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10 Best Dim Sum Places in Singapore 2019

Dim sum, which can be literally translated as a “touch of the heart”, is a cuisine loved universally by Singaporeans. Ranging from sweet to savoury, dim sum consists of bite-sized dishes that are usually served from morning to early afternoon, and is thus also known as the “Chinese brunch”. Below, we have listed out 10 of the best and most-loved dim sum places in Singapore.

 

1. Peach Garden

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Peach Garden first opened its doors in Novena Garden in 2002, and it has since opened many more branches around Singapore. From Steamed Siew Mai with Crystal Prawns, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns, to XO Chilli Carrot Cake, Peach Garden offers more than 30 different types of dim sum dishes. Their signature dim sum, the Crisp-baked Sweet Potato Bun with Custard and Fried Liu Sha Bao are highly recommended. Peach Garden has high-tea dim sum buffets as well. Their different outlets can have different promotions, so do check out their promotions here (https://www.

peachgarden.com.sg/promotions) if you plan to visit them.

Website: https://www.peachgarden.com.sg/

 

2. Tim Ho Wan

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Originally from Hong Kong, and one of the cheapest Michelin starred restaurants, Tim Ho Wan has now opened its 9th branch in Singapore. Tim Ho Wan offers top-grade dim sum at fairly reasonable prices, priding itself on using only fresh and premium quality ingredients. The “Four Heavenly Kings”—BBQ Pork Buns, Steamed Egg Cake, Beancurd Skin with Pork & Shrimp, and Pan-fried Carrot Cake—should not be missed. The BBQ Pork Buns in particular are a must-try recommendation for first timers! The crispy exterior and unique bun texture complement well with the juicy BBQ pork wrapped inside. Other recommended items include the Steamed Chicken Feet with Black Bean Sauce, and Steamed Pork Dumpling with Shrimp.

Website: http://www.timhowan.com/

 

3.

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An award-winning restaurant, Hai Tien Lo, offers a wide selection of traditional Cantonese dishes. In addition to using age-old recipes to recreate classic flavours, its’ chefs have also created a “New Cantonese” menu with a contemporary twist on traditional dishes. Hai Tien Lo’s classic dim sum includes Steamed Prawn and Asparagus Dumplings, Steamed Charcoal Barbecue Pork Bun with Black Truffles and Pan-fried Rice Flour Rolls with Chef’s Signature Homemade XO Chilli sauce.

The restaurant serves its Weekday Dim Sum Brunch Buffet at a price of $60.80 per pax and Weekend Dim Sum Brunch Buffet at $68.80 per pax. With more than 50 Dim Sum dishes, the buffet includes Double-boiled Mini Buddha Jumps over the Wall with Morel Mushrooms, and Braised Classic Whole Abalone and Beancurd accompanied with Broccoli in Supreme Stock.

Website: https://www.panpacific.com/en/hotels-and-resorts/pp-marina/dining/hai-tien-lo.html

Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595

Tel: +65 6826 8240

Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

 

4.

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Located at St Regis, Yan Ting offers dim sum as well as various Cantonese creations. Indulge in a delectable dim sum brunch feast on weekends for a price of $118++ (with tea), $168++ (with complimentary flow of beer and wines ) or $188++ (with complimentary flow of champagne). Their menu includes Double-boiled Fish Maw Soup with Black Garlic, and Wok-baked Boston Lobster with XO Sauce. They also serve a dim sum set menu at $80 as an alternative. Perfect for gatherings with friends and family.

Website: https://www.yantingrestaurant.com/

Address: 29 Tanglin Road, The St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, Singapore 247911

Tel: +65 6506 6887

Opening Hours: Daily 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Weekend Dim Sum Brunch (Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays) :

First Seating: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Second Seating: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

 

5. Summer Palace

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Awarded one Michelin star, Summer Palace is a Cantonese restaurant that serves classic Cantonese dishes and a wide variety of dim sum delicacies.

The traditional taste and flavours created by their Hong Kong chefs and their finest selection of fragrant Chinese teas complement extremely well with each other. In addition to the classic dim sum, their chefs also create seasonal dim sum specifically designed for each season. Summer Palace’s  Weekend Brunch is available from 11.30 AM to 2.30 PM at $56 per pax. Do note that a minimum of four adults are required for dine in.

Website: https://www.regenthotels.com/regent-singapore/dining/summer-palace

Address: 1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 3 Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715

Tel: +65 6725 3288

Opening Hours:

Lunch: 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Mon – Sat)

Brunch: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (Sun)

Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm daily

 

6. Mitzo

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Located in Orchard Road, Mitzo offers modern Cantonese cuisines and Chinese delicacies made using high-quality ingredients. Enjoy their Dim Sum Set Lunch at $28++ per person for a 3-course set, which includes more than 10 different handcrafted dim sum, a double-boiled soup of the day, and a refreshing dessert. If this won’t be filling enough, go for the 4-course set at $38++ per pax, in which you can additionally choose either a dish of Dry-Style thin noodles with Mitzo’s Signature Barbeque Pork, or a bowl of Porridge with Lobster Claw, Fish and Pork. Check out their dim sum menu here: http://mitzo.sg/pdf/dimsum-set-lunch3019.pdf

Website: http://mitzo.sg/index.html?utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=referral

Address: 270 Orchard Road Grand Park Orchard | Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, Singapore 238857, Singapore

Tel: +65 6603 8882

 

7. Peach Blossom

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Peach Blossom has won many hearts among Singaporeans with its delectable authentic Cantonese cuisine, and its cosy oriental ambience. Peach Blossom serves all-you-can-eat Dim Sum a la carte Buffet daily at a price of $55++ per pax on weekdays and $65++ per pax on weekends. The a la carte Buffet offers over 50 different dishes, including Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat, Whole Abalone and Wonton in Superior Broth and Baked Lobster with Cheese.

The buffet prices are extremely reasonable for the quality and range of dishes served here; truly value for money.

Check out their Dim Sum menu here: http://d2felfhvpayf79.cloudfront.net/media/images/properties/singapore/singapore/marina-mandarin-singapore/restaurants-and-bars/peach-blossoms/peachblossoms-dim-sum-a-la-carte-and-buffet-menu.pdf

Website: http://www.meritushotels.com/marina-mandarin-singapore/dining/peach-blossoms.html

Address: Level 5, Marina Mandarin Singapore, 6 Raffles Boulevard Marina Square, Singapore 039594

Tel: +65 6845 1118

Opening Hours (for dim sum):  12pm to 3pm (weekdays), 11am to 3pm (weekends)

 

8. Asia Grand

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Out of the many dim sum places in Singapore, Asia Grand scores for both its dim sum and its cozy atmosphere. The restaurant offers a wide selection of mouth-watering dim sum which includes their best sellers: Steamed Cheong Fun with Shrimp, Fried or Steamed Carrot Cake, Lean Meat Porridge with Preserved Egg and the Baked Custard Bun.

Do note that they are usually quite crowded on weekends, so don’t forget to make reservations in advance to secure a table.

Website: http://asiagrand.com.sg/?fbclid=IwAR0IlSjV0oLZnhzyluRzkYivlPFvR7mO6Ca6bSKqJFLROomVdWBGMYLRdUU

Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #01-02, Odeon Towers Singapore 188720

Tel : +65 6887 0010

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 11:30am to 3:00pm, 6:30pm to 11:00pm

Sunday & Public Holiday: 10:00am to 3:00pm, 6:00pm to 11:00pm

 

9. Swee Choon

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Swee Choon has served Singaporeans with delicious Hong Kong and Shanghai dim sum since 1962. Although this long-established hawker dim sum place has increased its prices over the years, the food served is still very affordable when you consider the quality of ingredients used. One of the best aspects of Swee Choon is that it remains open until 6am every day, perfect for those looking for a midnight supper.

Website: http://www.sweechoon.com/

Address: 191 Jalan Besar 185, Singapore 208882, Singapore

Tel: +65 6225 7788

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 11.00am – 2.30pm, 6.00pm – 6.00am

Sunday & Public Holidays: 10.00am – 3.00pm, 6.00pm – 6.00am

Closed on Tuesday

 

10. Wah Lok

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Opened in 1988, Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant has won many, many awards throughout the years. Here, they serve traditional, authentic Cantonese Dim Sum, and customers can order dim sum portions customised to the number of people dining at the table. Starring classic dim sum favourites such as Baked Barbecue Pork Buns and Steamed Crab Meat & Egg White Dumplings, Wah Lok brings your dining experience to a whole new level. Do note that dim sum is only served during lunch hour.

Website: https://www.carltonhotel.sg/wah-lok.html

Address: 76 Bras Basah Road Carlton Hotel, Singapore 189558, Singapore

Tel: +65 6311 8188

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Saturdays: 11. 30am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

Sundays & Public Holidays: 11am to 2.30pm, 6.30pm to 10.30pm

 

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10 Best Dim Sum in Singapore That Will “Touch Your Heart” [2021]

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Source: Welcome to China

Dim Sum, translated to mean “touch the heart”, is a banquet of small dishes that Cantonese people traditionally enjoy for morning tea (“Zao cha”) and afternoon tea (“yum cha”).

While a typical Dim Sum menu could include steamed soup dumplings, shrimp dumplings, Siu Mai, steamed buns, spring rolls and noodles rolls, etc., different Dim Sum restaurants may have their own specialities that others may not offer.

