On a recent trip to Hong Kong, we were hoping to find a new dim sum joint to check out and DimDimSum Specialty Store came highly recommended from a number of ‘foodie’ resources, including from several notable Hong Kong chefs.
There are several locations including two in Kowloon (Jordan and Mongkok), Wan Chai, and Shatin. We attempted to locate the one in Wan Chai, which proved to be quite a challenge at first. After several attempts of getting lost, we finally landed in front of DimDimSum.
DimDimSum was named one of the top 101 places to eat by the 2012 Newsweek Foodie Awards, Time Out Hong Kong named it best dim sum in 2011, and it’s part of the book “Where Chefs Eat — The Ultimate Insiders’ Guide”.
After a pretty short wait on a Sunday morning, we secured a table for two in the corner and ordered every recommended dish we could. The verdict? While it was definitely good and reasonably priced, it didn’t knock my socks off or wow me a lot more than any other dim sum place I’ve tried. Don’t get me wrong, it was one of the better dim sum joints I’ve been to, but perhaps my expectations were too high based on everything I read? I will definitely go back on a future trip and try one of the other branches as well.
Here’s a look at the dishes we tried at DimDimSum:
BBQ Pork Buns (Cha Siu Bao) 巧製叉燒包
Apple and BBQ Pork Pastry 蘋果叉燒酥
Pan-Fried Radish Cakes 香煎蘿蔔糕
Rice Flour Rolls with BBQ Pork 蜜汁叉燒腸
Stuffed Bean Curd Wraps with Oyster Sauce 蠔汁鮮竹卷
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow) 晶瑩鮮蝦餃
Deep Fried Dumplings with Wasabi 芥末咸水角
Pork Dumplings with Crab Roe (Siu Mai) 蟹子燒賣皇
Pan-fried Stuffed Eggplant with Teriyaki Sauce 燒汁釀茄子
Roast Pork Belly and Taro Bun 芋香燒腩卷
Shanghai Soup Dumplings with Black Truffle 黑松露小籠包
DimDimSum Dim Sum Specialty Store
Jordan Shop: 23 Man Ying Street, T: 2771-7766 H: 10am-1am
Mongkok: 112 Tung Choi Street, T: 2309-2300 H: 11am-2am
Wan Chai: 7 Tin Lok Lane, T:2891-7677 H: 10am-12am
Shatin: 1st Floor, No. 108, Citylink Plaza, T: 2285-8152, H: 8:30am-10:30pm
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