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
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.
2. Tim Ho Wan
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.
3. Hai Tien Lo
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.
Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Tel: +65 6826 8240
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm
4. Yan Ting Restaurant
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.
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
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.
Address: 1 Cuscaden Rd, Level 3 Regent Singapore, Singapore 249715
Tel: +65 6725 3288
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
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-lunch2019.pdf
Address: 270 Orchard Road Grand Park Orchard | Level 4 Grand Park Orchard, Singapore 238857, Singapore
Tel: +65 6603 8882
7. Peach Blossom
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
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
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.
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #01-02, Odeon Towers Singapore 188720
Tel : +65 6887 0010
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
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.
Address: 191 Jalan Besar 185, Singapore 208882, Singapore
Tel: +65 6225 7788
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
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.
Address: 76 Bras Basah Road Carlton Hotel, Singapore 189558, Singapore
Tel: +65 6311 8188
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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