Fans of Chinese food surely have had that moments of dim sum cravings; Originated from casual stalls in Canton or Guangzhou, China, Dim Sum is small bite-sized portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Now, nearly most good Chinese restaurants would also take good care in their dim sum selection as well. Traditionally, fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables.
Here we compile a list of Dim Sum restaurants in Jakarta to visit in your next dim sum cravings:
1. Canton Paradise
Indulge in the essence of the Hong Kong at Canton Paradise. Other than popular dimsums, from steamed, fried, baked to the more innovative dim sums, velvety smooth congees, flavourful noodles and classic wok-fried dishes found in the kitchens of Hong Kong. Let your tongue travel to the land of red junkboats, bustling teahouses and neon city lights. Serves Pork
Mall Kelapa Gading 3, Ground Floor, Jl. Kelapa Gading Boulevard, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta
2. Fok Luk Sau
A Chinese restaurant offering popular Chinese dishes (their Peking Duck is a must try) and a selection of dim sum. The ambiance is pleasant and the service is good. Because of its location, popular for lunch meetings and family dinners.
Wisma BNI 46 GF #06, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1
Open everyday, 11am-10pm
Happy Hour: Weekdays, 3-5pm
3. Pearl at JW Marriott
Treat yourself to delicious and authentic cuisine at Pearl Chinese Restaurant. Exquisite, authentic dishes are prepared using traditional Cantonese methods by Pearl’s master chefs, served in a contemporary setting with scenic Jakarta city views.
Jl. Dr. Ide Anak Agung Gde Agung Kav E.1.2 No 1&2
Kawasan Mega Kuningan Jakarta 12950 Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 57988992
Hours: Everyday, 11am to 22pm
4. Nan Xiang Steamed Bun
Before it’s served in nearly all Chinese restaurants in Jakarta, Nan Xiang was the one that introduces its signature Xia Long Bao; small dumplings with clear and flavorful broth enclosing its succulent filling.