Follow us as we introduce you to the best Dim Sum in Singapore you won’t want to miss out on, and treat yourself to a fancy afternoon tea that you will never get enough of this June vacation!

1.

126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食 @ Geylang Source: SETHLUI.com

First started at 126 Sims Avenue, 126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食 is a 24-hour Dim Sum place that many customers go back to for their savoury Dim Sum since its opening in 1985.

A Dim Sum place where you’ll never fail to see long queues of people waiting to get their hands on their favourite Dim Sum dishes, 126 Dim Sum Wen Dao Shi 揾到食 is a go-to place for those who work odd hours, frequently eat supper or love to party at night!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– 24/7 (for Geylang outlet)
– Has been serving Dim Sum for more than 35 years
– Great variety of dishes
Websitehttps://126.com.sg/
Location1) Geylang outlet
126 Sims Avenue
Singapore 387449

2) Boon Keng oulet
1086 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328187

Contact1) Geylang outlet
Tel: 6746 4757
Email: [email protected]

2) Boon Keng outlet
Tel: 6297 5032
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours1) Geylang outlet
24/7

2) Boon Keng oulet
5pm to 2am daily

Online Ratings/ Reviews2679 Google reviews (Average rating: 4. 0 / 5.0 stars) 

2. Mongkok Dim Sum

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A popular get-together place for families and friends, Mongkok Dim Sum serves reasonably priced Dim Sum cuisines

Their famous dishes include 3 Yolk Crab Porridge, which is known for its consistency and big portion, and its black pepper beef hor fun and custard buns.

Other than its popular outlet in Geylang, the Dim Sum eatery also has other outlets in Cheong Chin Nam and East Coast.

3. Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

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A Dim Sum haven that many locals seek to satisfy their cravings for Dim Sum, Swee Choon has won the hearts of many for its affordable yet scrumptious small dishes.

Having been in business since its opening in 1962, this eatery will serve you authentic, handcrafted good food that will warm the cockles of your heart.

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Takeaway & Delivery available from 10am – 1am Daily
– Original recipes
– Affordable
– Has been a Dim Sum haven for 50 years
Websitehttps://www. sweechoon.com/
Location183/185/187/189/191/193
Jalan Besar Singapore 208882
Contact (For enquiry)Tel: 6225 7788
Email: [email protected]
Opening Hours10am – 1am Daily
Online Ratings/ Reviews6379 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.2 / 5.0 stars) 

4. The Dim Sum Place

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An eatery that serves halal-certified and authentic Cantonese Dim Sum delights, The Dim Sum Place constantly updates its menu with new innovated dishes that renowned international chefs guide to cater to the different taste buds of their patrons.

Constantly looking to bring The Dim Sum Place closer to everyone, the restaurant has opened a new outlet (located in Changi City Point) to extend your dine-in options!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Halal-Certified
– Delicious and affordable dim sum delights
– Guided by renowned international chefs
– Authentic Cantonese taste
– Comes up with regular new dishes to cater to a wide variety of taste buds
Websitehttps://www. thedimsumplace.sg/
Location791 North Bridge Road,
Singapore 198759
ContactTel: 6655 8787
Opening Hours11am – 11pm (Last Order 10.30pm) daily
Online Ratings/ Reviews1776 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.4 / 5.0 stars) 

5. Yum Cha Chinatown

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First opened in the year 2000 near Temple Street, Chinatown, Yum Cha aims to offer patrons a unique Dim Sum dining experience by bringing back the Dim Sum tea house concept in a shophouse setting to give off a nostalgic feel.

Famed for its wide range of Dim Sum delights, Yum Cha’s popular dishes include traditional recipes such as Fish Roe with Siew Mai and Xiao Long Bao, their chef’s modern creations, such as Mango Prawn Sesame Fritters and Squid Ink Dumplings, and local favourites, such as their Salted Egg Prawns and Roasted Peking Duck.

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Large variety of dim sum
– Dim Sum tea house concept in a shophouse setting
– 20% off weekday high tea buffet for Passion Silver Card members
Websitehttp://yumcha.com.sg/
Location20 Trengganu Street (Off Temple Street)
#02-01 (Chinatown) Singapore 058479
ContactTel: 6372 1717
Email: [email protected]
Opening HoursMon – Fri: 11am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 9pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews1860 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.0 / 5.0 stars) 

6. Dim Sum Haus

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A Dim Sum eatery that serves handmade and cook-upon-order Dim Sum cuisines, Dim Sum Haus is recommended for its baked salted egg custard bun, Hong Kong boat congee, pan-fried carrot cake with chicken sausage and steamed crispy rice roll with shrimp, etc.

Offering island wide delivery to your doorstep, Dim Sum Haus also offers its customers free delivery at selected areas around Singapore for orders above $150!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Handmade and cooked upon order
– Islandwide delivery (Free delivery above S$150)
– Takeaway without queuing
– Dine-in without queuing
– Rewards up to 10% off
Websitehttps://order.dimsumhaus.com.sg/
LocationDim Sum Haus
57 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208809
ContactTel: 6909 0777
Opening Hours9am – 9pm daily
Online Ratings/ Reviews791 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.2 / 5.0 stars) 

7. Sum Dim Sum

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A newly established Dim Sum restaurant that opened a few years back in 2019, Sum Dim Sum will wow you with its aesthetic and well-furnished interior designs the moment you step into the restaurant.

With over 50 varieties of Dim Sum delights to choose from and all at an affordable price, Sum Dim Sum’s Dim Sum cuisines are definitely a must-try in this list of 10 Best Dim Sum in Singapore!

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Hosts private events, birthday parties and more
– Aesthetic furnishings for a comfortable dining experience
– Quality food at an affordable price
– Accessible and convenient location in central Singapore
Websitehttps://www.sumdimsumsg.com/
Location161 Jln Besar, Singapore 208876
ContactTel: 9092 2662
Opening HoursMon – Fri:
11.30am – 3pm
5pm – 11.30pm

Sat:
10.30am – 3pm
5pm – 11.30pm

Sun:
10.30am – 3pm
5pm – 11pm

Online Ratings/ Reviews525 Google reviews (Average rating: 4. 2 / 5.0 stars) 

8. Shi Wei Xian Hong Kong Dim Sum

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Operated only on weekend and public holiday by old folks, Shi Wei Xian Hong Kong Dim Sum is located at a coffeeshop in Aljunied.

One that serves tasty Hong Kong Tim sum at a reasonable price, Shi Wei Xian Hong Kong Dim Sum is recommended by past customers for its affordable price, authenticity and friendly staff.

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Tasty Hong Kong Tim sum at a reasonable price
– Wide variety of dishes
– Quality and tasty food
– Prompt service
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/shiweixianHK/
Location119 Aljunied Ave 2, #01-06, Singapore 380119
ContactTel: 8111 4950 / 8322 6923
Opening HoursMon – Fri:
Closed

Sat & Sun:
7am – 5pm

Online Ratings/ Reviews133 Google reviews (Average rating: 4. 1 / 5.0 stars) 

9. Victor’s Kitchen

Source: The Smart Local

A restaurant that serves exquisite Hong Kong-style dimsum in a friendly kopitiam setting, Victor’s Kitchen aims to deliver authentic Hong Kong Dim Sum cuisines to patrons at affordable and reasonable prices.w

Well-known for its lava egg yolk custard buns that is sought after for its delicate flavor and decadent texture, Victor’s Kitchen also offers a wide range of other Dim Sum delights such as Victor’s King Prawn Dumpling, Tasty Queen-Sized Siew Mai, Steamed Carrot Cake, Golden “Bo Lo” Char Siew Butter Buns and Fresh oven-baked egg tarts.

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Delicious dim sum at affordable prices
– Exquisite Hong Kong-style dim sum
– Chief chef was previously a chef in Victoria Hotel, a five-star hotel in Hong Kong
– Wide variety of menu options include award-winning recipes
Websitehttps://www. victors-kitchen.com/
LocationSunshine Plaza
Mon-Thur, Sun:
10.30am-8pm

Fri-Sat:
10.30am-9pm
 
Chinatown Point
Daily:
10.30am-9pm

ContactTel: 9838 2851
Opening HoursSunshine Plaza
91 Bencoolen Street
Sunshine Plaza, #01-49
(Bras Basah MRT)
Singapore 189652
 
Chinatown Point
Chinatown Point B1-33,
133 New Bridge Road
(Chinatown MRT)
Singapore 059413
Online Ratings/ Reviews745 Google reviews (Average rating: 4.1 / 5.0 stars) 

10. Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine

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First established in 2004, the Imperial Treasure Restaurant Group consists of a chain of 20 restaurants with over 50 accolades under its name.

Only available during lunch hour, the Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine’s Dim Sum menu includes Siew Mai, prawn dumpling, Custard Bun, Chicken Feet, Ha Kao and carrot cake, etc.

Type of informationDetails
Key Features– Achievement of over 50 accolades by the Imperial Treasure Restaurant Group
– One-Michelin star in the Michelin Guide Singapore (2017 – 2019)
– Michelin Plate by Michelin Guide Singapore (2018, 2019)
– Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants (2013 – 2015)
– Vast array of authentic fine Cantonese cuisine
– Impeccable service
– Consistently good dim sum
Websitehttps://www.imperialtreasure.com/restaurant/ImperialTreasureCantoneseCuisine-6
LocationGreat World, #02-111/112, 1 Kim Seng Promenade
Singapore 237994
ContactTel: 6732 2232
Opening HoursDaily
11am – 8pm
Online Ratings/ Reviews263 Google reviews (Average rating: 4. 3 / 5.0 stars) 

Conclusion

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30 Dim Sum Restaurants To Have Your Weekly Yum Cha

Whether it is a mid-afternoon high tea or weekend brunch ritual, dim sum is a Chinese staple we cannot get enough of. Essentially comprising a variety of both steamed and deep-fried snacks, these morsels are commonly paired with freshly brewed Chinese tea.

