Dim Sum is something we really love. These dainty bite-size delicacies are seeing makeovers all over the world today, and it seems it is no longer just the Cantonese who know how to make dim sum. Yes, we are talking about Hello Kitty, Panda and even Disney-themed dim sum that are absolutely Instagram-worthy.
Here are Seven Cute Dim Sum Around The World That Are Too Adorable To Eat.
#1 CHEFS GALLERY, SYDNEY
Chefs Gallery’s Sesame piggy face buns come in a minimum order of two pieces and this adorable steamed dish is evidently the contemporary Chinese restaurant’s bestseller. It is priced at A$4.90 each.
Regent Place, 12/501 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: +61 2 9267 8877
Mon to Wed: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Thu to Sat: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Town Hall
#2 CRYSTAL LOTUS RESTAURANT, HONG KONG
Located in Hong Kong Disneyland is Crystal Lotus Restaurant, an award-winning Chinese establishment that has been making waves with its insanely cute cartoon-themed dim sum.Think Olaf Steamed Red Bean Bun, Baymax Bun and Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake etc.
Think Olaf Steamed Red Bean Bun, Baymax Bun and Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake etc.
Disneyland Hotel, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3510 6000
Mon to Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri to Sun: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Disneyland
#3 DIM SUM ICON, HONG KONG
Hong Kong’s Dim Sum Icon changes its theme of dim sum every quarterly and past themes have included cartoons such as Little Twin Stars and Gudetama.
L308, 3/F, The ONE, 100 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tsim Sha Tsui
#4 HELLO KITTY CHINESE CUISINE, HONG KONG
Hello Kitty fans cannot miss dining at the world’s very first Hello Kitty-themed dim sum restaurant. Every single dim sum at Hello Kitty Chinese Cuisine is imprinted with Hello Kitty’s face, iconic bow or its silhouette.
Shop A-C, G/F, Lee Loy Mansion
332-338 Canton Road, Kowloon
Tel: +852 8202 8203
Daily: 11am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Jordan
#5 MAMA PANDA KITCHEN, SINGAPORE
Situated in River Safari—Asia’s first and only river-themed wildlife park—is Mama Panda Kitchen, a casual bistro that specialises in all things panda.You must order their panda printed bao that are each served in steamed baskets.
You must order their panda printed bao that are each served in steamed baskets.
80 Mandai Lake Road
River Safari, Giant Panda Forest
Daily: 10.30am – 6.30pm
#6 PARADISE TEOCHEW RESTAURANT, SINGAPORE
Paradise Teochew Restaurant is housed within Chinese Swimming Club and serves an array of delectable dim sum. Their Steamed Custard Buns in Piggy Shape (S$5.80++ / three pieces) will captivate both the foodie and inner child in you.
Oink, oink! How could anyone say no to these edible piglets?
21 Amber Road, #03-01
Chinese Swimming Club (Arrival Pavilion)
Tel: +65 6348 7298
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10.30am – 3.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Dakota
#7 YUM CHA, HONG KONG
Yum Cha’s two best-selling dim sum are the Green Tea Custard Molten Buns (HK$49+) and Hot Custard Molten Buns (HK$49+). The former is filled with piping hot liu sha, while the latter is stuffed with matcha lava. No added MSG have been used to enhance these tasty treats.
3/F, 20-22 Granville Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2751 1666
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tsim Sha Tsui