If affordable quick dining Cantonese dim sum the name of the game, Sum dim sum is one of the game. Let’s check them out with a supper dine-in right in the heart of buzzing Jalan Besar.
Sum Dim Sum is a causal located at a roadside in the Jalan Besar neighbourhood. It is a spot known for their late night eateries and is always buzzing with night activities in the Little India district. Also, their menu selections are simple and straightforward to what you expect from a dim sum establishment.
What is on the menu
On the menu is a selection of steamed, fried and deep-fried option, with most offerings being steamed. Also, recommended items here includes their steamed baos and dumplings. This includes their staple Xiao long paos at $5.50 for 3 pieces, with the option for 6 pieces at $10.60.
All items on offer are laid out in an order sheet for you to check off your order with the watering staff, who confirms your order before sending it to the kitchen. Moreover, other items to try are their Signature hot and spicy dumplings ($4.80 a tray) and their Wolfberry with mushroom Siew Mai (3 pieces tray for $4.80).
It is quite a different take on the traditional meat rolls. Also, their dim sum is juicy within and wrapped with dumpling skin which holds up well when handled with chopsticks.
Additionally, more filling options include their Signature pandan crispy pork bun, a fine baked offering at $6 for a plate of 3. The buns are creamy within yet crispy on the outside. It is an interesting touch on an otherwise mature dish and a good alternative to regular paos.
Furthermore, complimentary to your Dim sum is a choice of soupy noodles dishes. Examples includes Sum Dim Sum Hong kong style wanton noodles ($6.50). This if you prefer something more substantial to go with your meal. Also their noodle and porridge dishes are not quite made to share, but rather to be had individually to go with your dim sum spread.
Moreover, each serving portion is adequate for one person each. Your food is prepared quick and served steaming hot. Also, their Egg Tartlets is a good way to wrap up your meal as a dessert.
Sum dim sum in a busy neighborhood
Furthermore, Sum Dim Sum offerings stands pretty well in an already crowded dim sum market in the Jalan Besar district, with incumbents here like Swee Choon Dim sum. Which may appear rather overrated for some. Notably, Sum dim sum offerings competes in the likes of the number of dim sum stores also located right here at Jalan Besar area. The offerings are in the likes of the Dim Sum Haus we visited in the same neighbourhood just around the corner, but is more expensively priced for the offerings.
Also, Sum Dim Sum does fill a gap to provide your late night dim sum fix without having to deal with long wait times. Examples includes queues typically seen at Swee choon dim sum, which could go as long as an hours wait. However, unlike the nearby incumbent Swee Choon Dim Sum, the dim sum place does not open till late or 24 hours and closes at 1030pm daily.
All in all, that wraps up our short visit to Sum dim sum in Jalan Besar. It is tad your run of the mill late night Dim sum place serving affordable Dim Sum without the crowds.
Must Go! | Actually pretty Good | Worth Trying | Shortlist Optionally | Should Avoid
Sum Dim Sum Locality Map
Sum Dim Sum,
161 Jalan Besar,
Opening Hours: 10:30am- 3pm, 5- 10:30pm