In Singapore, many Chinese families hold this age-old tradition in high esteem and even those of other races have learnt to appreciate dim sum, creating varieties to suit their own preferences and taste buds.

From the timeless favourites that still pull off dumplings the old fashioned way since our parent’s time—food carts and screaming old ladies included—to the modern restaurants that experiment with new flavours, here are 30 dim sum restaurants in Singapore for your weekly yum cha.


126 WEN DAO SHI


Nestled in supper haven, Geylang, 126 Wen Dao Shi is a hot spot for those in search of cheap and good dim sum. They may not be the most polished of eateries around, but make no mistake that for what they lack in outer appearance, they compensate greatly in food.

Some of our all-time favourite items to get are their Soft-Shell Crab, Liu Sha Bao and their Man Tou with Chilli Crab Sauce.

126 Sims Avenue,
Singapore 387449
Tel: +65 6746 4757
Daily: 24 Hours
Nearest Station: Aljunied


ASIA GRAND


Asia Grand is one Chinese restaurant that has stood the test of time. Situated on the ground floor of Odeon Towers, this long-standing restaurant is famous not just for their stellar dim sum but also the Peking Duck and Suckling Pig.

Start your day with some delectable dim sum such as Steamed Shrimp Dumplings and Steamed Cheong-Fun with Dough Fritter.

331 North Bridge Road
#01-02 Odeon Towers, Odeon Towers
Singapore 188720
Tel: +65 6887 0010
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall


BAN HENG


At Ban Heng, you will never run out of options when it comes to their dim sum. Boasting over 30 dim sum items to choose from—which includes 15 deep-fried morsels of sheer goodness—deciding what to fill our bellies with is always a tough call.

If you need recommendations, their egg tarts and Barbecued Char Siew Pastry with Sesame are stellar dishes.

1 Maritime Square
#04-01, HarbourFront Centre
Singapore 099253
Tel: +65 6278 0288 / +65 6278 1354
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront


CHERRY GARDEN


Cherry Garden offers an eclectic menu of Cantonese cuisine, presented with artistic modern flair. Housed in Mandarin Oriental Singapore Hotel, this Cantonese restaurant is one upscale dim sum restaurant that is perfect for business meetings or simply a weekend yum cha with your family.

Their seasonal menu changes regularly, but rest assured that the quality of the dishes remains consistent throughout.

5 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039801
Tel: +65 6885 3500
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Esplanade / Promenade / Raffles Place


CRYSTAL JADE PALACE RESTAURANT


Crystal Jade Palace Restaurant serves up contemporary Cantonese cuisine and is a hot favourite among dim sum lovers. On their menu, there are over 30 dim sum items to try so visiting in a big group is recommended.

We personally love their Char Siew Sou that boasts a savoury-sweet char siew filling encased in a buttery and flaky pastry.

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391 Orchard Road, #04-19,
Takashimaya Shopping Centre,
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 6735 2388
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat: 11am – 10.30pm
Sun: 10am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset


DIM SUM PLACE


Sitting along the old-fashioned shophouses that line North Bridge Road is The Dim Sum Place. This place doles out good Cantonese dim sum with a creative local twist that will allow you to sample a unique mix of flavours in a single meal setting.

The best part? It is halal-certified so our Muslim friends can enjoy the dim sum, too!

791 North Bridge Road,
Singapore 198759
Tel: +65 6655 8787
Sun to Thu: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
Fri & Sat: 11am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 5am
Nearest Station: Lavender / Bugis


EAST OCEAN TEOCHEW RESTAURANT


Established in 1992, East Ocean Teochew Restaurant is known for serving traditional Teochew favourites such as steamed pomfret and its Hong Kong-style Teochew cuisine. It is one of the few Chinese restaurants in Singapore that still serve dim sum the traditional way by using dim sum trays.

You can get the usual range of dim sum such as Baked BBQ Pork Bun, Pan Fried Carrot Cake and Steamed Siew Mai, but the standout item is definitely the Steamed Custard Bun.

391 Orchard Road, #05-08/09 Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872
Tel: +65 6235 9088
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


HUA TING


A celebrated stalwart in the Chinese fine dining scene for over two decades, Hua Ting Restaurant offers a revitalised menu that includes a repertoire of Cantonese classics and some modern interpretations.

Their signature Baked Mango Chicken Tartlet is encased in a crispy, buttery bo lo bun with bits of sweet, minced chicken and diced up ripe mangoes—it was so good we finished ours within seconds. Another item to look forward to is the Wok-fried Turnip Cake with House-made X.O. Sauce in Hot Stone Bowl.

442 Orchard Road,
Orchard Hotel Singapore, Level 2,
Singapore 238879
Tel: +65 6739 6666
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


IMPERIAL TREASURE CANTONESE CUISINE


Amongst all the Chinese cuisines out there, the Cantonese style is probably the most popular and diverse and Imperial Treasure Cantonese Cuisine is one such place where diners are never disappointed.

The restaurant offers an assortment of authentic Dim Sum daily as well. These refined small bites are exquisitely crafted by their chefs from Hong Kong that deliver consistent and great quality.

1 Kim Seng Promenade,
Singapore  237994
Tel: +65 6732 2232
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sun: 10.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset


MAN FU YUAN


Situated on the second level of InterContinental Singapore, Man Fu Yuan boasts a sumptuous dim sum menu that bursts with classics like rice rolls, pan-fried radish cakes, and a variety of congees.

What we particularly fancy about their food is the way their brilliant chefs adopt modern culinary methods and apply them to traditional dim sum.

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80 Middle Road,
Singapore 188966
Tel: +65 6825 1008
Mon to Sat: 11.45am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bugis


MIN JIANG


Located in the elegant Goodwood Park Hotel, the award-winning Min Jiang features a repertoire of popular Sichuan and Cantonese dishes, as well as a delectable dim sum selection, served on trolleys for lunch daily.

What you can look forward to include Steamed Wasabi Jellyfish Dumplings, Steamed BBQ Pork Buns and Crystal Shrimp Dumpling ‘Har Kau’.

22 Scotts Road
Goodwood Park Hotel
Singapore 228221
Tel: 6730 1704
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


MITZO RESTAURANT & BAR


In the sea of Chinese restaurants in Singapore, Mitzo is by far the sleekest and sexiest around, and sitting along Orchard Road makes it a convenient spot to satisfy those dim sum cravings after all your shopping is done.

Everything is exquisitely handcrafted with premium ingredients and you get a wide selection from the Mitzo Premium Steamed Dim Sum Platter the Garden Deep-Fried Dim Sum Platter.

Level 4 Grand Park Orchard
270 Orchard Road
Singapore 238857
Tel: +65 6603 8855
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30am, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard/Somerset


MOUTH RESTAURANT


Since 1988, Mouth Restaurant is the go-to restaurant in Singapore’s Chinatown for yum cha.

For dim sum, they offer a wide selection of 100 mouth-watering handmade dim sum including crowd favourites such as the Rainbow Har Gao, Squid Ink Char Siew Bun and the ever popular Liu Sha Bao.

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22 Cross Street #01-61
China Square Central South Bridge Court ShopHouse,
Singapore 048421
Tel: +65 6438 5798
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 4pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown / Telok Ayer


PARADISE TEOCHEW


Embracing the roots of Teochew cuisine with an emphasis on natural flavours, light seasonings and fresh ingredients in its preparation of dishes, Paradise Teochew features a menu of over a hundred dishes of Teochew-style signatures coupled with an array of dim sum offerings.

6 Scotts Road, #03-04 Scotts Square,
Singapore 228209
Tel: +65 6538 0644
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat & Sun: 10.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


PEACH GARDEN


Peach Garden focuses on bringing to diners impeccable Chinese cuisine with the freshest premium ingredients under the hands of skilled chefs.

The view from its outlet at level 33 of OCBC Building is as impressive as their dim sum menu—especially their tasty Baked Egg Tarts and Steamed Shanghai Xiao Long Bao.

65 Chulia Street
#33-01 OCBC Centre
Tel: +65 6535 7833
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Raffles Place


RED HOUSE SEAFOOD


Established in 1976, Red House Seafood is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Singapore and they have been offering masterful creations that display Singapore’s kaleidoscopic gastronomical palate to their loyal customers for decades. Their menu sees finely-crafted dishes that speak of incredible thought and finesse.

Red House Seafood has recently introduced a new daily a la carte dim sum buffet at the The Grand Copthorne Waterfront and Prinsep Street outlets. Enjoy unlimited servings of dim sum, congee, noodles and specialities from S$23.80++/pax.

392 Havelock Rd, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel Level 2
Singapore 169663
Tel: +65 6735 7666
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5 – 10pm
Nearest Station: Fort Canning


RED STAR RESTAURANT


Perhaps one of the few remaining authentic, old-school dim sum restaurants in Singapore—with middle-aged ladies pushing dim sum carts around—is Red Star Restaurant.

