Chinese Restaurant Bukit Bintang

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch, The Westin KL

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch

Monica Tindall

Five Sen5es “Eat All You Can” Dim Sum Brunch at The Westin Kuala Lumpur offers the best of the buffet as well as a la carte. At this Sunday brunch, you can order unlimited portions, but every item is cooked a la minute and delivered to your table. You get the freedom of a smorgasbord for one price but the quality of individual orders.

There are 28 items on the dim sum menu at the Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch at The Westin KL! Dishes are divided into steamed, fried, baked, porridge, rice rolls and wok-fried sections. A compact buffet of soups and desserts supports the menu and satiates immediately if you arrive absolutely starving. A la carte requests, however, come out within minutes of ordering. Chef Ron Lean and his kitchen team work like clock-work. It takes us longer to decide on what we want than it does for it to arrive hot and steaming to our table.

Steamed

I deem it impossible to get through the entire list and ask the chef for some assistance in narrowing down our choices. Chef Ron Lean recommends the Siew Mai and the Hong Kong Cha Siu Bao of the steamed recipes. The first, the prawn dumpling, is topped with a slice of scallop and tobiko, and sports a firm yet tender texture. The barbecue sesame chicken bun is soft and opens to a sweet filling of saucy poultry.

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch, The Westin KL
Siew Mai
Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch, The Westin KL
Hong Kong Cha Siu Bao – Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch

Fried, Baked, Porridge

Aiming for healthier options, we try a single item from the fried section, and it is a sterling choice. Fried Mango Prawn Net Spring Rolls are attractively presented. Prawn and mango are moist inside cylinders of a superfine net-like casing. Green mocha mayo and small cubes of dragon fruit garnish the top.

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch, The Westin KL
Fried Mango Prawn Net Spring Rolls

Well, we thought we’d do just one from this part of the menu until we heard about the Traditional Baked Caramel Mini Egg Tarts! These are an excellent balance of buttery, melt-in-the-mouth pastry and rich, not-overly-sweet eggy centre. Try to stop at just one.

Chinese Restaurant Bukit Bintang
Traditional Baked Caramel Mini Egg Tarts – Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch

Not on the Five Sen5es “Eat All You Can” Dim Sum Brunch menu, but instead offered a la carte, salted egg yolk lovers would do well to request the Creamy Custard Buns (RM 14, 3 pieces). These are distinct from others on the market with their deep black sesame casing a striking contrast to the perfectly runny egg yolk centre.

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch, The Westin KL
Creamy Custard Bun

Hong Kong Style Steamed Rice Roll

Hubby loves the gluten-free Steamed Rice Roll with Shrimp and Vegetables. The ingredients are fresh, and the sweet and salty sauce is addictive.

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch The Westin KL
Steamed Rice Roll with Shrimp and Vegetables – Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch

Wok-Fried

With hubby trying to avoid gluten, many of our choices come from the wok-fried collection. His top picks are the Black Pepper Beef, Daily Vegetable, Yong Chow Fried rice and the Soup of the Day, which is a double-boiled chicken broth. If we hadn’t had such a late breakfast today, I think he would have continued with repeat orders of these. Oh, and yes, do note the beautiful hand-drawn art on the plate. Chef Ron does these fresh for every dish!

Chinese Restaurant Bukit Bintang
Black Pepper Beef
Chinese Restaurant Bukit Bintang
Chong Qing Spicy Chicken
Chinese Restaurant Bukit Bintang
Daily Vegetable
Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch, The Westin KL
Soup of the Day – Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch

Dessert

While dim sum dominates the brunch menu at Five Sen5es, a compact buffet provides a touch of sweet to conclude. I skip the cakes and go straight to Chinese pancakes filled with red bean and lotus pastes. For something unique, however, or if you’re here at another time ordering a la carte, the Signature Chilly Creamy Mango Puree (RM 16) is a must-order. Arriving in a cloud of liquid nitrogen, a glass bowl holds the fruit with pearl sago, pomelo and ice cream. It’s fruity and creamy; a memorable conclusion.

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch The Westin KL
Signature Chilly Creamy Mango Puree

Price and Hours

The Five Sen5es “Eat All You Can” Dim Sum Brunch at The Westin Kuala Lumpur is priced at RM138 per person. Children aged between six and 12 years-old are charged RM64 per child and, those five years and below can dine for free. Of note is the hotel’s attempt to provide luxury experiences while being mindful of reducing waste. As such, customers will be charged RM20 per 100g of unfinished food.

Reasons to visit the Five Sen5es “Eat All You Can” Dim Sum Brunch at The Westin Kuala Lumpur: unlimited orders of dim sum items made a la minute; stylish setting; must order the Siew Mai and Fried Mango Prawn Net Spring Rolls; if dining a la carte be sure to request Creamy Custard Buns and the Signature Chilly Creamy Mango Puree.

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch
The Westin Kuala Lumpur
199 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 3 2773 8581
Five Sen5es Website

Five Sen5es Dim Sum Brunch Opening Hours
Every Sunday 12 noon – 2:30 pm

24 Comments

  1. Looks good but the western desserts stick out like a sore thumb. Should have some Chinese ones in keeping with the dim sum theme.

  2. steaming-hot dim sum … just the thing to get the mouth watering and stomach hankering for a good, solid breakfast! 😀

  3. Those boys are quite a pair! But at least we get to taste more when they are around 🙂 I could eat a plate of the turnip cake right now…yuuuuum

  4. been looking for a dim sum place for quite some time. this one looks fabulous. i have weakness for turnip cake.

  5. From the first shot.. i actually thought you ventured out to delve into some real streetfood.. but then I saw 5senses LOL!
    I do love the dimsum here too.. but the best are still on the streets of KayEl 🙂

  6. I wish I can have some hot congee for my breakfast, it was so cold!
    But now I'm back, yay! 😀

  7. great shots, but what are the toppings on the congee? Gong Hei Fatt Choi to you and your family too 🙂

  8. OH…so divine~~ I like my fried carrot cake with lots of bean sprout!

  9. Pingback: Interview with Chef Tan, Five Sen5es, Westin, Kuala Lumpur | The Yum List

  10. I like both fried and steamed dim sum. It has been a while since I had dim sum.

  11. Oh my! Everything looks perfect! Cosy place, love those cushions.

  12. Yummy mango rolls ♥

  13. Eye=catching delectables in the right bite-size so that we can try everything! 🙂

  14. Always love a good dimsum meal, my favorite is anything with scallops 😀

  15. Very classy dim sum. I would love to try everything that you guys ordered. The Chilly Creamy Mango Puree is something I would not have expected to be served with dim sum but I will have one please!

  16. It all looks so delicious.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.