Tuesday 7 May 2013

DimDimSum Hong Kong

Shanghai Soup Dumplings with Black Truffle
DimDimSum was voted one of the 101 best places to eat in the world in Newsweek's Foodie awards 2012, and in my own city I decided to check it out! My friend and I went to DimDimSum a few weeks ago and ordered off the picture menu, then started chatting blah blah blah, and after about 30 minutes realised that we had not received any food yet!
We called over the waiter to check what had happened, he apologised profusely, somehow our order had gotten lost in the tiny restaurant.
Crispy Rice Flour Rolls With Shrimp

Anyways after that our food arrived in about 3 minutes. We ordered the Traditional Siu Mai with Quail Egg, Chiu Chow Style Dumplings (which i discovered were full of peanuts, I am allergic so my friend had to eat them all), Shanghai Soup Dumplings with Black Truffle, Beef Meatballs with Sun-dried Tangerine Peel, Crispy Rice Flour Rolls with Shrimp, Muscovado Sugar "Honey Comb" Sponge Cake, and Piggy Custard Buns.  
Chiu Chow Style Dumplings
Well do I think its one of the 101 best restaurants in the world or does it even compare to the other dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong? Huuummm maybe not one of the best 101 restaurants in the world but its pretty damn good... The dim sum has some ingredients which are not usually found in traditional dim sum ie.. black truffle, its nice to have a bit of a change from the traditional.
Beef Meatballs with Sun-dried Tangerine Peel

I loved the Shanghai soup dumplings, little pork dumplings with soup inside which bursts in your mouth with a pinch of black truffle on the top. The piggy custard buns were hilarious, I love the the bright yellow eyes.  Usually the custard buns are served with the savoury dishes on the menu, but with there eggy custardy sweet centre I like to have them at the end as a dessert. The only thing I wasn't particularly fond of was the Siu Mai with quail egg, the egg was rubbery and over cooked.
Traditional Siu Mai with Quail Egg

DimDimSum is that its pretty really late to 1am, which is awesome (traditionally dim sum is served in the morning), so if a relatively early night drinking in Hong Kong you can grab some on your way home!
Piggy Custard Buns

Muscovado Sugar "Honey Comb" Sponge Cake

Dim Dim Sum 
G/F, 7 Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Wan Chai: +852 2891 7677
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