Places to Eat: 7 Best Dim Sum Eateries to Visit in SG

March 17, 2020
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Dim sum refers to bite-sized dishes from the Chinese cuisine. Thanks to its size and warmth, it is often viewed as a traditional comfort food. Step into any Chinese fine dining establishments, and you shall be greeted by an assortment of tasty and sumptuous dim sum delicacies in their menu. From Siew Mai and spring rolls to shrimp dumplings and pork buns, the list can go on and on. Looking for the choices of sweet, savoury, soft or crispy? Expect no less than a myriad of flavours and textures for you to feast to your heart’s content!

Here is a quick read of the 7 best dim sum eateries in Singapore that will certainly fill your bellies so good!

Note: This list is strictly not in order.

1. Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant

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A prestigious fine dining restaurant, Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant prides itself for its finest and authentic Sichuan and Cantonese cuisines. Indulge your taste buds in their plethora of delectable delicacies from their finely-crafted dim sum and nutritious double-boiled soups to succulent roast suckling pig – all exquisitely made by their team of master chefs.

Letting you in on their Nostalgic Dim Sum Buffet Feast which comes with 40 specially handmade dim sum delicacies, there are certainly more than enough appetising choices to savour! To top it off, be wow-ed by Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant’s proficient Tea Masters! They will gift you with a night to remember from their stunning performance which weaves together elements of dance, martial arts and the traditional art of tea pouring.

Contact: +65 6535 6006
Location: 80 Raffles Place, UOB Plaza 1, #60-01, Singapore 048624
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 11.30am-10.30pm

2. China Classic

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Conferring itself the title of best Cantonese Restaurant, China Classic is widely recognised for its Chinese dishes that place emphasis on freshness and innovation. Their chefs employ a vast range of cooking techniques to bring out the most authentic taste of their ingredients, be it through deep-frying, braising or double-boiling.

Seeking the perfect balance of flavours without crossing the line of being overly greasy, seasonings and spices are used in a sparing manner. This allows the original flavours to be retained. Expect not only their experienced chefs to present to you their freshest and finest dishes, but also look forward to belting out your favourite hits in China Classic’s VIP Karaoke room afterwards!

Contact: +65 6262 1717
Location: 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, #01-41/42, Singapore 059413
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm

3. Tim Ho Wan

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Founded in Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan eventually decided to spread its wings, choosing Singapore as their first overseas location in 2013. Swiftly turning into a household name due to its ideal marrying of affordability and quality, they have won over the taste buds of countless Singaporeans. Helmed by a team of chefs that strive for no less than perfection, every detail from dish placement to service delivery is meticulously scrutinised to achieve the desired precision.

Their cuisines are all freshly prepared and never pre-steamed or reheated in order to retain its original flavours. It will definitely be a waste not to sink your teeth into Tim Ho Wan’s bite-sized delicacies which will transcend your senses like never before!

Contact: +65 6483 2000 | +65 6686 2000 | +65 6684 2000 | +65 6222 2000 | +65 6636 2000
450 Lorong 6, Toa Payoh Hersing Centre, #02-02, Singapore 319394
3 Gateway Drive, Westgate Jurong, #01-13/14, Singapore 608532
12 Kallang Avenue, Kallang Aperia, #01-01/02/03, Singapore 339511
One Raffles Link, Citylink Mall, #B1-63/63A, Singapore 039393
112 East Coast Road, I12 Katong, #01-04, Singapore 428802
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet

4. Swatow Seafood Restaurant

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Opening its doors to customers in 2010, Swatow Seafood Restaurant is well-known for its medley of Teochew cuisine dishes. The freshness and nutrition from their ingredients coupled with a light touch of flavouring are what creates the signature style of Teochew culinary. Rather than just seafood dishes, their handmade Hong Kong dim sums are also the star attraction no matter the time of the day.

This combined pairing offers the best of both seafood and dim sum delights, easily making them a distinguished name loved by many customers. Hiring only reputed chefs from the Asia Pacific region, Swatow Seafood Restaurant aspires to bring to life the natural and heavenly flavours of authentic Teochew cuisine!

Contact: +65 6363 1717  | +65 6343 1717
Block 181, Lorong 4 Toa Payoh, #02-602, Singapore 310181
22 Kensington Park Road, Serangoon Gardens Country Club, Heliconia Wing, Singapore 557271
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet

5. Swee Choon Tim Sun Restaurant Pte Ltd

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For close to 55 years, Swee Choon Tim Sun Restaurant has been sharing with Singaporeans the simple joys of dim sum. Ensuring that only the highest quality ingredients are used, they offer to you a multitude of delectable choices. Their Portuguese egg tarts, char siew bao and xiao long bao have all received favourable reviews and it does not end there. They have even invented their very own signature dish called Mee Sua Kueh, a deep-fried vermicelli cake popular amongst people of all ages.

Not only are they a hit among media features, but even celebrities and tourists pay them a visit just to have a taste of their fine cuisine. Here for you since 1962, be rest assured that your cravings will be well satiated at Swee Choon Tim Sun Restaurant!

Contact: +65 6225 7788
Location: 183/185/187/189/191/193 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208882
Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-2.30pm, 6pm-6am | Sun 10am-3pm, 6pm-6am

6. The Dim Sum Place

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Looking for a dining establishment where all of your colleagues or friends can freely indulge in the wonders of all things dim sum? The Dim Sum Place believes food should be inclusive and enjoyed by all, and very well fits this criterion as they are Halal-certified.

Dishing out traditional Cantonese cuisine, some even with a Singaporean flavour to it, they are all made by no less than global chefs. Boasting innovative ideas on how to craft out dishes to reach out to the taste buds of many – quality, authenticity and variety is guaranteed to diners! The Dim Sum Place is where anyone and everyone can revel in a truly enjoyable Chinese dining experience.

Contact: +65 6655 8787
Location: 791 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198759
Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-11pm | Fri-Sat 11am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-5am

7. Yum Cha Restaurant

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Brought to life in 2000 with the goal of bringing back the dim sum tea house concept into shophouses, Yum Cha Restaurant promises a one of a kind dining experience. Take a trip down memory lane as soon as you step into their eatery, with their wooden chairs and marble tables that give off a nostalgic vibe.

Famous for their array of dim sum selections from authentic classics all the way to modern recipes, you’ll find the likes of Squid Ink Dumplings and Mango Prawn Sesame Fritters on their menu! They have since then expanded their menu to incorporate local flavours such as Roasted Peking Duck and Salted Egg Prawns. A traditional eatery concept that stands out in contemporary Singapore, Yum Cha Restaurant remains to be a popular icon in our local shores.

Contact: +65 6372 1717 | + 65 6789 1717
20 Trengganu Street, #02-01, Singapore 058479
6 Changi Business Park Avenue 1, UE Bizhub East, #01-33, Singapore 486017
Opening Hours: Differs for every outlet

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