Red Star is nowhere near any of the finer dining dim sum concepts around, in fact, the restaurant is far from it. But what you can expect is a decent variety that encompasses the usual suspects such as chee cheong fun, har gau and more.

54 Chin Swee Road, #07-23,
Singapore 160054
Tel: +65 6532 5266
Mon to Sat: 8am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sun: 7am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay


SI CHUAN DOU HUA


A premier fine dining Chinese restaurant, Si Chuan Dou Hua is a pioneer of Sichuan cuisine in Singapore and is renowned for its superb Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines.

Here is where you can indulge in a wide array of mouth-watering delicacies such as roast suckling pig, nutritious double boiled soups, and exquisite handcrafted dim sum—all expertly prepared by the restaurant’s team of master chefs.

181 Kitchener Road, Level 3,
Singapore 208533
Tel: +65 6428 3170
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Park


SONG GARDEN


Located on the second level of Mercure Singapore Bugis, this Cantonese restaurant astounds with its array of elaborate and mouth-watering contemporary dim sum offerings, from its Pan-seared ‘Otak’ Seafood Dumpling on Skewer to its Deep-Fried Charcoal Chili Crab Meat Ball.

The Mini Egg Tarts (S$4.20++ for 3 pieces) are far better than your traditional flaky egg tarts. Buttery, crumbly and filled with a luscious egg filling, this is undeniably one of the best renditions in Singapore. Otherwise, their Deep-Fried Charcoal Chili Crab Meat Ball and Lobster with Pumpkin Congee are showstoppers in their own rights too.

122 Middle Road
Mercure Singapore Bugis
Singapore 188973
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bugis


SUMMER PALACE RESTAURANT


Awarded the Michelin one-star back in 2017, Summer Palace is where one can savour classic Cantonese dishes and an extensive selection of dim sum delicacies. Helmed by two experienced Hong Kong chefs with more than 20 years of experience, what you can hope to find will never be anything short of pure indulgence.

We are huge fans of their Stir-Fried Turnip Cake with XO Sauce as well as their Lobster dumplings.

1 Cuscaden Road,
Regent Singapore, A Four Seasons Hotel
Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 6725 3288
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


SWATOW SEAFOOD RESTAURANT


Nestled in the heartland area of Toa Payoh, Swatow Seafood Restaurant is an old-school restaurant that gives us all that sense of familiarity the second we step foot inside.

Besides their array of seafood dishes—that we love too— they also offer handmade Hong Kong-style dim sum in the day with the likes of with the likes of Golden Custard Bun, Fresh Scallop Dumpling and Paper Wrapped Chicken.

181 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #02-602
Singapore 310181
Tel: +65 6363 1717
Daily: 8am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh


SWEE CHOON TIM SUM RESTAURANT


Located in the heart of Jalan Besar, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant is a hit among supper-goers who often flock there as late as midnight. This humble dim sum eatery offers some of the best Chinese cuisines in Singapore and at a fairly affordable price point too.

From delectable soups to steamed Dim Sum and kitchen special cooked dishes, its extensive menu is reflective of the restaurant’s efforts to cater to every palate.

191 Jalan Besar,
Singapore 208882
Tel: +65 6225 7788
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Mon to Sat: 11am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 6am
Sun: 10am – 3pm, 6pm – 6am
Nearest Station: Farrer Park


TASTE PARADISE


Hailed as one of Singapore’s best Chinese restaurants, Taste Paradise is a favourite establishment amongst discerning diners. Long queues often form outside this opulent restaurant at Ion Orchard and prices remain reasonable despite the soaring demands.

Treat yourselves to Taste Paradise’s sumptuous dim sum and do make it a point to allocate stomach space for their best-selling Classic Shark’s Fin in Supreme Broth accompanied with a Crispy Spring Roll served in Japanese Stone Pot.

2 Orchard Turn
#04-07 Ion Orchard
Singapore 238801
Tel: +65 6509 9660
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat to Sun: 11am – 4.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard


TIM HO WAN


Hailing from Hong Kong and perhaps one of the biggest openings here in Singapore is dim sum chain, Tim Ho Wan. With certain outlets open for 24-hours, this is another supper spot to consider should the likes of steamed, baked or fried dim sum peak your fancy.

We are huge fans of their Baked Bun with BBQ Pork, Spicy and Sour Dumplings and the hugely underrated Vermicelli Roll with Shrimp.

68 Orchard Rd, 01-29A/52,
Plaza Singapura,
Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6251 2000
Mon to Fri: 10am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut


TUNGLOK TEAHOUSE


One of the places we frequent is TungLok Teahouse for their delectable, handcrafted dim sum. This casual dining restaurant has extremely competitive prices.

If you’re the sort that goes absolutely mental at the sight of cutesy dim sum then the Mini Piglet BBQ Buns at TungLok Teahouse is sure to leave an impression. Do try their signature Steamed Siew Mai with Quail Egg and Truffle as well—it is mind-blowing to say the least.

10 Sinaran Drive, #01-73 Square 2
Singapore 307506
Tel: +65 6893 1123
Mon to Fri: 11am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 3pm, 3pm – 5pm (high tea), 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Novena


VICTOR’S KITCHEN


Presumably having one of the best custard buns around, Victor’s Kitchen is a name that needs no introduction. Tucked away inside Sunshine Plaza, this dim sum eatery is a popular haunt among students and office workers.

Despite being a fairly affordable option in town, we must admit that their dim sum is good but not exactly our idea of mind-blowing. Still, if you happen to find yourself in the area, then Victor’s Kitchen is no doubt a good spot for you to get your hunger sorted.

91 Bencoolen Street, #01-49
Sunshine Plaza,
Singapore 189652
Tel: +65 9838 2851
Daily: 10.30am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Bencoolen


WAH LOK


Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant in Carlton Hotel is one of the most well-known Chinese restaurants in Singapore—and for good reason. With a long list of awards to its name, Wah Lok is a popular destination for dim sum enthusiasts.

On their menu, you will find familiar classics—Baked Barbecue Pork Buns and Steamed Crab Meat & Egg White Dumplings are just some to name.

76 Bras Basah Road
Carlton Hotel Singapore
Tel: +65 6311 8188
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall


XIN CUISINE


Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium Hotel’s Chinese restaurant Xin Cuisine remains relatively under the radar and is a great place to have dim sum in peace without breaking the bank.

Enjoy the ultimate dining experience with its elegant interiors that exude a warm and vibrant ambience, coupled with their range of innovative dim sum creations—courtesy of award-winning Dim Sum Chef Cheung Kim Nam.

Holiday Inn Atrium
317 Outram Road
Tel: +65 6731 7173
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sun: 10.30am – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Outram Park


YÀN


Yàn is a sophisticated Cantonese restaurant that sits on the fifth floor of the stunning National Gallery Singapore, and we are completely in love with the restaurant’s chinoiserie-chic vibes and a menu of elegant Cantonese cuisine.

The Dim Sum Combination Platter (S$18++) features six delicate bite-size treats, and is a great sampler if you cannot decide on which dim sum dish to order!

1 St. Andrew’s Road, #05-02
National Gallery Singapore
Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 63845585
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: City Hall


YAN TING


This Chinese restaurant at The St. Regis Singapore is classy and exudes a note of understated elegance. Prices are slightly steeper, but for its fine food, it has won fans from all over the region.

If you are planning to have a dim sum brunch at Yan Ting on the weekends, reservations are highly recommended.

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29 Tanglin Road
The St. Regis Singapore
Tel: +65 6506 6887
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard

 

Best Dim Sum In Singapore

When it comes to Chinese food, every one of us has a soft spot for dim sum—or yum cha as it is commonly referred to in Hong Kong. A classic  Cantonese delight that is commonly enjoyed with hot tea—hence the term ‘yum cha’ which translates to ‘drinking tea’ in Cantonese—who can resist waking up to likes of steaming hot, meat and seafood-stuffed morsels of goodness.

Many folks may argue that the best (and most affordable) dim sum can only be found in Hong Kong or Guangzhou but we beg to differ. In fact, you can just as easily find some of the best and cheapest dim sum delights right here in Singapore.

As much as we love our cafe-style brunches, there is just something about dim sum that still makes it our ultimate go-to comfort food. Here is our list of 12 dim sum places in Singapore that will not hurt your wallet but will have you thoroughly satisfied nonetheless.
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Established in 1976, Red House Seafood is one of the oldest Chinese restaurants in Singapore and they have been offering masterful creations that display Singapore’s kaleidoscopic gastronomical palate to their loyal customers for decades. Their menu sees finely-crafted dishes that speak of incredible thought and finesse.

Mention Red House Seafood and most people will think of quality seafood and exquisite hand-crafted dim sum. But not many people know that Red House Seafood’s latest outlet at The Grand Copthorne Waterfront is easily one of the most gorgeous Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

Dressed in tasteful hues and gorgeous furnishings, Red House Seafood at The Grand Copthorne Waterfront is a place that is suitable for all occasions—it is perfect for family gatherings, date night with your loved one as well as a business luncheon to host your clients and business partners.

Here is some good news if you are planning to dine at Red House Seafood. It is offering 20% OFF total bill for food only (excluding promotional items and beverages), and the Alaskan King Crab is available at a whopping 60% discount at S$98/kg (usual price S$248/kg).

Red House Seafood has recently introduced a new daily a la carte dim sum buffet at the The Grand Copthorne Waterfront and Prinsep Street outlets. Enjoy unlimited servings of dim sum, congee, noodles and specialities from S$23.80++/pax.

