The Dim Sum Journey: 4 Best Dim Sum Places in South Jakarta
Dim Sum has become a dish that is common to be enjoyed by people in Indonesia. Dim Sum is a Chinese-cuisine light dish served in a bamboo steamer or a small plate and has been popularized over the decades by Chinese travelers. It is a bite-sized steamed dumpling with various fillings and ingredients inside like chicken, pork, prawns, and vegetables. The purpose of the bamboo steamer is to keep the heat of the Dim Sum because the best time to eat the Dim Sum is while the dish is steaming hot. Due to the small portion, Dim Sum is supposedly served at brunch time or afternoon tea time as a light bite.
Nowadays, it is a common thing to order Dim Sum to complement the main course. Even, you can turn Dim Sum into a main meal by ordering many of them. There are many places where you can find delicious Dim Sum in South Jakarta. South Jakarta is known for its culinary goods and famous restaurants, so its no surprise that you can find many Dim Sum places here.
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So, here we will guide you to the best Dim Sum places in South Jakarta on the list below.
1. Ling Ling Dim Sum & Tea House
Dim Sum before a party? Sure, you can do that! Ling Ling Dim Sum & Tea House is a casual dining Dim Sum place located in the area known for its nightlife, Senopati. This place opens in the morning and closes at midnight so you can enjoy their Dim Sum for breakfast, brunch, dinner, supper, or at any time (except the dawn). This place uses no pork and lards so if you don’t consume pork and lards, you are safe to eat the dishes served by Ling Ling Dim Sum & Tea House. They offer varieties of Dim Sum: steamed, deep-fried, baked, pan-fried, and Cheung Fan. If you go here, you have to try their Salted Egg Custard Bun. A hint for you, the warm salted egg fillings will melt in your mouth when you bite it! Yum!
Address: Jl. Cikajang No.72, RT.13/RW.6, Petogogan, Kec. Kebayoran. Baru, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12170
Phone Number: +622127939069
Price Range: Approximately Rp130.000 for two people
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday (08.00 AM – 11.00 PM )
Friday (08.00 AM – 01.00 AM)
Saturday (07.00 AM – 01.00 AM)
Sunday (07.00 AM – 11.00 PM)
2. Dragon Flames
Kemang is always filled with gems, this time, the gem is a Dim Sum place. Dragon Flames is a Halal Chinese-cuisine restaurant with a specialty in Dim Sum. The place has become a casual hangout place for people around Kemang as it opens 19 hours a day, including midnight and dawn. The specialty Dim Sum that you shall try when visiting Dragon Flames are steamed chicken claws and the Siew Long Pao. There are two variants of the Siew Long Pao: crab and chicken. The Crab Siew Long Pao is for the seafood lovers! If you are a chicken lover, you should get their steamed chicken claws and Chicken Siew Long Pao. The tastes of the steamed chicken claws are sweet & sour, and you can balance the taste with the savory soup from the Siew Long Pao.
Address: Jl. Kemang Raya No.29, RT.6/RW.1, Bangka, Kec. Mampang Prpt., Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12730
Phone Number: +62217182963
Price Range: Approximately Rp150.000 for two people
Opening Hours: Sunday – Rabu (11.30 AM – 03.00 PM) Kamis – Saturday (11.00 AM – 06.00 AM)
3. Lotus Court
Lotus Court is a famous Chinese-cuisine place in the Pondok Indah area. If you want to try their legendary Dim Sum, you have to come before the restaurant is open which means earlier than 7 AM. If you come after 7 AM, the place is most likely to be full despite the spacious area, so you need to wait before getting a table. Also, if you are coming for their Dim Sum, make sure that you come before 1 PM because they only serve the Dim Sum from the morning until noon. People usually come here to try their Siew Mai and Ha Kau. In most of the places, the Ha Kau is filled with few small shrimps and a thick coating. In Lotus Court, the Ha Kau is filled with plenty of shrimps and a thin coating, making the taste juicier and flavorful compared to other places.
Address: Pd. Indah Plaza 2, Jl. Metro Pondok Indah No.22, RT.3/RW.14, Pd. Pinang, Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12310
Phone Number: +6221 7500602
Price Range: Approximately Rp30.000 / portion of Dim Sum
Opening Hours: Every day (07.00 AM – 03.00 PM) Every day (05.00 PM – 09.30 PM)
4. Dim Sum 48
Dimsum 48 is a Dim Sum restaurant located in Pacific Place Mall, SCBD. All the Dim Sum that they serve will surely satisfy your taste buds, its no wonder they have many branches around Jakarta. Their Steamed Shrimp & Chives Crystal Dumplings and Steamed Char Liong Cheong Fen are the forte of the restaurant. The huge fresh shrimps inside the dumplings will give a chewy texture when you munch it. Don’t forget that it is combined with the chives that will give a little bit of crunchy texture to the steamed dumplings. The Steamed Char Liong Cheong Fen is famous for its peanut sauce that you will not find in any other place!
Address: Pacific Place Mall, Lantai 1, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman, SCBD, Jakarta, 12190
Phone Number: +6221 57973171
Price Range: Approximately Rp200.000 for two people
Opening Hours: Every day (10.00 AM – 10.00 PM)
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So, there you have some of the best Dim Sum places in South Jakarta. We hope you enjoy these Dim Sum restaurants! Don’t forget to check our other recommendations on our blog!