Restoran Oversea (Hai Wai Tien) is a contemporary Chinese restaurant offering Chinese cuisine, with special emphasis being placed on Cantonese dishes. Often times, they are better known to non Klang Valley folks for their signature mooncakes.
Their first eatery is established along Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur and serve as a reminiscent place for many Klang Valley folks due to their toothsome cuisine. Although Jalan Imbi has underwent a massive transformation but Restoran Oversea still stood on where it was, dishing up exquisite dishes for the customers. Moreover, it is always full on the dinner hours especially on weekends.
We were introduced to their Yuan Yang Cod Fish, whereby two preparation methods - steam and fried are used to prepare the codfish. It follows the market price tag and it cost RM 198 for this plate as codfish is never cheap.
The fish pieces are being soused with elusive soy sauce, rendering a very smooth mouth-feel to it regardless of the preparation method. On the steam codfish, the taste was amazingly toothsome while the I feel frying such a premium fish would be considered wastage, though the taste is great with crispy fish skin. On the other hand, the fish gelatin would be one of the precious content that one shall not waste.
One shall not miss to order their specialty dish - Braised Sliced Pork Belly with Salted Fish in Claypot (RM 32.59). The mixture between the pork belly and salted fish resulting a pleasant taste, while the dark sauce just yield fantastic mouth-feel when it goes along with the white rice.
Curry Prawn with Okra (RM 58.32) had some fresh prawns within and the curry was smooth and rich in coconut taste. Fret not if you are not a spicy eater as the curry was not spicy.
I like the smoothness of the beancurd in the dish Braised Homemade Beancurd with Sponge Gourd (RM 24.72). Moreover, the sauce could go along well with plain rice.
I forgot the name of the last dish but it was cabbages and vermicelli served in claypot (RM 28.30). Though look plain but the taste was actually quite nice.
Overall, all the dishes served in Restoran Oversea is awesome. I just run out of the word to describe them, but you can feel the sleekness in every dish. The flavour is cleverly crafted to match all the ingredients, and the kung fu in preparation of all the dishes play a vital role in churning out all these delicacies.
One more thing, make sure you call to reserve a table shall you have a plan dining here.
Restoran Oversea (Hai Wai Tien) @ Imbi
84-88, Jalan Imbi, Bukit Bintang, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603 2144 9911
Operation hours: 10:00am - 2:30pm; 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Restoran Oversea website
Location map refers here.