Cover Photo: Courtesy of Dolly Dim Sum

With a seemingly endless list of choices, dim sum is one of the best ways to experience Chinese cuisine and fuel up for the day.

Although most dim sum restaurants serve pork, innovative chefs have created delicious alternatives to pork-based dishes so all Malaysians can enjoy this delicacy.

Here are 5 pork-free dim sum restaurants that doesn't skimp on quality:

Dolly Dim Sum

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Growing in popularity since opening at Avenue K, Dolly Dim Sum serves modern yet authentic Cantonese eats. Besides the classics that are a must-have, such as siew mai and har gao dumplings, diners can also order a variety of rice rolls and noodles to share with the table. Don't forget the Chinese Tea! Click here for more info.

Tao Chinese Cuisine

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Tao is situated at InterContinental Hotel KL and is known for their inventive dim sum fare. Crispy squid ink vermicelli balls, baked bamboo charcoal cup egg tarts and rice noodle rolled with fried soft shell crab are just some of the modern choices available. Learn more about the restaurant here.

Lai Po Heen

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Lai Po Heen at Mandarin Oriental KL was built to resemble the home of a 19th century Chinese tycoon, focusing on fine Cantonese fare and top notch dim sum. Diners can order a la carte or opt for a set menu, giving them the chance to taste a variety of the restaurant's classic dim sum dishes. Find more about the restaurant here.


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With an open dim sum kitchen concept and a decor style that screams old-world Chinese tea house, Chynna at Hilton KL offers modern Cantonese food with an emphasis on healthy eating without compromising flavour. Indulge in all your favourite choices without feeling guilty. Discover more here.

Maju Palace

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Maju Palace is a pork-free eatery run by the Oriental Group of Restaurants, who have vast experience running a large number of popular Chinese eateries around the Klang Valley. The dim sum here has been bringing in the lunch crowd since the restaurant's opening in 2002, so you know its good. More info here.

Now you know where to go: find out how to eat dim sum like a pro

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