for Asians, the Steamed Glutinous Rice which is wrapped in Lotus Leaf is soft and flavored with mushroom and chicken.
Deep-Fried Pawn Dumpling With Mayonaise (沙律明虾角)(RM7.80)
Deep-Fried Glutinous Rice Ball With Sesame & Red Bead Paste (豆沙煎堆仔) (RM5.80)
After all those satisfying dishes, the perfect desert is by having deep-fried glutinous rice balls mixed with sesame seeds and red bean paste which are fried and are very crispy. It is really delicious and a must order dish.
The perfect desert which leaves a warm sweet taste and is an absolutely happy ending to a well done buffet.
2. Hainansese Herbal Mutton Soup
Hainanese Herbal Mutton Soup is a herbal soup prepared with mutton and herds is always the ideal companion with a bowl of rice.
The mutton is marinated and cooked with more than 10 different herbs for hours.
Besides that, the mutton is tender and every spoon is flavored with powerful deep herbal taste.
3. SzeChuan Clay Pot Chicken (一品瓦煲花雕鸡)
Szechuan Clay Pot Chicken is a cooking chicken with rice wine inside the clay pot. With a wonderful mixture of ginger, cayenne pepper, specially prepared sauces and brown sugar, this dish has a savory and spicy flavor with a touch of sweetness.
All of above can be had at Xin Shan Long or also known as “Touch Heart”. With the perfect “Yam Cha” atmosphere, I am pretty sure you will be coming and craving back for more fusion pork free dim sum experience.