If England prefers scones with its tea, then the Chinese loves their dim sums. However, they do not just eat them in the afternoon. Dim Sum are identical with the Yum Cha (drink tea) culture, which is their version of a weekend brunch. However, back in the days, yum cha started early in the morning because people will eat dim sum and drink tea after their morning exercises. There’s something about dim sum that makes us crave it. It’s small, yet tasty. It comes in so many different flavours that you just want to try them all. There’s something for everyone, starting from the dumplings, sring rolls, buns, sticky rice, chicken feet, and many more. If you’re ever craving for Dim Sum, here’s some of the places we love…
1. TABLE 8
Where: The Mulia Resort Bali – Nusa Dua.
Call: +62361 3017777
Dim sum at Table8 is a culinary journey of heartwarming bites prepared meticulously, featuring all time favourites’ from steamed crystal shrimp dumplings to golden sauce bun or siu mai, to name but a few of Table8’s refined Cantonese flavours. Indulge with the all-you-can-eat Dim Sum or choose from the signature menu and be tantalized as our chefs prepare each dish fresh. Available every day, at Table8 Chinese restaurant. Monday to Sunday lunch at 12 noon – 3 PM and Sunday Dim Sum at 8 AM – 11 AM.
2. MOON RABBIT
Where: Jalan Petitenget 43C, Kerobokan
Call: +62812 8477 7887
Moon Rabbit is a liquor bar and dimsum place offering guest with authentic cantonese dim sum dishes and variety of crafted cocktails. It opens from 5PM-2AM. Every Monday to Thursday they have a buy 1 Get 1 Dim Sum start from 10pm-1am. Meanwhile, they also have a wine + dim sum package for IDR 90.000. This is the place where you realize that dim sum goes really well with alcohol and great music. Shall we?
3. HAPPY CHAPPY
Where: Jalan Beraban, Seminyak
Call: +62361 4741959
Do you know why the Happy Chappy logo is smiling so big? It’s because of all the yummy dim sum he had. This is the place if you’re looking for a great variety of dim sums and dumplings. They have a special dim sum sunday where the Dim Sum carts will be steaming every Sunday 11am – 3pm. However, everyday the dim sum is available for you. You can choose between the steamed or fried dim sum platters of five menu for IDR 145.000. You can also try the ala carte menu to suits your cravings.
4. THE RESTAURANT
Where: The Trans Resort Bali
Call: +62361 8981234
If you want to experience yum cha, come try the Fun Sunday Yum Cha at The Restaurant from 12 noon – 3 PM. Bamboo baskets are filled with both classic favourites and the chefs’ own innovative interpretations. Enjoy sumptuous All-you-can-eat Dim Sum and Chinese Cuisine selection to complete your Sunday luncheon with your friends and family. For only IDR 250.000++ per person, this is a great deal indeed, especially because you can call that dim sum cart as your heart desire.
5. AH YAT ABALONE
Where: Rimba Jimbaran Bali by Ayana
Call: +62361 8468468
The Ah Yat name is known worldwide for its Cantonese heritage, and how the extensive menu features traditional delicacies alongside popular dishes that cater to a wider range of taste. Their all-you-can eat dim sum lunch menu should not be missed while on holiday. Dim sum lovers may opt for Yum Cha with a selection of 34 different types of dim sum.