From Braised Alaskan Crab Bee Hoon to the Signature Creamy Custard Lobster and Crab Meat Pao Fan, here are the iconic dishes that you have to order when you are dining at Red House Seafood.

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Missing your weekly yum cha sessions with your family? Or have you just been craving for some dim sum? The Chinese-style delicacy features an assortment of bite-sized portions of food such as dumplings, buns and fried fritters that are served in little bamboo baskets. Unfortunately, unless you’re a pro in the kitchen, these morsels of joy aren’t easy to do up yourself.

Thankfully for us, there are many dim sum restaurants in Singapore that will be offering islandwide deliveries for dim sum during the Circuit Breaker period.

From the famous Swee Choon to the underrated Yi Dian Xin, we’ve got all your dim sum delivery needs covered. While we will have to do without the bamboo baskets and the experience itself, this shall suffice for now.

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If you haven’t heard of Simpang Bedok or you’re an Eastie looking to (hopefully) discover some new in the area, we’re here to introduce some places you might fancy at this popular alcove of affordable eats and undiscovered hot spots!

Nearby Tanah Merah MRT station, this cosy corner in the East of Singapore has much to offer – from good ol’ Bak Chor Mee and halal Dim Sum to fancy Crab Meat Linguine and Wagyu Bowls, Simpang Bedok’s food options will keep you coming back for more!

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Social Place is a modern Chinese dim sum joint from Hong Kong which has recently opened in Singapore. Located in Forum The Shopping Mall, this contemporary restaurant will wow you with their yummy dishes, imbued with elegance and luxurious flair.

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From steaming baskets of siew mai to liu sha baos (salted egg yolk custard buns), dim sum is a well-loved staple among Singaporeans.

Yet, we are firm believers that the best dim sum should not only be yummy, but affordable too. Tang Tea House is a halal dim sum eatery at Simpang Bedok known for their budget-friendly scrumptious dishes.

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Any trip to Hong Kong would not be complete without having a meal (or should we say every meal?) in one of their many cha chaan tengs, snacking on a couple of Hong Kong egg tarts in one seating and slurping up some Hong Kong-style milk teas to end your day on a sweet note.

Even though that the service is definitely not the best around, Hong Kong still remains as one of the best food destinations in Asia. Thankfully for us, there are quite a number of iconic Hong Kong restaurants that opened in Singapore over the past few years.

Forget about the 4-hour flight to Hong Kong, here are 7 Hong Kong food concepts in Singapore that will gau dim any lingering HK food cravings.

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A highly celebrated stalwart in the Chinese dim sum scene here in Singapore, Red Star Restaurant is one that needs no introduction.

Here is where one can relish in a large selection of dim sum goodies be it steamed or fried and have them served to you table-side via food trolleys—the traditional way. Standing as one of the few Chinese restaurants left in Singapore (or at least the only one we know about) that still serves dim sum this way, Red Star Restaurant is a gem that many loyal patrons, new and old, hold dear.

If you’d like to experience proper Cantonese dim sum dining the traditional way, then Red Star Restaurant is where it’s at.
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7 best dim sum delivery and takeaways in Singapore

Dim sum is an institution.

The towering bamboo baskets, gently steaming. The bite-sized treasures that lie dormant within each, to be roused by patient chopsticks. The communal act of yum cha, where baos and dumplings are a new way of breaking bread with the people you love. All these elements come together to make dim sum a hallowed style of Chinese cuisine that is a fixture in many of our dining repertoires.

Now that many dim sum restaurants have delivery and takeout options, you can take the Cantonese teahouse experience home. Yum cha can replace the tired café fare you’re used to ordering in over the weekend, and double down as a way to make a mealtime a family affair.

Or, if you’re living alone, dim sum delivery options in Singapore are the ideal avenue to have an obscene feast at home where you finally don’t have to contest who is taking that last siew mai.

Since we’ve got you set on what to have for your next meal, we’re rounding up some of the best dim sum delivery and takeaway menus in Singapore for you to peruse. From high-end Cantonese restaurants to dim sum chains that you find yourself in past midnight (late night supper revivals with friends on Houseparty can be a thing), here are the best dim sum delivery and takeaways to try in Singapore.

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Yi by Jereme Leung is a culinary survey of Chinese food, and no such study is complete without a generous collection of dim sums on the menu. Leung’s take on dim sum keeps in line with tradition, so expect the likes of har gao, siew mai, char siew baos and the like elevated by premium ingredients befitting of this Raffles Hotel establishment. Don’t forget a serving (or two) of the restaurant’s house specialty Black Golden Egg Custard Bun.

Address

#3-02 Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719

Si Chuan Dou Hua may be a haven for the hot and spicy array of Sichuanese food on paper, but the restaurant also has a list of Sichuan-inspired dim sum bites in its Imperial High Tea Set, which includes steamed siew mais with clams, polo buns with barbecued pork, and the moreish deep-fried spring roll with prawn and banana.

Wah Lok is one of those dim sum restaurants that remains dependable throughout time. For fine, classic Cantonese fare deserving of a yum cha with champagne, this is your go-to restaurant, no questions asked. Currently, Wah Lok is available for takeaway, so you can take home selections from its dim sum menu that span its pillowy char siew buns, rice rolls and congee.

Address

Carlton Hotel Level 2, 76 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189558

Sichuan and Cantonese restaurant, Min Jiang, is all about well-loved classics when it comes to its dim sum array. Egg tarts, spare ribs with black bean sauce, yam pastries and carrot cakes are just some of the tidbits that are on offer. If you’d like more variety to go with your bite-sized meal, then order some of the restaurant’s Sichuanese food to spice up the selection. Their hot and sour soup is dynamite.

Address

Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221

Halal dim sum is a rarity in Singapore, but thankfully, The Dim Sum place exists to make the Chinese cuisine accessible to all. Because it is halal, pork substitutes get very inventive, including a duck bao that mimics the sweet and smoky profile of char siew and lamb rendang rice rolls drizzled in soy and sesame oil.

Address

791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759

Alright, Swee Choon has little finesse, but that doesn’t stop it from being everyone’s default dim sum choice after-hours. Even though we can’t head down past midnight for supper, the eatery now has late-night deliveries to satisfy any liu sha bao cravings that may come to light. Pro-tip: order double and have some leftover for breakfast tomorrow. Yes, we eat there far more often than we’d like to admit.

Address

183/185/187/189, Jalan Besar, 191/193, Singapore 208882

Known as the home of the best custard buns in Singapore (which we’ll let you be the judge of), and the restaurant that was pioneering the staple dim sum dessert even before it was trendy, Victor’s Kitchen is a reliable haunt for those looking to chow down on fuss-free dim sum, Hong Kong style. The menu is as simple and familiar as it can be, though its highlights are the plus-sized siew mai and har gaos that are as generous as they are delicious.

Address

133 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059413

14 Best dim sum restaurants in Singapore for an afternoon feast

MF editorial team Monday, October 3, 2016 updated the Thursday, April 13, 2017
  • Golden Peony, Conrad Centennial Singapore

    Sample a delectable spread of Cantonese delicacies at this elegant dining spot. Along with signature dim sum delights in exotic flavour combos, expect an extensive wine list with options that pair delightfully with your selection of Chinese bites. Holding a special occasion? Book a private dining room for up to 10 people.
    2 Temasek Blvd, Conrad Centennial Hotel Level 3, Tel: 6432 7482
    UOB Specials: 1-for-1 Double-Boiled Superior Bird’s Nest with Rock Sugar. Valid until 30 June 2017. Valid with any set menu ordered.
    Photo: Conrad Hotels & Resorts
  • Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Beach Road

    Choose from a wide variety of a la carte Sichuan and Cantonese fare. You will delight in the flavorsome Camphor Tea Smoked Duck, and reach for seconds from the Seafood Combination Platter. Trust us, this is the best place for a power lunch. 
    7500 Beach Road, Tel: 6505 5722 
    UOB Specials: 1 dines free with every 3 paying adults for 60 Dishes Deluxe Feast a la carte buffet dinner (Mon – Sun). Valid until 30 June 2017. 
    Photo: PARKROYAL Hotels
  • Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

    While not exactly serving ‘dim sum’-sized portions but main dishes instead, this restaurant prides itself on fine Cantonese flavours and specialties, so treat yourself to a slew of artfully prepared dishes like deep-fried spare ribs with golden garlic, and hot stone fried rice. You can expect a very satisfied belly afterwards.
    22 Orange Grove Road, Dining reservations: 6213 4398, Shang Palace: 6213 4373
    UOB Specials: 1 dines free with every 4 paying adults for regular set menus. Valid until 30 June 2017.
    Photo: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
  • Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant, PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road

    Like its counterpart at PARKROYAL on Beach Road, this restaurant promises to deliver only the best Sichuan and Cantonese delicacies. Signature dishes you must try at this family-friendly dining spot include the Braised Pork Belly served in Whole Pumpkin, and Boiled Sliced Fish with Spicy Chilli Sauce.
    181 Kitchener Road, Tel: 6428 3170
    UOB Specials: 1 dines free with every 3 paying adults for 60 Dishes Deluxe Feast a la carte buffet dinner (Mon – Sun). Valid until 30 June 2017.
    Photo: PARKROYAL Hotels
  • Jade Restaurant

