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Good Dim Sum Places in Singapore for your Ready-to-Served Meal

Dim Sum” is a Cantonese term that means “touch the heart”. This unique traditional meal really does touch one’s heart, and of course the stomach.  It’s always a good time to spend the early mornings and quiet afternoons sipping tea, opening the hot bamboo steamer, and getting the first bite of siu mai, xiao long bao, char siu bao, or any dim sum, served fresh from those rolling carts! There is a good dim sum place for everyone in Singapore. Here is a shortlist of some favorites.

1. Tim Ho Wan (添好運)

The humble ‘hole-in-the-wall’ eatery in Hong Kong started to bring its delicious and affordable, dim sum restaurant overseas, with its first international location in Singapore.

The pork buns are enticing for its unique texture. Its exterior is crumbly and fluffy, while the inside is oozing barbecued pork which imparts a sweet-salty contrasting taste. The pork buns make up one of the ‘Four Heavenly Kings’. The other three – Steamed Egg Cake, Beancurd Skin with Pork & Shrimp, and Pan Fried Carrot Cake are also available at all branches of Singapore dim sum restaurant.

Good Dim Sum - Tim Ho Wan Singapore

With its combination of quality and affordability, Tim Ho Wan won over the taste buds of discerning and budget-conscious Singaporeans to be the top dim sum restaurant in Singapore.

List of Locations & Operating Hours:
http://www.timhowan.com/country/singapore/

Websitehttp://www.timhowan.com/

2. Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant (瑞春)

The restaurant is a well-known and established local restaurant where people from all walks of life have come to enjoy dim sum for almost 55 years.

Here at Swee Choon, quality is never compromised and only the finest herbs and ingredients are used in their food preparation, in order to give their patrons a delectable treat. Their freshly prepared xiao long bao, char siew bao and Portuguese egg tarts and many other delicacies have received raved reviews.

Good Dim Sum Singapore

Come and try their very own signature dish – the Mee Sua Kueh, a deep-fried vermicelli cake, a creation of their innovative chef. Or the Big Pau, a Chinese bun filled with minced pork, a piece of chicken, egg and half a shitake mushroom.

Locations: 183/185/187/189/191/193 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Contact: 6225 7788

Operating Hours

Lunch Service:
Monday to Friday: 11am – 2.30pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am – 3pm

Dinner Service
Sunday – Thursday: 6pm – 2am
Friday, Saturday & Public Holidays: 6pm – 3am

Websitehttps://www.sweechoon.com/
FoodinLocal Page: https://sg.foodinlocal.com/listing/swee-choon-tim-sum/

3. Yum Cha Restaurant 飲茶酒樓

Yum Cha Restaurant first opened its doors in the heart of Chinatown. Yum Cha first started out in 2000 near Temple Street, Chinatown, with the aim of bringing back the dim sum tea house concept in a shophouse setting, with marble tables and wooden chairs for a nostalgic feel. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Yum Cha Restaurants offer a unique dim sum dining experience – be it for lunch or dinner.

Good Dim Sum Singapore - Yum Cha Restaurant

Famed for its large variety of dim sum, ranging from traditional recipes such as Fish Roe with Siew Mai and Xiao Long Bao to some of our chef’s modern creations, such as Mango Prawn Sesame Fritters and Squid Ink Dumplings.

Location: 20 Trengganu Street (Off Temple Street) #02-01 (Chinatown), Singapore 058479
Contact: 6372 1717

Operating Hours
Monday to Friday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Location: 6 Changi Business Park, Ave 1 #01-33 UE Bizhub EAST (next to NTUC), Singapore 486017
Contact: 6789 1717

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday: 11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 3pm, 6pm to 9pm

Websitehttp://yumcha.com.sg/

4. Swatow Seafood (汕頭海鲜)

Nested in a tranquil land of South China, away from the city’s hustle and bustle, Swatow is a prosperous and thriving city with its unique cultural background. The colorful and exciting way of life consists of opera, music, gongfu tea and certainly, food.

