Overseas Restaurant 海外 天 @ Jalan Imbi

Posted: July 10, 2009 in Jalan Imbi
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After coming through the front door (and display cabinets holding eggs rolls in metal tins), you will be greeted by the reservation list, handwritten on a whiteboard, and after making sure that your name is on the list, proceed to kaypor about who else will also be dining with you  at the same establishment.


From Overseas Restaurant website, it says Restoran Oversea is widely known for offering exquisite contemporary Chinese cuisine with special emphasis on unique Cantonese themed restaurant. We feature traditional menus as the “Piece de resistance” of the restaurant. A grand total of seven restaurant located in the Klang Valley and Ipoh, Perak under its belt including the pioneer restaurant in Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur which is the “talk-of-the-town “. The Restoran Oversea Group today has expanded its operation employing a work force in the vicintity of 700 people. To read more, please click here  

This whiteboard perched near the kitchen area, looked like the menu ( but can’t find some of the dishes on this board  ?) but also looks like an inventory ? I am not sure lahh….i don’t work here !!


And this is where the goodies ‘transit’ before reaching your table


We had ( pre ordered ) char siew + siew yoke (roast pork), how could meat have that melt in the mouth texture…but this was what the char siew did ,  coated in thick black gooey gravy…major YUMMMM… Roast pork, crisp outer skin , tender 3 layered fat…ahhh…No lahh..can’t get H1NI from eating char siew one lah..

 char siew

Soup was next, dried scallops and chicken soup, goodies sealed in a pot..


Perfect combination  of dried scallops, dried pak choy, mushroom and chicken,  the fragrant of the mushrooms, the delicious taste of scallops ..also found chunks of bacon in the soup I could almost feel the nutrition seeping into my blood stream…(after the second bowl, the soup felt a bit salty though, that is what they say about too much of a good thing …hmmm) 

 soup n chicken

We wanted fish and the captain recommended steamed  soon hork,  and she offered half a fish (we didn’t get to choose which half we were going to get, rather than leaving that to chance, we insisted that we want the head portion ) . The meat was a bit tough, I guess that is because  the fish was kinda big ( actually, I think we only got 1/3 of the fish rather than ½ , i.e. the mid portion between the head and the tail. The gravy appear to be plain old  soya sauce,  but this was very delicious  gravy .fish

We did not pre-ordered the specialty ‘seng kua + tofu ‘ (beancurd + petola) , and found that this was out of stock, so we settled for tofu +gluten..hey..this was delicious, .the tofu was so smooth that you could feel it slipping down your back of your mouth, down your throat, through the esophagus…( imagine CSI images and you get the picture) and the gluten was more like beancurd skin ( fu pei) rather than the tough gluten at the vegetarian shops, this was smooth with a bit of a bite and that distinct beancurd skin-ish taste..i prefer this dish to seng kua +tofu..more due to  that I don’t eat seng kua lah..


Ham yu far lam pou (Salted fish with pork belly) , another one of the specialties at Overseas –  thinly sliced fatty pork with dried chili  as well as salted fish…goes well with rice ( can be salty eaten on it’s own) and the best part is… that delight  from biting into an unexpected  piece of  salted fish..ada umpphhh

 far lam pou

We had to order some greens and went  with  ‘Mustard with crabmeat in smooth egg gravy (wart  tharn)   –  the chef must have prepared too much of the gravy as the  mustard , mushrooms and carrots seemed to be swimming ( or drowned)  in the overky abundant  thick wart tarn gravy , the mustard was thick and fried just nice, still maintaining the crunchiness. This dish was a bit bland ( kinda tasteless really) – could do with a bit of seasoning.


Sarng mien with soon hork + prawn…although soaked in sauce,  some part of the noodles still retained  that crunchiness,you  can almost hear the ‘kaarrakkkkk’ sound when you  bite into it, the fish meat was sweet and juicy, the prawns succulent and fresh. Nice ! This was in my bowl before i emptied it..


Overall, a very enjoyable meal.. Thank you Sam Ko and Sam Sou for the treat !


Business hours : 11:30am – 2:30pm  5:30pm – 10:30pm

Overseas Restaurant

84 – 88 , Jalan Imbi

Kuala Lumpur

Tel No: 03 – 2148 7567

The location map is available here  

  1. Vivien says:

    expensive place to eat, last time went there average out to about RM50 per person, and we didn’t even order prawn, crab, just a fish + other dishes

  2. Anonymous says:

    We made a booking at this restaurant when we visited K.L.recently.Oh boy!the place was packed even at 8 pm,and ten of us had to be seated on the third floor.The captain;however,was courteous and knowledgeable.But most importantly,the fine Cantonese cuisine more than made up for all the hustle and bustle.The noise notwithstanding,the food were served rapidly.

    Luckily,we pre-ordered the incredibly tasty char siew,and the giant Soon Hock;without which,we would have missed out their specialties.At five ringgit cockage for a bottle of wine,it is reasonable.At 750 ringgit,the price is rather steep,but for such a delicious dinner,it’s a fair deal.

    Steven Leong (Singapore)

  3. pegasuskl says:

    Hi Steven, the regular Malaysian response would be ‘aiya. convert to Sing Dollars only 300 lah..can laa’ :D, glad to hear that you enjoyed the meal and on behalf of my fellow Malaysians, thank you for contributing to the Malaysian economy and i hope you and your group also spent lots on shopping. Please come back again soon.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hello Pegasuski,

    It would be presumptuous of us — (small fry) — to claim that we have done anything worthwhile for your economy.But undoubtedly,Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city and a shopping paradise.

    Voila! we went home with our luaggages stuffed to the brims;a sign of over-indulgence,perhaps.
    Assuredly,we would be back next year.


  5. pegasuskl says:

    Hi Steven, small fry or big fry, all are good fries. so fry or no fry, we welcome you, please drop by again soon ( 1 year is too long, come back next month, and do some Chinese New Year shopping ) and bring more empty suitcases, or for that matter, buy the suitcases in KL too. 😀

  6. Vote PKR says:

    Place is getting too small. the food is good but when you think of squeezing you just lost appetite.

  7. pegasuskl says:

    Hi PKR, do you mean that they have added more tables to the restaurant ? or just that the sizes of the diners have grown ? a little bit of a squeeze is a small sacrifice to make ! please don’t loose your appertite. Eat and be merry 🙂

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