    For dim sum delights that will leave a lasting impression, head to Jade Restaurant at The Fullerton Hotel. With a delightful Weekend Dim Sum Gourmet Brunch menu of over 50 items, boasting incredible options like Poached Enoki Mushroom Squid Ink Dumplings, and Golden ‘Mantou’ Stuffed with Chilli Crab Meat, this is one dim sum feast you won’t soon forget.
    The Fullerton Hotel, 1 Fullerton Square
    Photo: The Fullerton Hotel
  • Cherry Garden

    Cherry Garden is possibly one of the most visually stunning restaurants on the island. And with a gorgeous menu to match the wonderful ambiance and interior, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better restaurant for your dim sum brunch session. Treat your tastebuds to Steamed Pork Siew Mai with Baby Abalone, Fragrant Lotus Chicken and Wild Rice Dumplings, and Wafer-Wrapped Cod Fillet with Black Pepper. You’ll turn Cherry Garden into your favourite Cantonese restaurant in no time.
    Level 5, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 5 Raffles Avenue
    Photo: Mandarin Oriental Singapore
  • Hai Tien Lo

    If you’re looking to spoil you and your family rotten over the weekend, you’ll have to head over to Pan Pacific Singapore and try Hai Tien Lo’s Ultimate Weekend Dim Sum Brunch Buffet. With masterfully crafted delights paired with unlimited servings of wine, refresh yourself in the afternoon with more than 60 dim sum options and signature a la carte creations.
    Level 3, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard
    Photo: Pan Pacific Singapore
  • Kai Garden

    If you’re ever at Marina Square looking for some flavoursome dim sum, Kai Garden is the place to be. Be sure to sample their Pan Fried Charcoal Pork Bun for a delectable twist on its traditional counterpart. Squid ink colours the meat-filled bun, and it is delicately pan fried to perfection. Other lovely dim sum choices include Deep Fried Yam and Pumpkin, and the gloriously lava-tastic Signature Steamed Custard Bun.
    Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-128A/128B
    Photo: Kai Garden
  • Spring Court

    At the ripe old age of 82, Singapore’s oldest surviving Chinese restaurant, Spring Court, definitely know what they’re doing. Since its opening in 1929, the restaurant has changed locations multiple times, but its food has stayed true through the years. Now in its third generation of family hands, Spring Court still dishes up its much loved homemade popiah, fiery hot spicy wantons, and roasted suckling pig, all using the original recipes. 
    52-56 Upper Cross Street
    Photo: Spring Court
  • Peony Jade

    Peony Jade has two outlets and the one at Keppel Club has very recently been awarded the Bib Gourmand status in Singapore’s inaugural Michelin guide. And for good reason! Serving customers with classic Cantonese and Szechuan food, Peony Jade dishes out some of the most visually stunning creations. Their Weekday & Weekend Dim Sum Buffet Lunch will keep you satisfied for hours.
    3 River Valley Road, Clarke Quay
    10 Bukit Chermin Rd, Keppel Club
    Photo: Peony Jade
  • Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant

    Swee Choon embraces a truly authentic vibe, providing customers with a wide selection of Hong Kong and Shanghai dim sum items made with the freshest herbs and ingredients. From juicy Char Siew Bao to mouthwatering Xiao Long Bao, and even flaky Portuguese Egg Tarts, there is something for even the pickiest of eaters at this restaurant. Try their signature dish, the Mee Sua Kueh, or indulge in their Big Pau – a huge Chinese bun packed with minced pork, egg, chicken and shiitake mushroom.
    183 – 191 Jalan Besar
    Photo: Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
  • Swatow Seafood

    If you’ve got mad cravings for some authentic, lip-smacking Hong Kong dim sum to fill your tummy in the afternoon, Swatow Seafood Restaurant offers patrons a delightful selection of dim sum items. You’ll want to indulge in their High Tea Dim Sum Buffet, which starts from SGD19.80 per adult and offers over 20 delicious options. Expect fan favourites like Prawn Dumplings and Mini Egg Tarts.
    Block 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #02-602
    Photo: Swatow Seafood
  • Dragon Phoenix Restaurant

    For a quintessential cantonese dim sum vibe, you can’t go past the 53-year-old Dragon Phoenix Restaurant at Clarke Quay. Since its opening in 1963, the restaurant has been a favourite amongst Singaporeans, and is even credited for creating our local favourite: chilli crab! Nowadays, the restaurant still retains its old school vibe with traditional Chinese decor, dishes served off dim sum carts, and most importantly, closely guarded recipes untouched since the 60s. 
    177A River Valley Road #06-00 Novotel Clarke Quay (Liang Court)
    Photo: Dragon Phoenix Restaurant Facebook
  • Yan Ting

    While Yan Ting specialises in their scrumptious and exquisite Cantonese fine dining a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, they also offer a Weekend Dim Sum Brunch that features award-winning signature dishes. Delight your tastebuds with specially crafted Steamed Pork and Shrimp Dumplings with Black Truffles, Oven-Baked Barbecued Pork Pastry with Sesame, and much more. The elegant ambiance of Yan Ting will also no doubt impress.
    St. Regis Singapore, Level 1U, 29 Tanglin Road
    Photo: Yan Ting

Indulge in high tea the Chinese way and give your stomach a real feast at these popular dim sum spots.

Whether you’re looking for a place to bring the whole family for a social feast, or searching for a great restaurant to sample some terrific Chinese food, you can’t go wrong with a banquet table full of dim sum delights. The best thing about indulging in an afternoon yum cha session is the many different options you can order off the dim sum menu. It’s no wonder everyone calls dim sum “Chinese tapas” – quick and easy snack-sized foods, and such a variety to choose from, it’s a good thing Singapore is home to so many award-winning dim sum restaurants.

We’ve curated a list of the top 14 best dim sum restaurants in Singapore – they are all definitely worth a visit. Taste for yourself the closely-guarded secret recipes that these places are so famous for, and see why so many people rave about them!

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A handful of these foodie havens mentioned above offer some pretty cool value-for-money promotional deals that you might want to watch out for. Give your wallet a much-needed break and make good use of UOB Card’s dining specials. We’ve shown you our favourite spots, but if you’re picky and need a little more inspiration, be sure to check out UOB Cards’ full list of participating restaurants!

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Paradise Teochew: Opening Specials at Ngee Ann City

Paradise Teochew: Opening Specials at Ngee Ann City

Paradise Teochew has opened a new branch at Takashimaya S.C, Ngee Ann City and we went down to check out some of their opening specials.  For lunch, they are offering 20 Dim Sum dishes $3.80++ and 10 classic Teochew dishes for dinner for $20++ until 25 July 2021 for Citi Card and Paradise Gourmet Rewards […]

Peach Garden Thomson Plaza $2 Lobster Noodles Promo

Peach Garden Thomson Plaza $2 Lobster Noodles Promo

Peach Garden Thomson Plaza (tel: 6451 3233) has just undergone a major renovation and to celebrate its re-opening, they are offering $2 Lobster Noodles for minimum $50 spend during their dinner service on weeknights!  We made a trip down to check out their new decor and other signature dishes. The new decor is modern yet […]

Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Gourmet East Kitchen Food Trail

Good Eats and Hidden Gems: Gourmet East Kitchen Food Trail

Today we take you on a most interesting industrial estate food trail. Rather than visiting the usual hawker stalls we take you to Gourmet East Kitchen in Bedok which houses many central kitchens which manufacture food for hotels and other eateries. I’ll bet many of you would have never even thought of visiting a place […]

Dingtele: Shanghai Sheng Jian Bao and other dim sum!

Dingtele: Shanghai Sheng Jian Bao and other dim sum!

There are a couple of dumplings which are very good at Dingtele. I Their shen jian bao were very good, though I would have liked the skin to be just a tad sweeter. Lewis tells me that they use fresh Indonesian pork and it’s flavourful and soupy without any off-putting porky stench. You have to be careful when eating the bao because they literally burst when you bite into them. I had soup all over my hands and my pants!

Hua Ting Restaurant: The Dim Sum Tutorial

Hua Ting Restaurant: The Dim Sum Tutorial

We are all very familiar with the basic dim sum items like har gao, siew mai and char siu bao, but how many of us really know what to look for in a good har gao or what makes one siew mai better than the next? We sat down with Hua Ting’s Chef Lap Fai to discuss these questions!

Dim Sum Haus: Good and reasonably priced dim sum

Dim Sum Haus: Good and reasonably priced dim sum

Have you ever tasted a siew mai or har gow that is so good that it just blows all the others out of the steaming basket? I haven’t. In my experience, there is good siew mai and there is bad siew mai. There is good and very good siew mai, but I have never, ever […]

Majestic Restaurant: Chef Yong’s new Flagship Restaurant

Majestic Restaurant: Chef Yong’s new Flagship Restaurant

Majestic Restaurant: Chef Yong’s new Flagship Restaurant – ieatishootipost I just realized that this will be the third time I am writing about Chef Yong Bin Ngen!  The first was my review of the now defunct The Majestic, back in 2007.  The next story was about his new coffee crabs at Majestic Bay Seafood in […]

Master Tang: Beef Brisket and Chicken Feet Heaven!

Master Tang: Beef Brisket and Chicken Feet Heaven!

I love ngau lum! (Cantonese style stewed beef brisket) It is one of those things that I love but never to eat much of when I was a kid. (or even now!) It was such a treat whenever mum brings back ngau lum meen for lunch after doing her marketing!

