With travel bans in place and many airplanes still grounded at major airports, embarking on a trip to Hong Kong to savour authentic dim sum is a far-fetched dream for many. Thankfully for Singaporeans, a taste of Hong Kong is still within your reach, especially when there are many restaurants that serve up quality dim sum.
Whether you’re craving for a molten liu sha bao or a xiao long bao, discover some of the best spots in Singapore that provide dim sum delivery right to your doorstep with The Only Dim Sum-mary You Need With Oddle Eats.
Whether it’s a bowl of congee or their fried, baked, or steamed dim sum you’re eyeing for, have a little bit of everything added into your cart for the ultimate #StayHome meal.
2. Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant
Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant is sure no stranger in Singapore’s dim sum scene. This famous late night supper spot established way back in 1962 has been consistently serving up a wide range of dim sum at affordable prices and now you can even have these delights delivered right to you.
Despite being one of the newest additions to the dim sum scene in Singapore, the Social Placehas established a name for itself for its modern take on traditional dim sum dishes.
Can’t quite decide what to order? Sort your next meal with their exclusive set meals available for delivery. If you’re looking for a quick solo meal, a Personal Dim Sum Set (from S$13.80) will surely satisfy. For families planning a simple get together with your friends and family, the Harmony Menu (S$116) feeds 4, featuring a range of contemporary Chinese dishes and everyone’s favourite –Hong Kong Style Milk Tea(from S$3.85)~
4. Tim Ho Wan
Let’s be honest, getting a dim sum fix at the iconic Tim Ho Wan hailing from Hong Kong is probably as authentic as it can get.
The ever famous Baked BBQ Pork Buns (S$7.80) may look unassuming at first, but as the saying goes – don’t judge a book by its cover. The crumbly crust is accompanied by a soft pillowy bun and well-marinated honey char siew on the inside, adding a myriad of flavours and textures to this classic pastry. Betcha’ tasting your screen now!
The restaurant also offers exclusive Super Delivery Deals (from S$10.90) where you can order different combinations of dim sum items at a lower price as a set. Beat the queue and order HK’s famous dim sum in wherever you are.
5. Jing Hua Xiao Chi
If you’re all for #supportlocal, you’ll definitely not want to give Jing Hua Xiao Chia miss. This homegrown brand has been whipping up Chinese comfort food for its customers ever since 1989.
Well known for their juicy and flavourful Chinese Pizza (S$11) and Xiao Long Bao (S$8), their desserts come are next on the award-winning list.
The Crispy Pancake (S$11) comes in two flavours, Red Bean and Lotus Seed. Don’t be fooled by the unassuming appearance of this delight and be warned they are super addictive. Can’t decide which to order? Order both for a win-win situation!
6. Crystal Jade GO
Crystal Jade is a household name we’re all familiar with, and Crystal Jade GO is a refreshing new concept launched to better cater to modern-day diners looking for a place to grab a quick bite.
While working from home has its fair share of perks, more often than not, finding the time to whip up a meal during your lunch break is a challenge. Instead of scratching your head to decide on what to order, their no-frills dim sum menu makes it easy for you to narrow down selections and settle your meal in a jiffy.
In need of a spread to impress your guests or host the ultimate weekend dim sum brunch? Yum Cha Express is your go-to.
Apart from the usual dim sum items you’ll find across most restaurants, Yum Cha Express is well-known for its intricate bao designs that look too cute to eat. Rest assured that the Mushroom Truffle Bun (S$6.80) and Sakura Longevity Bun (S$18.40) are just a few of many that tastes as good as they look. Parents – the Little Twin Piglet Buns (S$4.80) make a great treat for your kids!
If you’re looking to treat yourself and indulge, you can count on Yum Cha to deliver their best rendition of BBQ Suckling Pig (S$228). Heads up, this cracklin’ bad boy is only available after 11am and requires a two-day advance order.
8. Victor’s Kitchen
Simplicity is key. Over at Victor’s Kitchen, customers keep coming back for more as its simple yet delicious handmade dim sum. Despite expanding its business to include a second outlet at Chinatown Point, trying to get a table during lunch hours at either of one of its outlets is no simple feat. With their island-wide delivery launched in May this year, there’s every reason for you to get in on the hype.
Order all your favourites but trust me when I say you can’t check out without a portion of the signature Victor’s King Prawn Dumplings (S$5.70). Each dumpling comes stuffed with a large fresh prawn encased in a thin skin – just the perfect ratio for an explosion of flavours in your mouth.
The Char Siew “Bo Lo” Butter Buns (S$5.80) is another crowd favourite. The pastry is baked till perfectly golden with a crumbly crust with just the right amount of the semi-sweet char siew stuffing. So many must-try dishes!
Take your pick at the variety of food options available here, but don’t forget to order a portion of their bestseller, Roasted London Duck (from S$11.53), which is crisp on the outside yet tender and juicy on the inside.
10. Tang Tea House
On days when you can’t make up your mind on what to eat, simply check out Tang Tea House, a Halal-certified dim sum joint. It offers a wide selection of dim sum and local favourites such as Fried Kway Teow (S$7.49), Chicken Rice (from S$5.89), and Rojak (from S$5.80).
For those who love to have a bit of everything, don’t forget to add their Multi-Flavour Bun (S$8.56). It includes local-flavoured baos with yam, kaya, and coffee fillings. I’m not sure about you, but the good ol’ liu sha bao will have to take a back seat when these flavours are up for grabs.
11. TungLok Teahouse
With every item made upon order, TungLok Teahousehas got to be your go-to restaurant for some of the freshest dim sum in town.
The restaurant offers a wide variety of dim sum items for you to choose from. Knowing that it’ll be tough for you to make up your mind, the restaurant has put together two dim sum set menus, A (S$48) and B (S$68), for you to conveniently check out on Oddle Eats. Both sets include classics such as steamed siew mai and traditional sponge cake – items you’ll not miss when patronising a char chaan teng.
12. Teahouse by Soup Restaurant
Aside from its famous samsui ginger chicken (S$23.90), Teahouse by Soup Restaurantnow offers a selection of delectable dim sum items that are just as popular amongst its long-time customers.
One of the hot-selling items on the menu is the spinach dumpling with prawn (S$5.90). While the silky smooth skin might look thin, the highly-skilled chefs are able to stuff these dumplings to the brim – definitely a huge bang for your buck! So there’s no second guessing where you should hit up next time if you’re looking for a spot to have your fill without breaking the bank.
Hong Kong’s yum cha lifestyle is integral to the country’s culture and while we can’t stroll the streets of Mongkok or dine in the endless string of char chaan tengs, sort your cravings with this summary of dim sum places with island-wide delivery only with Oddle Eats.