Review of 'DimDimSum'

A small, unassuming restaurant, it is notable from the rest of the neighbouring shops only in that it's front windows are plastered with amazing reviews from various newspapers and, of course, the unusual name. The small narrow interior belies the experimental approach to dim sum.

The waitress helpfully provided an english menu for us to order off of as we completed the order form. We visited for breakfast so the restaurant was not that busy and we received our food very quickly.

We ordered the deep fried wanton baskets with mayo and fruit w/shrimp (which was cold but delicious), har gau (sticky dumplings filled with shrimp - so light and so sticky I had trouble getting them out of their steamer), char sui bau (steamed pork dumplings; very tasty), gai lam (steamed vegetable with hoi sin sauce; probably the best we have had in Hong Kong), beef balls with orange peel (odd but very tasty), shanghai dumplings (pork with truffle though the truffle did not really add a lot here) and, finally, rice with beef and egg (quite tasty). Everything was very well done and presented with each having a slight little twist - The orange peel in the beef balls, the truffles in the shanghai dumplings…Making this more than just any old Dim Sum restaurant.

Of course, it was only after we ordered that we noticed the “piggy custard buns” which are delightful looking custard buns with a pig face - snout, eyes and ears. That will be on the list for our next visit though.

At $130 for the two of us this was definitely a bargain meal. We will seek it out again and work our way through other delights on their menu.

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Review Date: 2013-10-07


Cuisine: Chinese

Address: Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Location: Hong Kong (China) - Wan Chai

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Telephone: +852 2891-7677

URL: http://www.dimdimsum.hk/