[Hong Kong] Dim Dim Sum 點點心點心專門店 has been enjoying a huge popularity with locals and tourists alike.
Started as just one shop in Jordan, they tapped into the casual dim sum concept initiated by Tim Ho Wan 添好運 and rode on the waves.
There are now branches in Hong Kong’s Mongkok, Wanchai, Sha Tin, and even outlets in Shanghai and South Korea.
With their own central factory producing the dim sums and then delivering to the 4 different outlets across Hong Kong, individual Dim Dim Sum outlets prepare the dim sum fresh only after you have placed the orders.
Their menu focuses on the usual dim sum items, but also boost a good selection of rice and noodle dishes, fried food items and vegetable side dishes.
They have recently renovated and doubled the space of their Mongkok outlet and the casual eatery feels very warm and cosy.
However, don’t mistake it for a place to linger too long, since there is always a crowd waiting to get in.
The piggy buns are not filled with pork despite the association but are actually filled with piping hot egg yolk custard that seriously flows.
So remember to keep some tissue on hands because it can get messy. These buns are lusciously- good and is a must-order.
The Beancurd Rolls with Shrimp Filling (HKD25, SGD4.30) was prepared upon ordering.
The skin was thin and crispy without being too greasy.
I ordered the Crispy Rice Flour Rolls with Shrimp (HKD33, SGD5.70) which was fried battered shrimps wrapped with steamed rice roll, giving it a more textured bite compared to the usual shrimp rice rolls.
The sweet soy sauce is served on the side so you can decide how much sauce you like to drench over your rolls.
Mini Glutinous Rice Wraps with Chicken (HKD27, SGD4.70) are the usual steamed rice parcels but in a cute size, which is perfect when you want to try so many different dim sum items but don’t want to fill up your appetite with a heavy rice dish.
My friend was curious about the Steamed Fish Maw and Chicken with Chinese Medicine (HKD27, SGD4.70), which is a steamed dish flavoured with Chinese herbs.
This dish didn’t wow and tasted quite bland. Would recommend skipping it unless you were looking for something very light on the palate.
Overall, the food at Dim Dim Sum was pretty decent for the taste buds and so easy on the wallet.
From Mongkok Station, exit from D2 and it is just the next street (Tung Choi Street). Just keep a close look for the shop as I almost walked past it a few times since the shop signage was well hidden behind the scaffoldings.
Dim Dim Sum 點點心點心專門店 (Mongkok)
112 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2309 2300
Opening Hours: 12:00pm- 3:30am (Mon – Sat), 11:00am – 2:00am (Mon – Sun)
Wan Chai: 7 Tin Lok Lane, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
Opening Hours: 10am – 12pm (Mon – Sun)
Jordan: G/F, Man Wah Building, 23 Man Ying Street, Jordan
Opening Hours: 10am – 1am (Mon – Sun)
Sha Tin: Shop 108, 1/F, Citylink Plaza, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
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* Written by DFD’s Hong Kong Correspondent @kara_the_explorer, who is the Singaporean “tai tai” living the foodie dream in Hong Kong. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.