Sunlok Noodle House: Feels like Hong Kong

Sunlok Noodle House: Feels like Hong Kong

This restaurant has relocated.  Address updated Superbowl Jurong is one of those places like Big Splash which anyone living in the 70′s must have been before but probably haven’t been back in the last 30 years!  Unless you are living or working around the area, I’d bet you have no reason to visit Superbowl Jurong.  […]

Hong Kong Mong Kok Tim Sum: Restaurant quality Dim Sum at hawker prices

Hong Kong Mong Kok Tim Sum: Restaurant quality Dim Sum at hawker prices

Hong Kong Mong Kok Tim Sum has been around for a number of years and has built up quite a reputation for itself. I have tried their dim sum sometime ago but at that time I didn’t feel compelled to write about them. But I managed to chance upon them again and this time I was quite surprised at just how good their dim sum is especially when you consider that they are all priced at $2.30 nett!

Xiao Chen Handmade Bao Dian: Cheap Coffeeshop Dim Sum

Xiao Chen Handmade Bao Dian: Cheap Coffeeshop Dim Sum

It’s incredible how expensive dim sum is nowadays.  When I started the writing about food 10 years ago, a basket of siew mai at a typical dim sum restaurant was around $3.50.  Nowadays it is around $5.50 and even $6 in some places!  It is no wonder that over the last 10 years we are […]

Tim Ho Wan: Is it worth the long queue?

Tim Ho Wan: Is it worth the long queue?

This post is for everyone who has ever been to Tim Ho Wan but decided to go eat at the restaurant next door instead because of the unbelievably long queue. I know how it feels because I was one of them. After my friend waited for 40 minutes in the queue, we gave up and […]

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Singapore: Gastronomic Kaleidoscope :: Impressions :: RBK Style

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Singapore, located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, at the junction of two oceans, like a child in an international family, has absorbed the peculiarities of the cultures of all neighboring countries, which could not but be reflected in the cuisine of this small city-state.

Delicious food is a real cult of Singaporeans. On a small island with a population of just over 5 million people, there are about 20 thousand various eateries and restaurants (for comparison, similar establishments in Moscow, according to experts, are no more than 6-7 thousand.). From small home eateries and exotic food courts to gourmet Michelin-starred venues, here’s the Singapore gastronomic map for those who are happy to call themselves a glutton and yet never consider themselves a sinner.

We conducted a small survey among Russians who live in Singapore, often visit here for business or transit, and asked them to name their favorite places in the city. We present to the readers’ attention a list of restaurants in Singapore, which must be visited.

NADAMAN AT SHANGRI-LA

Located in the lobby of Shangri-La Hotel, Nadaman is considered one of the finest Japanese restaurants in Singapore. It is sophisticated, elegant and very expensive. For lovers of sushi and sashimi, this is a real paradise, because nowhere in the city can you find such a variety of sets and exotic seasonal dishes – here you can try, for example, puffer fish. For those looking to save some money, visit Nadaman for lunch.Order a set lunch – the price will be quite reasonable, and the abundance of dishes included in it and impressive portions will definitely delight.

CRYSTAL JADE

Crystal Jade Chinese chain restaurant is renowned for its interpretation of traditional Cantonese cuisine, characterized by sweet, delicate dishes with a thin, crispy crust. Here it is advised to take Peking duck, barbecue meat, fried sea bass fillets in sweet sauce, ostrich fillets fried in oil with cuttlefish and black beans, or the most tender dim sum with all kinds of fillings that are considered the best in Singapore, as well as ice cream and desserts. with sago, pomelo and mango.

IMPERIAL TREASURE

And in this restaurant of traditional Chinese cuisine, under the direction of Chef Tong Yuk-Sing and his team from Beijing, Peking duck is cooked according to old imperial recipes, and, according to the reviews of the guests of the institution, this dish in Imperial Treasure is perfect. Also worth trying is fried eel fillet with pepper and salt, stewed noodles with crab meat and caviar and lobster sashimi.

MORTON’S AT MANDARIN ORIENTAL

Morton’s is a classic American steakhouse in the heart of Singapore.Here you will be offered excellent meat dishes. The menu features tempting grain-fed aged beef steaks, seafood and other steakhouse classics. Local desserts also deserve a separate tasting. Those with a sweet tooth should definitely try creme brulee.

ITACHO

Great inexpensive sushi can be enjoyed at Itacho Restaurant, which is located in Ion Mall on Orchard road.True, you will have to stand in a giant queue, and then put up with the forced neighborhood with other guests of the institution – the tables are located so close to each other that you can forget about a private conversation. But at an affordable price, you can enjoy the freshest seafood, which is delivered daily from Japan by direct flight. In Nadaman – many times more expensive.

BANANA LEAF

Banana Leaf Indian Restaurant serves Indian cuisine based on national traditions – on banana leaves.Cutlery is also not provided. The restaurant’s signature dish is chicken masala with spicy rice and lime juice. It is also worth trying Mysore lamb, for the preparation of which special seasonings are used, which give the meat an unusual taste and aroma.

IGGY’S AT HILTON

Seasonal products, serving styles, generous portions and an impressive wine list are what brings regulars to Iggy’s. The prices can hardly be called humane, but the restaurant has a lunch menu, a tasting day offer, an evening menu and an exquisite gastronomic offer for real gourmets, which are fully presented on the restaurant’s website.So you can ask the price in advance.

JUMBO

Jumbo East Coast Seafood Center is a renowned seafood restaurant. Everyone comes here to try the famous Chilly Crab. This dish is a hallmark of Singapore, and like in Jumbo, it is not prepared anywhere in the world. An additional bonus of the establishment is the view of the beach and the Singapore Strait, where in the evenings you can admire the cruise ships passing in the distance.

RISTORANTE DA VALENTINO

Fans of traditional European cuisine will also find places to their liking. For example, the authentic Valentino restaurant, which serves Italian cuisine, is highly praised by the locals. Fresh baked bread, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, ravioli with veal melting in your mouth, pies, real Italian pizza and even caprese with homemade buratta mozzarella. This place is very fond of local politicians and visiting celebrities, which is confirmed by the “wall of fame” at the entrance to the restaurant.

LES AMIS

French gourmet restaurant Les Amis has been operating for ten years, and during this time it was included in the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants rating three times. They pay great attention to the wine list, which was also awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Grand Award. The Les Amis cellar is considered the largest in Southeast Asia. According to experts, it contains more than 2 thousand items.items, and the value of the contents of the cellar is estimated at $ 5 million.

This place is very popular with wealthy Singaporeans. Regular customers even keep a collection of their priceless wines there. In addition to the main one, Les Amis offers a tasting menu and a lunch menu.

NEWTON CIRCUS

Newton Food Court is the city’s largest hub for fast, cheap and delicious Singaporean, Indian, Malay, Chinese, Japanese and European cuisine.There are about a hundred kitties selling fish balls, seafood kebabs, dim sum, noodles, soups and chowders, spring rolls, oyster omelets, sushi and much more. Prices in Newton are low, and the choice is huge, so it is better to go here in a large company. So you can order many different dishes and share with each other – then lunch will pass without harm to your figure.


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US 90,000: Unvarnished eating habits.Part 5. “Made in China”: San Francisco Option

