Best Dim Sum In Singapore
In search of the best dim sum in Singapore? Well, if you are one who appreciates good dim sum, then being able to enjoy some piping hot and delicious dim sum whether it’s in the wee hours of the morning, during a lazy afternoon high tea session or even late at night with some good old friends is definitely one of the great pleasures you’ll experience.
While I haven’t gone in depth to find out where dim sum originated from (some spell it ‘tim sum’), I’d take a stab in the dark and venture to say it most likely came from Hong Kong.
How so? Well, anyone who visits Hong Kong knows that they haven’t really been there if they did not walk into one of the highly popular restaurants and had their fill of that oh so mouth watering little trays of different steamed snacks.
While we may be able to get the common ‘har kao’ or ‘siew mai’ over the counter or most typical coffeeshops, nothing beats the ‘original’ ones that come direct from the bamboo trays that has been steamed just before being served that can be found in dim sum restaurants.
Best Dim Sum In Singapore
While there are probably quite a good number of restaurants both big and small serving dim sum in Singapore, not many really make the cut to the list of those worth going back too.
Though most definitely not exhaustive, here are a few places where you can find the best dim sum in Singapore should you need to get your fix
1. Red Star (Manhattan House)
This has got to be one of the rare few restaurants in Singapore which ambience, feel and even food style closely resembles the ones in Hong Kong. In fact, it’s not difficult to imagine one has already left the little red dot and immersed oneself into the hectic hustle and bustle commonly experienced in Hong Kong outfits.
Indulge yourself by ordering at least one of everything, so that you get to taste all they have to offer. Just like in the Hong Kong TV serials, being able to enjoy your afternoon tea in such a setting is not bad at all.
2. Swee Soon (瑞春)
Savouring the food at this little cosy outlet along Jalan Besar brings you back to the 70s or 80s, as if you’ve literally travelled back in time to what was once so nostalgic that you can even imagine the aroma as we speak.
Here, the traditional range of delicacies is ready for you to order, from the all-time favourite ‘char siew pau’ to the highly popular ‘pork ribs’, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
3. Stall in Chinatown Hawker Center
Packed together with a wide variety of other local delicacies, there’s a well-known stall situated at the hawker center along Smith Street that sells each tray of dim sum for only $1.80 as of this writing.
Because of its sheer value and pretty decent standard, many of the older folks in Chinatown won’t hesitate to recommend this stall for the “best dim sum in Singapore”.
So there you have it, a few little recommendations to get you started on your dim sum hunt.
Have a gastronomic time!