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..
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)
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 .
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
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
84 – 88 , Jalan Imbi
Tel No: 03 – 2148 7567
The location map is available here