This establishment has been around for a long while and I remember dining there even when I was a very small kid. It was also where I first had my taste of shark's fin soup before refusing to eat baby porridge anymore. So this place has a special place in my heart.
Restaurant Oversea is a well known place for chinese cuisine and also for their rather steep prices. However you receive what you pay for which makes the meal worth it even if it will burn a hole in your wallet for that month. So for a business lunch, they decided to bring a client to Oversea Restaurant at Jalan Imbi.
As always the first thing to order is their signature and very popular Char Siew.
I daresay that you will never ever find char siew as good as the ones you can find here. Each slice of pork belly is layered beautifully with fat and meat, then it's perfectly caramelized on the edges which is sweet and sticky from the sauce. When you put the meat in your mouth, it melts almost instantly which is magical on it's own.
Though I suggest that you savour each mouthful as a small plate can cost more than Rm50. Also I would advice that you pre-book this dish before venturing to the restaurant as they run out pretty fast despite it's steep price.
Another dish that is a favourite of mine is the Steamed Siakap with Sweet Soya Sauce. Although this can be found in many other chinese restaurant and some cook this dish pretty damn good, something Overseas Restaurant just does it better.
The fish was very fresh, so it's meat is nicely tender but chewy at the same time and the sauce is absolutely delicious. Worth ordering if you enjoy steam fish.
To offset the overly indulgent pork dish, we ordered a large plate of green vegetable. Honestly I do not know what this is called in english but it's almost like garlic chives but bigger in size. Also I think it's more fibrous which is good for your digestive system.
This dish is stir-fried simply with garlic and it was good. A little bit on the oily side as it always is when we order this dish, even in many other restaurants.
I understand why everyone would pay a lot of money to dine at Overseas restaurant. I've heard people complaining about the prices but yet still enjoy the food immensely. For special occasions, this is definitely the place to dine at if it is really good quality food that you are looking for.
Pre-book the char siew before going to the restaurant or else you might not get the chance to have some
char siew Other Ratings:
Value for Money 3