Across borders and palates, dim sums have never failed to win hearts. Whether you prefer minimal or bursting with flavours, open or closed, big or bite-sized, one thing is certain – everyone loves dim sums. Here’s a definitive list of the top 5 places in Delhi where you can devour the yummiest dim sums.
Serving feel-good Asian cuisine, Pa Pa Ya has an extensive dim sum menu that requires multiple visits to explore. With over 60 varieties of baos, wontons , soupy dumplings, dim sums coated in rice, rice paper rolls, and more, it promises to spoil you for choice. You can also select from veggies, chicken, and pork to lamb, fish and prawns. This restaurant is high on sauces and spices with a rainbow of flavours. Our favourites include Prawn Rice Paper Rolls, Truffle and Mushroom Bao, and Pan Seared Chicken.
Where: Dome, level 4, Select CityWalk, Saket
Contact:+91 88000 02881
This pan-Asian restaurant famous for its sushi is praise-worthy for the dim sums too. One can order one, three, or five baskets of dim sums out of 18 varieties. The buttery Edamame & Truffle is a must-have, and Crystal Duck wraps the most succulent duck meat. Their Prawn Hargo, Chicken & Chilli Oil and Spicy Asparagus will turn you into regulars.
Where: First Floor, 69, Khan Market, 2nd Floor, Select Citywalk Mall, and 2E, Building 10, Ground Floor, DLF Cyber City
Contact: 098100 02996, 098100 02994, 098100 02993
Baoshuan at The Oberoi has some of the best dim sums in town. Their menu recently had a makeover by the Michelin starred chef Andrew Wong, who’s whipped up a new range of authentic dim sums. A must-have are the duck dim sums, its nest-like structure similar to a puff pastry made with egg (a slightly sweet, chopped duck makes for a tasty bite). A prawn delicacy to try is the caviar-coated dim sum. For subtle flavours, try the rice dim sums.
Where: The Oberoi, Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg
Contact: 011 2436 3030
Shibuya Food & Bar has great dim sums, and while you are downing those, try the gyozas too. The Chicken & Prawn Sui Mai, Truffle & Edamame Dumpling, Steamed Pork Cheung Fung, and Broccoli and Water Chestnut need to be a part of your order. This place has comfort food and fun flavours for your palate.
Where: First Floor, M-63, Greater Kailash Part II
Contact: 011 4036 6262
The China Kitchen
The China Kitchen is to Chinese cuisine what Bukhara is to Indian cuisine. Your dim sum journey here must include the nutty and succulent Chaozhou Vegetable, Celery Crystal, Garlic Chicken, Spinach and Peanut Butter, and Shrimp dumpling.
Where: Ground floor, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Bhikaiji Cama Place, RK Puram
Contact: 011 267 9123
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