Locations: 23 Ground Floor Man Ying Street, Jordan, Kowloon; 112 Choi Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong; 7th Tin Lok Lane, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; 108 1st Floor, Citylink Plaza, Sha Tin
Official Website: www.dimdimsum.hk
DIMDIMSUM Dim sum Specialty Store, Hong Kong 點點心點心專門店
Being on the list of Newsweek’s 101 Best Places to Eat in the World in 2012, Dimdimsum intrigues me. Having four stores in Hong Kong and three more in Shanghai, this puts Dimdimsum in almost the same running as Tim Ho Wan sans Michelin Star, quality questionable. But it doesn’t need the decorative star; it appears to be quite famous of some sort with celebrated chefs and kitchen personalities. Too famous, in fact, the staff appeared to have no concern over their friendliness to the regulars and newcomers.
Caucasians dotted the shabby two floor dimsum store. Tripadvisor’s 2014 Certificate of Excellence did them well.
I am doubtful at times whenever a restaurant is overflowing with awards.
Dimdimsum is your ordinary dimsum restaurant. Tick some items on the menu and hand it to the waitstaff. They charge HKD3 per person for the tea. It’s no wonder it’s popular for tourists. English menu is provided and they are on Instagram, surprisingly.
Rice Flour Rolls with Barbecue Pork
Dimdimsum’s Cheong Fan was pretty good. I liked the sauce.
Pineapple Buns with Pineapple Custard Filling
I was a tad disappointed with the pineapple buns. I was expecting Bo Lo Yiu, not the kind that’s literally stuffed with pineapple filling.
Pork Dumplings with Crab Roe (Siumai) and Xiao Long Bao
I didn’t like their Xiao Long Bao’s. The size was too big for a Xiao Long Bao.
Pan-Fried Stuffed Eggplant with Teriyaki Sauce
Now this is the best out of the dimsum lineup. You have to order this!
Overall, Dimdimsum wasn’t that bad, but I could get better dimsum maybe at Cheers Restaurant (which sadly closed their restaurant in Windsor House). I wouldn’t say it’s a tourist trap either but there’s not much to expect too. I had to wonder what were the other restaurants in Newsweek’s 2012 edition of Best Places to Eat in the World. 101 items in a list is a pretty long list, after all.
|Taste and Originality:||(2.5 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||(2.0 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||(2.5 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||(2.5 / 5)|
|Average:||(2.4 / 5)|