The Dim Sum Journey: 4 Best Dim Sum Places in North Jakarta
Dim Sum has become a dish that is common to be enjoyed by people in Indonesia. Originated from China, the popularity of Dim Sim in Indonesia is never dim. As we know the Dim Sum is a bite-sized steamed dumpling with various fillings and ingredients inside like chicken, pork, prawns, and vegetables. This is also why Dim Sum has many names too, many Dim Sum menus are named according to their main ingredients, like Sui Mai which is a shrimp and pork filling. Dim Sums are usually prepared in small steamer baskets that are still warm.
The Chinese food has spread throughout Indonesia for decades, that is why there are many Dim Sum places around Jakarta. Some places are the expansion of the Dim Sum places in China and some others are made by Indonesian people who happened to master the art of making Dim Sum. However, not all places serve high quality and flavorful Dim Sum. You don’t need to worry, because many Dim Sum places are affordable but the taste is nowhere near ordinary. Here we help you to consider which best Dim Sum places in North Jakarta you should try.
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1. Hungry Panda
Chinese-food restaurant located in the Kelapa Gading area. The place serves varieties of steamed, fried, and baked Dim Sum. The signature steamed Dim Sum is the Salted Egg Pao, and for the fried one, the crown goes to Black Sesame Onde. Hungry Panda serves a unique menu that you can rarely find in other places such as Quail Egg Siew Mai. The price of their Dim Sum variants is mostly below Rp20.000 which is super cheap! The rating of the place won’t disappoint you! With affordable prices, they serve some of the best, fresh, and tasty Dim Sum you ever had. You can never order only a portion of Dim Sum here! The delicious taste will make you crave for more and more, just like a hungry panda!
Address: Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok PA19/9, Kelapa Gading, RT.3/RW.14, Pegangsaan Dua, Kec. Klp. Gading, Kota Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240
Social Media: @hungrypanda.gading on Instagram
Price Range: Rp13.000 – Rp29.000 for a portion of Dim Sum
Opening Hours: Every day (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM)
2. Dimsum Go!
Dimsum Go! is a Dim Sum restaurant by Hiro Group located in Mall Kelapa Gading 3. Hiro Group is known for its modern Sushi Place, Sushi Hiro. It turns out that the hype is not only coming from Sushi Hiro, but Dimsum Go! as well. The price for a portion of the Dim Sum is Rp22.000 flat. They offer many kinds of Dim Sum varying from the steamed, baked, and fried ones. The Signature Dim Sum of the place is the contemporary ones which are the ShuMai Pork Mozarella, Vanilla Custard Bao, Fried Spring Roll Almond, and Barbeque Pork Bun. Dim Sum on the go? Can! They provide a safe packaging for the Dim Sum, so when you consume it later, the Dim Sum will remain fresh and tasty.
Address: Mall Kelapa Gading 3, Lantai Ground, Jl. Kelapa Gading Boulevard, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, 14240
Social Media: @dimsumgo_id on Instagram
Price Range: More than Rp22.000 for a portion of Dim Sum
Opening Hours: Every day (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM)
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3. Wing Heng Kong Dim Sum Shop
Wing Heng Hong Kong Dim Sum Shop is a 24/7 Dim Sum tenant located in the Sunter and Pluit area. It is not a fault to say that Wing Heng is the most price-worthy Dim Sum shop in Jakarta. Again, who does not know Wing Heng? If you are a Dim Sum enthusiast, Wing Heng is a must-go-to place. The popularity of the place in Pluit makes the owner decided to expand the branch in Sunter. Their specialty Dim Sum? All of them! But the most ordered Dim Sum are the Ha Kau, Pork Siew Mai, Fried Radish Cake, and Salted Egg Pao. As the place opens for 24 hours, the steamed Dim Sum menus are best consumed in the morning and midnight, while the fried ones are best consumed in the afternoon and night. Don’t forget to accompany your Dim Sum with their tea variations to make a perfect little Chinese meal.
Address: Jalan Pluit Karang Utara Blok A4U No.65, RT.12/RW.3, Pluit, Kec. Penjaringan, Kota Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14450
Social Media: @winghengdimsumofficial on Instagram
Price Range: Rp18.000 – Rp23.000 for a portion of Dim Sum
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday (24 Hours)
4. Xing Zhuan
Xing Zhuan is an affordable Dim Sum place located in Kelapa Gading. It is a suitable place for people who are looking for an affordable place to hang out while able to enjoy different kinds of Dim Sum and other small bites. The price range for the Dim Sum is varying from Rp16.000 to Rp21.000. A friendly price range for anyone’s wallet! Their signature menu for the steamed one is the Salted Egg Pao, while the fried one is the Seafood Lumpia. Due to the more affordable price, you can get more variants of Dim Sum with the same value compared to other places! You can use the extra money to get their Pumpkin Mochi that you can rarely find in other Dim Sum places.
Address: Jalan Boulevard Raya Blok LA.6 no.16, RT.11/RW.18, Klp. Gading Tim., Kec. Klp. Gading, Kota Jkt Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240
Social Media: @xingzhuan.id on Instagram
Price Range: Rp16.000 – Rp21.000 for a portion of Dim Sum
Opening Hours: 06.00 – 22.00 (Monday to Sunday)
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So, there you have some of the best Dim Sum places in North Jakarta. We hope you enjoy these Dim Sum restaurants! Don’t forget to check our other recommendations on our blog!