Red Chinese Cuisine at Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre is one of the most stunning restaurants in town. Even though I have been there more than once, I’m always struck by its arresting decor every single time. And although I have taken photos of the place countless times, I still can’t stop myself from snapping away with my phone.
The striking red and black theme, well, it just strikes me at every direction I turn and those huge posters of oriental women in cheongsam are ever so riveting and mesmerizing. I love the classy lights hanging from the ceiling casting a cosy glow over the immaculately clothed tables and creating pretty shimmering effects on the gossamer drapes at the tall windows.
Red has four private dining rooms, with a capacity of up to 30 diners.
Personally, I prefer dining in the evenings at Red and preferably at a table near the windows. The twinkling evening lights from the streets below are just so pretty. But the other reason is even more appealing – it’s Red’s Evening Dim Sum. Yes, this is one of the very few places in town that serves dim sum at night! Of course, dim sum is also served for lunch from 12 noon till 2.30pm but on a working day, nothing is more relaxing than just chilling out with endless cups of Chinese tea and indulging on Chef Jeffrey Kwan’s dim sum at Red.
Crystal Dumplings with Prawns & Vegetables (RM16)
Chef Kwan’s array of Cantonese-style dim sum are expertly crafted and cooked a la minute upon order. His repertoire incorporates traditional elements and must-haves such as “siew mai” (chicken & prawn dumplings) and “har gow” (prawn dumplings) as well as injecting modern fusionistic touches like goose liver and teriyaki eel in some avant garde items.
Deep-fried Crispy Yam Puffs with Goose Liver & Black Pepper (RM18)
Teriyaki Eel on Glutinous Rice Balls with Red Dragon Fruit Juice (RM14)
Besides daily lunch & dinner dim sum, there’s also a Weekend Dim Sum Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11.00am-2.30pm priced at RM88 per adult.
Red’s Evening Dim Sum is available from 6:30pm – 10:30pm, and also for lunch from 12 noon – 2:30pm.
Our favourites remain the super-crispy and delightfully light Beancurd Rolls with Prawns & Chives and the smooth Rice Rolls with Prawns and crunchy crullers.
Crispy Beancurd Rolls with Prawns & Chives (RM16)
Rice Rolls with Prawns & Cha Leong (RM16)
For something salty-sweet, the classy-looking gold-streaked Bamboo Charcoal Buns that ooze creamy salted eggyolk custard is a must-order.
Bamboo Charcoal Buns with Salted Eggyolk Custard (RM16)
Chilled Mango Puree with Sago, Pomelo & Vanilla Ice-cream (RM22)
The culinary team is in the midst of introducing some new dishes to Red’s menu. These are some of our favourites…
Double-boiled Chicken Soup with Beancurd – comforting flavoursome soup double-boiled for hours and served with soft silky beancurd cut into a delicate floret (amazing knife skills!)
Braised Cod Fish – generous chunks of smooth velvety cod fish braised lightly in a sweet delicate gravy
Softshell Crabs with Chicken Floss – so appetizing & addictive!
Prawns with Chef’s Special Sauce – this dish calls for plain white rice, plenty of it please!
RED Chinese Cuisine
Pullman Kuala Lumpur City Centre
50450 Kuala Lumpur
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