The 5 Best Dim Sum in Singapore
Eat & Drink | April 07, 2019
Dim Sum, a unique dish has recently become famous all over the world. It refers to a wide variety of light Chinese snacks usually enjoyed with tea. Dim Sum originated from the southern part of China as some side dishes that workers used to eat in their break time.
In Singapore, Dim Sum has been popular with various types such as Char Siu Bao, Egg Custard Tarts, Flower Scallion Rolls, Har Gau, Mini Spring Rolls, Potstickers, Sesame Seed Balls, Shrimp Toast, Shu Mai and Spareribs. Dim Sum is prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food, served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.
These dim sum classics are well-presented on the menus of Singapore’s long well-loved dim sum restaurants. A few of those places also offers their new own creations to excite dim sum lovers. Find out more below.
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Dim sum dishes at wallet-friendly prices: Asia Grand Restaurant offers a wide selection of traditional dim sum dishes such as fresh prawn and scallop. Those little beauties are served with special appetizer, assorted pickled capsicum and cucumber with fishcakes.
Speedy service with a friendly smile: With a busy and buzzing restaurant, it is important to keep things moving with sufficient waiting staff. Asia Grand Restaurant take pride in their exceptionally swift process, from seating your group to the ordering process up until the minute you leave. Better yet, the dreaded wait after ordering your food will never happen here, as many customers are united with their dishes soon after their order has been placed.
A dim sum place for casual dinners, group events and business lunches: With large enough seating areas to fit groups of up to 15 people, this is the ideal spot for a business lunch with colleagues, or a casual birthday with family and friends. Call in advance to reserve a table large enough for your group.
Fancy dim sum: Expect super fine dim sum creations with a fancy touch like Steamed crystal shrimp dumpling with Chinese olive and squid ink and Steamed pork and shrimp dumpling with black truffle.
All-you-can-eat weekend dim sum brunch with over 80 different dishes: Called dim sum buffet but the food selection goes beyond just dim sum. The huge menu includes a long list of Cantonese favorites where dishes like Wok-baked Boston lobster with XO sauce, double-boiled fish maw soup with black garlic, and Pan-fried Scallop with Corn in Teriyaki Sauce make all diners satisfied.
Endless flow of champagne to go with dim sum: Those want to enjoy more in that special occasion can spend a bit more ($188 per pax) to have endless flow of all alcohol and non-alcohol drinks complemented your feast. And of course, champagne is in the drink list.
A la cart dim sum buffet available 7 days a week: Not just for weekend, Peach Blossoms’s dim sum buffet with more than 50 different options is there to be enjoyed any day of the week.
Affordable and value for money buffet: With the prices of $55 (weekdays) and $65 (weekend), what we have at Peach Blossoms is more wallet-friendly than at some others of the same category. You will agree soon when you look at the limited serving section of Peach Blossoms’s menu where dishes like Baked Lobster with Cheese, Whole Abalone and Wonton in Superior Broth, Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat and Pan-fried Foie Gras with Smoked Duck served on Mantou are included in.
Dining with a view: Revamped oriental vibes, with wooden panels lining the massive windows overlooking the city really adds the cherry on-top of the perfect Chinese dining experience.
Seasonally created eclectic dim sum variations: Besides the classic dim sum available for daily lunch, there are new dim sum variations created every season to keep things exciting. Tying in fresh seasonal ingredients and new bold flavors, the dim sum will never disappoint.
Wallet-friendly weekend dim sum brunch: Come with a group of at least 4 diners and enjoy the exceptional quality dim sum along with the restaurant’s most-loved dishes like Suckling Pig, Roasted Duck, and Honey-barbecued Pork at $56 per pax. The food selection is not that wide as it is at other dim sum brunches in town, but the beautiful taste and wallet-friendly price are more than enough to make up for the space.
Michelin-star restaurant for a world-class dining experience: Highly acclaimed by global food critics, Summer Palace restaurant easily takes a spot on this list as one of the most recognized Chinese restaurants in Singapore. Savour the tantalizing award-winning dishes in an eye-opening setting that will leave you hungry for more.
Weekend and weekday brunch menus: Another place in town to enjoy dim sum buffet any day of the week. Priced at $58++ on weekdays, their lunch buffet offers over 18 options of classic dim sum and Hai Tien Lo’s signatures with Chilled Homemade Beancurd with Bird's Nest among the favorites. More extensive and value for money, the weekend brunch menu showcases more than 60 food items at the price of $69++.
Fusion of old and new Cantonese favorites: Hai Tien Lo is well-loved for its menu of traditional recipes with a modern-day contemporary twist. The restaurant’s favovites are included in their weekend dim sum brunch menu for diners to enjoy.
Highly-rated service at an award-winning setting: Claiming a spot as Singapore’s Top Restaurant three years in a row, Hai Tien Lo takes pride in their flawless service, effortlessly refreshing cuisine coupled with a gorgeous setting to complete the experience.