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Oversea: A Malaysian Icon

From its humble beginnings on Jalan Imbi in Kuala Lumpur in the 1970s, Restoran Oversea has been an institution in Malaysian-Chinese cuisine.

Having been in the lives of Klang Valley dwellers for some half a decade and counting, the Oversea chain of restaurants owned by Oversea Enterprise Berhad continues to delight customers with a number of signature offerings including dim sum, mooncakes, and Cantonese banquet cuisine.

A GemSpot favourite that you can order from on the app at any time, get to know this famous Malaysian restaurant a little better, and find out what makes it so legendary.

From Klang Valley to the world

Under the name Oversea itself, the company maintains its roots firmly in Kuala Lumpur with three chain restaurants in the Klang Valley and two in Ipoh, all while also owning other eateries under different names as well as different kinds of cuisines.

Also under the Oversea umbrella is a dim sum outlet in Sri Petaling, as well as a Hong Kong-style cuisine restaurant known as Tsim Tsung in Pandan Indah. In addition, the company also successfully launched two casual dining outfits within Genting Highlands.

And not just that, this record-shattering Malaysian company also proudly brought its Malaysian identity with it on its overseas expansion to open a café within the Wan Chai commercial area in Hong Kong, bringing Ipoh-style Chinese cuisine to a huge international city; as well as a bakery and café called “Alter Ego 1892” in Taipei, Taiwan.  

Oversea is a listed company

Incorporated as a restaurant and business partnership some five decades ago, Oversea grew to such a powerhouse that on April 1st 2010 it became listed on the ACE Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.

Last year (2020), Oversea’s original founder Mr. Yu Soo Chye @ Yee Soo Chye announced they would be working with Focus Dynamics Group Berhad to embark on an international expansion plan.

As one of the most well-known Chinese restaurants in the country, has grown since its first location on Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, to various outlets around the Klang Valley and up to Ipoh, as well as a sister restaurant all the way in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Another restaurant whose mooncake collection is highly anticipated every year, Oversea never fails to delight customers with its wide range of mooncake series and flavours including its Pioneer Series, Classic Series, All-Time Favourites Series, and even gift sets and more.

Oversea offers an impressively extensive menu

Whether choosing Oversea for a special event such as wedding reception dinner or celebration banquet, or simply ordering a Chinese meal for home delivery, an Oversea menu will probably take you some time to get through!

Among the restaurant’s signature dishes include

  • meat items such as spare ribs cooked in wine or braised chicken with Chinese wine,
  • seafood dishes such as stir-fried prawns in chili or soy sauces, as well as
  • a few Chinese-fusion items such as stir-fried mixed vegetables in belacan, and
  • a deep-fried Thai-style crispy chicken dish.

The Oversea portfolio: Confectionaries and manufactured foods

With its own mooncake factory, Oversea’s mooncake collection is highly anticipated every year, with a range of mooncake series and even gift sets.

The company also ventured into other manufactured goods such as egg rolls, exporting to countries all over the world including around Europe and the USA.

Award winning, from food to business

Over the years, Oversea’s parent company has garnered many awards for both excellence in cuisine as well as business practices.

Among the many accolades on the restaurant side of achievements include “Greatest Table in Kuala Lumpur, and the title of “International Restaurant of Chinese Cuisine” awarded by The World Chinese Cuisine Association.

In 2017, the group was also awarded The Asia Pacific International Honesty Enterprise Keris Award for demonstrating outstanding honesty and integrity as a leader in the F&B industry.

If you’re around Imbi or Sri Petaling area, enjoy a discount on us when dining at either Oversea Restaurants!
Exclusive for NEW GemSpot users (with no history of purchase), we’re giving you a discount for when dining in (remember to book your table on our app!) at Oversea with the promocode OVERSEA20, valid from now all the way to 30th April 2022 with no minimum spend!

You can also order from Oversea for home delivery at any time via the GemSpot app, from either the Imbi or Sri Petaling outlet!

Enjoy all the iconic dishes from the comfort of your own home, and get up to 20% off (up to RM12) with the code GEM20 exclusively on weekdays from 10am to 5pm, or use the app to book a table if you feel like going out for an authentic and quality Chinese meal.

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