Monday, March 13, 2017

Dimsum Place: sumptuous favorites at reasonable prices.

The Dimsum Place was one of the few places in Manila which specialized in serving, you guessed it, dimsum. The place was located in an ambient location in Greenhills with lots of parking and dining space. The interior exuded so much whiteness and cleanliness, something which was pretty rare for a Chinese restaurant. Also, the prices were pretty reasonable, albeit more expensive than dimsum from other Chinese restaurants of its level.

The dishes were typical Chinese restaurant fare, albeit made with regard to quality and at par with its more expensive competitors.

We were able to try out a good number of their favorites including:

The Asado Fried Rice at P240. This was the typical Chinese fried rice with much more asado than its competitors. This was an excellent accompaniment to the dimsum viands.

The Sweet & Sour Pork at P260 was composed of sumptuous pork chunks fried in their special sweet and sour sauce. I must say that the texture made it easy to chew and digest. Plus, the sauce was also excellent.

The Pork & Shrimp Siomai at P100 was the most common dimsum dish in Chinese restaurants. Their version was served in thick chunks, with a tasty wrapper and an even tastier filling.

Hacao at P100. The popular shrimp dumpling had a iteration in this restaurant. The dumpling wrapper was not too flimsy; and every dumpling was easy to pick up. The solid wrapper didn't puncture so easily. The taste was the way I expected the dish to be.

The Crispy Radish Cake at P100 was a deep fried cake with dried shrimp and vegetable filling. I loved this dish the most for the meaty and salty flavor.

Steamed Vermicelli Rice Rolls with Shrimps P170 seemed like a reiteration of the Hacao. However, I enjoyed this one due to the slippery vermicelli wrapper. It was really soft in the texture and tasty with every bite of the shrimp.

Beef Balls Congee at Php 130 was not too tasty, save for the sumptuous beef balls. Topped with poached egg, this dish was a breakfast special. It was similar to the original Chinese congee which was truly lacking in taste.

The Steamed Vermicelli Rice Rolls had a glazed appearance due to the vermicelli. 

The clean and ambient interiors.

 Xiao Long Bao at P100 was affordable and tasty. It still had to be eaten the traditional way, with sipping the soup inside before dipping it in black vinegar. I love the fact they stuck to the traditional ingredients. The wrapper was still pretty flimsy, hence it should be handled with care so as not to spill the soup. 

Sweet Black Sesame Rice Balls and Sweet Peanut Rice Balls at P80 had an almond flavored soup. It was akin to the buchi,but it wasn't fried. The insides had roasted peanut bits for that bitter flavor.

Dimsum place is located at Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City. It is open from 6:30 AM to 3 PM and 5 PM to 9:30 PM.

The Dimsum Place Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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