Good Dim Sum Singapore - Swa Tow Seafood

Swatow, renowned for its Teochew food, had its unique food culture derived from centuries of Cantonese food influences. Together with well-known chefs from Singapore, Malaysia and HongKong, nothing can tingle your palate more than Swatow’s myriad of seafood, vegetarian dishes, appetizers and desserts.

Location: Blk 181 Lorong 4 Toa Payoh #02-602, Singapore 310181
Contact: 6363 1717

Operating Hours
Dim Sum Breakfast: 8am – 11am
Lunch & Dim Sum: 11am – 3pm
High Tea: 3pm – 5pm
Dinner: 6pm – 1030pm

Location: Serangoon Gardens Country Club, Heliconia Wing, 22 Kensington Park Road, Singapore 557271
Contact: 6343 1717

Operating Hours
Teochew Dim Sum: 9am – 11am (Sat & Sun)
Lunch & Dim Sum: 11am – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10pmWebsitehttps://swatow.com.sg/

5. Mouth Restaurant (地茂馆)

Established in 1989, they began in a teahouse that served fresh handmade dim sum and Cantonese fare to Singapore’s Hong Kong expatriate community: 30 years on, the teahouse has transformed into a family-friendly restaurant that has remained resolute in its interpretations of Cantonese cooking.

Now an all-inclusive Chinese restaurant, They offer affordably priced innovative dim sum, in a family-friendly environment.

To sample Mouth Restaurant’s signature flavours, diners should go with the Baked Suckling Pig, Peking Duck, Roast Goose & Squid Ink Char Siew Bun.

Mouth’s Liu Sha Bao has also made waves among the local foodie community – its custard buns have been recognised by Epicure Food Magazine and Lifestyle Asia, as one of Singapore’s Best.

Location: 38 Maxwell Rd, #01-01/02 Airview Building, Singapore 069116
Contact: 6438 5798 / 9831 9461 (Whatsapp)

Operating Hours
Dim Sum is served daily during lunch, weekend, and Public Holiday.

Monday – Friday: 11.30am – 3pm  & 6.00pm – 10pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday: 10am – 4.30pm & 6.00pm – 10pm
(High Tea) Saturday, Sun & Public Holiday: 2.30pm – 4pm

Websitehttps://mouth.com.sg/

6. Dim Sum Haus (点心好)

“点心好” the name, the motto! They aim to serve the quality of the dim sums at an affordable price. Simple and cosy. Their delicious handmade Hong Kong is direct from their kitchen.

Dim Sum Haus is suitable for a small and big group gathering. Satisfy your palate with their selection of dim sum and roasted delights.

Xiao Long Bao is another ‘Must Have’ item for a Dim Sum feast. Over at Dim Sum Haus, their Xiao Long Baos are hand-crafted with love and packed with fillings. Every mouthful is a mini-explosion of juice

Location: 57, Jalan Besar Singapore, Singapore
Contact: 6909 0777

Operating Hours (during circuit breakers)
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Tuesday to Friday (9am – 3pm & 5pm – 9pm)
Saturday to Sunday & Public Holiday (9am – 9pm)

Websitehttps://dimsumhaus.com.sg/

7. Red Star Dim Sum Restaurant(红星酒家)

Red Star serves authentic Cantonese cuisine including specialities such as America duck, Fried Yam Pots filled with Scallops, Prawn and Cashew Nuts. Conveniently located at the heart of Chinatown, the restaurant can seat up to 65 diners. The place has an atmosphere that can be described as conservation yet comfortable.

Red Star Dim Sum Restaurant

Location: Block 54, Chin Swee Road #07-23, Singapore 160054
Contact: 6532 5266

Operating Hours
Monday to Saturday (8am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm)
Sunday (7am – 3pm & 6pm – 10pm)

Websitehttps://redstarrestaurant.com.sg/

You’re craving for some dim sum now, aren’t you? Need not to fret, we know that making good dim sum at home can be tough and challenging without years of expertise. Just head to the places on this list, and enjoy a feast with family and friends.

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