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(3 Pieces) (RM 6.90) really taste so good tbh but overall experience for me is just saw a lot of SG people literally queued up for this around 8 to 9 a.m. as they ask us to write the order from the menu first before getting to sit down. I noticed that their seating arrangements was quite not that big as most of people come in big group from 4 to 6 people (they get sitting first once previous big group finished, left table and staff cleaned up mess already) instead of small group from 2 to 3 people (getting share table with other small group or outside sitting place). Once we sit down, they started to serve beverages first before serving dim sum. I felt that it really not worth it to queue it or come down for second time tbh and got other JB places for dim sum also. It really got convenience location from KSL Mall like 10 to 15 mins walking distance from the mall.

(3 Pieces) (RM 9.90) the verison of their xiao long bao was quite different from SG which they stand on their own whereas they placed them on aluminium foil cups. One thing difference from SG is that they added shaoxing rice wine and filled up inside xiao long bao's soup broth and like I felt that it was really interesting perspective from usual norms.

(2 Pieces) (RM 5.90) My sister saw people ordered this and their bun didn't coated with gold much lol but then good thing that my bun did coated with gold fully. But their salted egg bun was quite buttery and savoury taste but melted it off on my mouth.

(3 Pieces) (RM 12.90) I was quite impressed by they literally add one scallop on the top of the siew mai lol but I felt that it was really having a lot of effort from the staff and giving seafood vibes tbh.

(RM 8.90) I felt that the skin for cheong fun roll was slightly thick a bit tbh but char siew taste is so-so and not that sweet.

(3 Pieces) (RM 7.90) it's quite crispy texture and crunchy filling on the dumpling tbh and garnished with mayo sauce that they provided with.

(RM 8.90) I didn't really like the fact that they use special sauce means that using chili sauce to stir fry radish (carrot) cake and I felt that it was quite really spicy and not really like the spicness inside the dish. Not for people don't eat spicy food tbh. I think that the special sauce covered up too much for radish cake as I barely taste carrot cake also.

We did unique porridge (1 pax - RM 8.90) such as adding three different eggs such as century, salted and normal egg inside. But I felt that it was quite thick texture for porridge tbh and still having hearty and comforting vibes before dim sum served up. Good for sharing up to 2 Pax instead of 1 Pax if you want to order other dim sum tbh.

Absolutely couldn't resist the call of dim sum!😋

Steamed Shanghai Pork Dumpling (3 pcs) (RM 11.50)👍
Soup and meat magic in a bite! A savoury surprise in a single mouthful.
Steamed Rice Roll with Prawn (RM 11.50)👍
Freshness by the order, a roll of pure yum! Prawn-filled gifts wrapped in deliciousness.
Portuguese Egg Tart (RM 8.80)👍
Gobbled up before you could say "cheese"! So good, it's like a magic trick that makes tarts vanish. No pic evidence – just pure flavour action!
Steamed Beancurd Roll in Sweet & Sour Sauce (RM 8.80)🙂
It's a solid "okay" – not stealing the limelight, but still adding a dash of saucy charm to the dim sum lineup.
Steamed Pork Spare Ribs with Black Bean (RM 9.90)👌
Tasty, tender, and a good chew! Satisfying trio of meaty goodness.
Steamed Phoenix Feet with Oyster Sauce (RM 9.90)👊
Sweet, saucy, and full of flavour!
Steamed Prawn Crystal Dumpling (RM 9.90)🙂
A bit meh, just a regular bite. These crystal dumplings might not be the stars, but they still bring a touch of flavourful familiarity.
Poached Shrimp Dumpling with Szechuan Chilli Oil (RM 9.90)👌
Big, vinegary, and packing a punch! A tangy adventure that awakens the senses.
Deep-fried Yam Puff with BBQ Pork (RM 9.90)😎
Crispy, fluffy, and packed with BBQ pork goodness! Crunchy bites of joy.
Siew Mai (RM 9.90)👌
A dependable choice as always. They are like old friends at the dim sum party.
Stuffed Bitter Gourd (RM 9.90)😊
Overflowing with flavour! These gourds are like a surprise package, stuffed to the brim with deliciousness.
Deep Fried Fu Zhok with Shrimp Dumpling (RM 9.90)☺️
Crispy perfection on the outside, flavour burst on the inside. A crispy delight.
Stir Fried Radish Cake with Beansprout (RM 8.50)😋
A satisfying mix of wok hei and savoury goodness. Comfort food with a side of excitement.
Steamed Sticky Rice with Lotus Leaf (RM 11)😋
Sticky, scrumptious, and wrapped in lotus leaf charm. Pockets of flavourful happiness.
Mini Paper Wrapped Chicken (RM 11)🥰
Not-so-mini on the deliciousness scale! Tender treasures, full of savoury allure.

Final verdict? Despite the steep pricing, dim sum delights shine at Cha Lao! From dumplings to tarts, the journey is worth every bite.
🚩茶楼 Cha Lao Dim Sum, G-6, Ground Floor, Holiday Villa, 260, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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This was the most disappointing of all the dim sums! It was obvious the you tiao wasn’t fresh so they had to toast it which made it hard and chewy. Not the way it should be.

This favourite wasn’t disappointing- warm, fresh and yammy good!

After a long journey just across the causeway, it was comforting to relax at D’Shanghai for some warm dim sum! This 1st dish was actually our favourite and the chilli served on the table side paired well for an extra oomph! 💪