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Best Dim Sum?

Postby heineken2000 » Sun, 22 Apr 2012 2:13 pm

Which are the best places for Dim Sum, in terms of variety?

I know this is a bit like asking where is the best place to buy a bottle of water but would welcome some recommendations.

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Postby Bino » Sun, 22 Jul 2012 4:07 pm

I've tried quite a few here... I would suggest Crystal Jade Dining-In in Vivocity. It's a bit pricey but offers the best dimsum in my opinion.

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Postby nutnut » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:38 pm

I like Yum Cha in China Town
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Postby v4jr4 » Tue, 24 Jul 2012 5:50 pm

I haven't gone to Red Star in Chinatown. My friend recommends me to try dim sum at that place. These places are pretty good: Din Tai Fung, Crystal Jade, Tak Po. But in terms of variety, well, I can't say they have many.

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Postby AzaleaGaiBlythe » Mon, 30 Jul 2012 3:04 pm

i like Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant at Jalan Besar
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Postby the lynx » Mon, 30 Jul 2012 3:29 pm

I must say that I'd still go for a small old Hwa Nam coffee shop at Upper Thomson Road. For the comparable dim sum quality and variety plus homey feeling, it beats all those in shopping malls and touristy places where you pay more for the expensive rental and interior design.

Been going there for 3 years and I still don't get bored with that place.

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Postby v4jr4 » Mon, 30 Jul 2012 3:32 pm

I think we can use ieatishootipost as the main reference :lol:

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Postby mcsy86 » Sat, 04 Aug 2012 1:04 pm

if you're talking about dimsum buffet, can try Ban Heng Restaurant at Harborfront.

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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Mon, 06 Aug 2012 1:08 pm

My favorites are
- Cherry Garden: Its dim sum buffet and its quite pricey. There is a champagne dim sum option as well. You must make a reservation.
- Red Star: Whenever I have overseas guests, I will bring them there for a rowdy dim sum experience. Be prepared to quene.
- East Ocean @ Takashimaya: Its near my place and generally serve good dim sum. Similiarly, you have to make a reservation.

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Postby the lynx » Mon, 06 Aug 2012 4:59 pm

Is it me, or is dim sum going through the same doom as pho and other exotic Asian delicacy? A simple and cheap street treat that would cost next to nothing in origin country is being sold here in restaurants with extravagant (and sometimes tasteless) interior design and marketing tools for 5 times the price?

Just mooting...

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Postby amiss » Mon, 20 Aug 2012 1:09 pm

Hua Ting at Orchard Hotel has excellent dim sum only at lunch time. Got to make reservation a few days in advance though! (up to a week in advance for saturday afternoons from my experience)

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Postby tinkerbell88 » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 1:55 am

Imperial Treasure Teochew in Ngee Ann City is amazing for dim sum, and so is Cherry Garden, but both need reservations on all days!
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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:03 am

the lynx wrote:Is it me, or is dim sum going through the same doom as pho and other exotic Asian delicacy? A simple and cheap street treat that would cost next to nothing in origin country is being sold here in restaurants with extravagant (and sometimes tasteless) interior design and marketing tools for 5 times the price?

Just mooting...


Nah, I guess you're right. In Singapore, the price of "Nasi Padang" cuisines (from Indonesia, not Malaysia) is three times more expensive.

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:15 am

v4jr4 wrote:
the lynx wrote:Is it me, or is dim sum going through the same doom as pho and other exotic Asian delicacy? A simple and cheap street treat that would cost next to nothing in origin country is being sold here in restaurants with extravagant (and sometimes tasteless) interior design and marketing tools for 5 times the price?

Just mooting...


Nah, I guess you're right. In Singapore, the price of "Nasi Padang" cuisines (from Indonesia, not Malaysia) is three times more expensive.


In Malaysia the similar ones is called Nasi Kandar. So, don't worry, Nasi Padang has nothing to do with Malaysia anyway.

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Postby immortalexplorer » Thu, 23 Aug 2012 8:43 pm

+1

v4jr4 wrote:
the lynx wrote:Is it me, or is dim sum going through the same doom as pho and other exotic Asian delicacy? A simple and cheap street treat that would cost next to nothing in origin country is being sold here in restaurants with extravagant (and sometimes tasteless) interior design and marketing tools for 5 times the price?

Just mooting...


Nah, I guess you're right. In Singapore, the price of "Nasi Padang" cuisines (from Indonesia, not Malaysia) is three times more expensive.


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