August 11, 2009, San Francisco

Seriously talking about Chinese cuisine in America and San Francisco in particular is like talking about foie gras in Paris or borscht in Odessa.
China is everywhere here. “Made in China” – these words accompany almost all global brands from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to old Europe and the Siberian hinterland in Russia.
There are more Chinese than Native Americans in some areas of San Francisco.For many decades, they have been in the restaurant business, which requires a lot of love, hard work and everyday eye. Well, something, but the Chinese have plenty of love and hard work. It was they who made America love their cuisine. Moreover: they are not too concerned about her “purity”, as, for example, the Japanese are concerned. Chinese chefs calmly include sushi and sashimi, steaks and sandwiches in their menus and are not afraid that their visitors will take or order truly Chinese dishes. This will not happen – they will order! If only because some kind of Chinese “dim sum” will certainly be cheaper and tastier than any local steak and – which is important – tastier and healthier.
What can I say! Everyone knows that Chinese cuisine is almost the most ancient in the world, using literally everything in its cooking that can be processed and “covered” with sauce. And eat it. And you can’t even make out WHAT it is. Almost all restaurateurs who cultivate the so-called open-source American cuisine will certainly include Chinese dishes in their menus – and they will certainly benefit. There are so many establishments that are referred to as “restaurants of Chinese cuisine” in the city that they can also be divided into certain categories.
First, these are the “haute Chinese cuisine” enterprises. They are found in expensive areas or at the crossroads of tourist roads. Since almost all tourists use guidebooks, in which routes are clearly “drawn”, few people risk deviating from well-known places, and there is no need for it. Hotel guests read Where magazine, which also provides clear restaurant recommendations.
For example, Tommy Toy’s on Montgomery Street is a world famous establishment that has been considered the “culinary mecca” of the city for 23 years.This year the restaurant, pretentious and expensive, received another Michelin star, and it has plenty of other awards as well. Locals do not go there: the inhabitants of San Francisco, including the Chinese, do not like pathos.
Where do they go, what establishments? Yes, in all sorts of people who have become famous, loved, relatives over the years of living in the States. Where you can come with friends, family, with your beloved … Where food is good, where is inexpensive. The criterion for the popularity of almost any restaurant or fast food Chinese cuisine is the same as in any other area – price and consistent quality.If the latter suddenly decreases for some reason, no one will tolerate this: visitors instantly switch to another establishment, especially since there are plenty of them.
An average typical (in the best sense of these words) Chinese restaurant – this is a very modestly decorated room and a very extensive menu. A lot of offers for families with discounts, “happy hours”, special dishes, but the main “strong point”, of course, is the price. Many establishments have a culinary department where you can buy semi-finished products of Chinese cuisine, and they are often prepared almost in front of customers.The waiters and waitresses serve very quickly and try to please everyone. But no fuss. You are served with an individually printed carbon-copy menu in which you mark the dishes you would like to taste. One copy goes to the kitchen, and in the other the waiter marks the brought dishes. Simple and tasteful. And fast. You can try 7-8 dishes and spend an hour, no more.
I must say that almost all Chinese restaurants in the city, as a rule, have dishes from different regions of China, for example, there is Beijing cuisine, Yangzhou, spicy Sichuan cuisine, in which chefs use red pepper, star anise, coriander greens, garlic and bean curd. – tofu.Perhaps the most popular is the Shanghai one with its many seafood and sweet and sour sauces. The Kwangtung cuisine is also very diverse, the delicacies of which are dishes from snakes and poultry.
So, we came to “May Flower” with a company of 5 people (four adults and a small child). Actually, we were invited to a tasting of the so-called “dumpling” Chinese dumplings. At 11 o’clock we were the only visitors. We were immediately given a kettle of chamomile tea, and we began to study the menu.The “study” ended very quickly: my friends just put a checkmark in front of their favorite dishes – and that’s it. And then the waiter began to “throw” dishes on the table, one after the other and with tremendous speed. Vegetables, sauces, seaweed, fried ribs – it was delicious and even somewhat recognizable, but when chicken paws appeared in a bowl of bamboo in front of me, as if slightly stewed in a sauce of some amber color, from under which there was relief real, like living, chicken claws peeped out, I was dumbfounded.I knew that the Chinese cook everything that flies, crawls, walks on the ground, but what can be eaten by a chicken paw? Can. And even very tasty. Chinese dumplings could be ordered with many fillings and we chose fish. They are served in the same bamboo bowls, which looks rather exotic.
In the center of San Francisco there is the famous Chinatown, where, in addition to souvenirs and typical Chinese exotics, of course, there are many cafes and restaurants, and everyone comes there: tourists, the Chinese themselves, and just the curious.For example, one such establishment is called Washington Bakery & Restaurant. Here you can have breakfast, lunch, order a cake and any sweets and convenience foods, and even watch how Chinese noodles are made and dim sum is molded. The menu is tailored to the needs of the unpretentious visitor, but, nevertheless, with a full set of famous Chinese specialties. Categories look something like this: Curries, Soups, Sandwiches, Snacks, Desserts, Rice and Spaghetti, Noodles and Pasta, Dim Sum, Vegetables, Rice Dishes, Porridge (chicken, pork, liver, shrimp, etc.)etc.). Special mention can be made of the so-called Clay Pot, when dishes are served in a pot. These are the most expensive dishes, i.e. $ 9 to $ 10 per serving. Everything else is much cheaper. And of course, there is a huge selection of so-called “pearl” teas and milk with plums, kiwi, taro, lychee, honey, avocado, apple, mango, melon, papaya, coconut, beans, etc.
The most “fly away” I had to watch in another Chinese “buffet”, where the service is like a buffet. This is Moonstar restaurant.The title does not need translation. This pleasure costs $ 30 per person and I will say right away: it is unlikely that one person for this amount is able to try everything here.
You walk in and you see a huge hall with long rows of tables. By the way, on Saturday and Sunday it is better to book places in advance, otherwise you will have to stand in a long queue of those wishing to enjoy oriental cuisine. The restaurant first opened in 1991, is located in Daily City near the ocean and is considered the best Chinese restaurant.The sections look like this: appetizers, tapas, salads, sushi, cold and hot seafood dishes, noodle bar, wok station, grilled dishes, fruits and desserts. The people, in any case, on Saturday are so dark that they are amazed. Children run and shout, clowns walk, the lottery winners are broadcast on the radio, which you can buy right there and win some kind of toy, music is playing, a birthday is being celebrated somewhere or something else. Noise and din. The meaning is this: a meeting of friends, a family dinner, a child’s birthday, just a snack – eat quickly and leave.And make way for others. Everything here has to be done quickly, it’s just that the atmosphere itself and the rhythm of the establishment make you rush. Comfort, of course, is zero. And long tables, on which, willy-nilly, a kind of student disorder immediately turns out to be, do not dispose to intimate and long conversations. However, the restaurant even has a wedding service; the hall can easily accommodate about 500 guests and, in addition to a wedding, any event can be celebrated here. The company, of course, also deals with catering.
The kitchen is really excellent quality.It was impossible to find fault with any dish, even with desserts. For example, chocolate fondue with strawberries has invariably attracted not only children, but also adults. Apparently, everything here has long been adjusted and debugged. The chef’s team works perfectly, not a single second was there such a situation that something was missing. But you won’t sit here for more than two hours – your head will go dizzy.
So, the culinary “made in China” works quite well and everyone likes it.
Indeed, a Chinese miracle walks around the world!


Special correspondent for msk.allcafe.info
Galina Mumrikova
Photo by Anastasia Minkova

To be continued …

my Top 10 Restaurants and Cafes in Hong Kong.

Noodles and wontons (dumplings in broth). This place has been on our visit list for a long time, but we still did not dare to look into it. I am not one of the wonton lovers in general. After the Shanghai wontons, other wontons are unmatched. But … There was still one dish that makes you think about visiting this place more than once in the future.

Things to try:
1. Wonton bamboo noodles with pork knuckles. The name of the dish is not capable of provoking the desire to taste it. But, it has a number of advantages – shrimp wontons, bamboo noodles and the most tender pork. So you will definitely like some of these ingredients. At the same time, cartilage with meat, judging by their condition, languishes for a very long time – due to which they cause a gastronomic orgasm.
2. Hot herbal tea. A rather tasty drink, somewhat reminiscent of bottled tea, which is quite popular in China.
2. The list of recommendations will be updated in the future whenever possible.

Which dish you didn’t like:
1. Fried chicken wings: the wings are marinated in a sweet sauce. They seemed too sweet to me.
2. Sweet sea coconut mushroom soup: a dish with jojoba fruit compote (Chinese date) with boiled sea mushroom.The mushroom is shaped like a sponge.

How to get there: Tsim Sha Tsui, exit A1, 1 minute (a chain of 5 restaurants in the city, choose a convenient location by name on the map)
Open: Mon-Sun 10:30 – 00:00: 00
Average check: 62-90 gk. USD per person

Recommendation: shrimp wontons (dumplings in soup), bamboo noodles and pork cartilage.
Local dishes, tasty and inexpensive.Ideal for lunch.

Advice: The institution gives out a menu with a combo, but you can ask for a menu in English or a separate menu. The combo menu is a little more profitable, but it is not a fact that you will want to try all the dishes from the combo.

Atmosphere: The establishment cannot be called spacious. The distances between adjacent tables are quite small. But in general, the place is quite cozy.

Automatic machine Shu-mai (“Dim sum” Dim Sum, “Shumai”) ​​

Automatic machine Shu-may (“Dim sum” Dim Sum, “Shumai”) ​​

The beat Double Line Shu-MaiMachine

Specification

  • Product Type: Shumai
  • Product weight: 14 – 28 g
  • Capacity: 5,000 – 6,000pcs / hr
  • Product specification: Diameter 25 – 35 x (H) 25 – 30 mm
  • Dimension: 1.450 (L) x 1,100 (W) x 2,200 (H) mm
  • Dough belt thickness: 0.3 – 0.5 mm
  • Power: 3.3kW

Key features

Automatic machine double line Shu-mai (IMP-600)

Unique design. Put the well-mixed dough and stufiing into the hoppers ANS switch on the machine. This will make the dough wrap, filling the filling form and send the products to the conveyor.


Video1.

Double line.

Shumai.

Specifications.
  • Height: 2000mm
  • Width: 1450mm
  • Length: 1100mm
  • Electricity: 220/380 / 415V, 50 / 60Hz, 3-phase, 3.25Kw
  • 66that : 700kgs

8 Thickness

Thickness

4-0.5mm


HSM-600

HSM-600J


double line Single line 9028 double line 9029 51-70g 20-50g
Product Width

60-70mm

(Ujadjustable)

75-100mm

(Ujadjustable

0.6-1.0mm 0.6-1.0mm
Productivity (pcs / hour) 5000-6000 2500-3000 5000-6000

Features.
  • Shumai Double Line Machine HSM-600
    Putting the well-mixed dough and filling in the hoppers, after turning on the HSM-600, it will make the biscuit dough wrapper by pressing, pulling and cutting, fill the filling form, and send the products to conveyor automatically.
  • Advanced Design and Sanitation
    The machine is easy to assemble, clean and maintain.
    All food contact parts are made of food grade standard stainless steel and plastic. Sanitary and easy to operate.
  • Unified products and high capacity
    The thickness of the casing and the weight of the filling are adjustable.
    Size Confectionery Product diameter Product height Thickness Confectionery Product weight
    60x60mm 25mm 25-29 0mm4-0.6mm 13-17g
    65x65mm 30mm 25-29mm 0.4-0.6mm 18-22g
    70x70mm 35mm 0.6mm 23-25g

    Product weight: 14-25g / piece
    Productivity: 5000-6000 pieces / hour
Food products obtained with this machine.

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