10 Dim Sum Joints Around Bangkok That Will Get You All Steamed Up

10 Dim Sum Joints Around Bangkok That Will Get You All Steamed Up

“Sharing is caring”. As overused and cliched as the phrase may sound, one of the best ways to share a nice moment with the ones you love is during a meal.

For a few hours a day, you get to briefly forget about all your worries and have a pleasant conversation with your friends and family while chowing down on some delightful grubs that give everyone the smiles.

Of all the cuisines available in Bangkok, Dim Sum stands out as one of the top options for Thais when considering a meal for a large group of people.

Given that a good chunk of locals come from a Chinese background, it’s not a stretch to see popular Dim Sum restaurants get all filled up during Sunday brunch hours or for business meetings on weekdays.

The cuisine with Cantonese origins used to be served as appetizers, that is why they often come in flavor-packed bite-sized items and optimal for sharing among the table. Preparation methods include frying, boiling, steaming, or even a mixture of a couple, while popular menus like dumplings and steamed buns come in all types of fillings that is just sublime.

If you’re starting to feel hungry or if your friends are meeting up soon and still have no plans for dinner, we’ve hand-picked our top 10 Dim Sum joints around Bangkok for you!

01

Hong Bao

Dine inside an exclusive atmosphere with top-notch service at Fook Yuan. This restaurant has been with Thai people for a very long time and is still a favorite among politicians, business executives, and government officials.

All the food are crafted by the hands of a Thai executive chef with over 35 years of Chinese food experience under his belt. Enjoy classic menus like Shrimp “Har-Kao”, Shrimp and Crab Dumplings, and the Steamed Green Tea Lava Bun that’s worth a place on your Instagram feed.

There are 8 branches:
- G floor, Thanya Park (Srinakarin)
- Sukhumvit Soi 39
- 5th floor, Central Embassy
- 6th floor, MBK Center
- The Rest Area (Prachachuen)
- 2nd floor, Megabangna (Mega Foodwalk Zone)
- 5th floor, ICONSIAM
- 2nd floor, The Crystal Park Veranda

02

Din Tai Fung

With guarantors like a Michelin Star and considered a top 10 restaurant in the world by The New York Times, Din Tai Fung is a place that never disappoints.

The founders started off selling tinned cooking oil under the same name back in 1958 and moved over to the restaurant business when the Xiaolongbao (soup-filled steamed bun) the started to sell became insanely popular.

Over 40 years later they’ve become internationally known for their Xiaolongbao as well as foodie’s favorites like the Steamed Chicken Soup, Braised Beef Noodle Soup with Beef Brisket, and Steamed Custard Buns.

There are 6 branches:
- 7th floor, Central World
- 5th floor, Central Embassy
- 1st floor, Central Plaza Ladphrao
- 2nd floor, Central Plaza Bangna
- G floor, Eight Thonglor
- LG floor, Terminal 21

  • Opening Hours:

    11:00 - 22:00

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-646-1282

03

Tim Ho Wan

Dubbed "one of the world's cheapest Michelin-star restaurant", this Dim Sum joint founded by the former chef of three-Michelin-starred restaurant Lung King Heen in Hong Kong serves everyone’s favorite Cantonese menus all around the world.

Their signature dish is the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork that’s made fresh everyday and popular Hong Kong-style items like the Pan-fried Radish Cake and Beancurd Skin with Pork and Shrimp are a can’t miss as well.

There are 4 branches:
- The Street Ratchada
- 3th floor, Terminal 21
- M floor, Gateway Ekamai
- 4th floor, ICONSIAM (Siam Takashimaya Zone)

  • Opening Hours:

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-006-5288

04

Chef Man

Chef Man came to light as one of the original restaurants to offer the viral sensation “Steamed Lava Custard Buns”. Since its first branch opening in 2011 at Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn, Chef Wai Yin Man continues to impress everyone with his creations until today.

Other than the Lava Buns, be sure to try the Roasted Pecking Duck that will be sliced right in front of you, as well as the Roasted Crispy Pork, BBQ Pork with Honey Sauce, and Steamed Pork Dumplings with Abalone.

There are 3 branches:
- 3th floor, Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn
- Royal Place2 Ratchadamri
- Thana City Golf & Country Club Bang Na-Trat

  • Opening Hours:

    11.30 - 14.30
    18.00 - 22.00

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-212-3741

05

Man Fu Yuan Kitchen

Bearing the same name as it’s award-winning original location at Intercontinental Hotel Singapore, Man Fu Yuan is all about delicious Cantonese treats which comprise a selection of perennial favorites, fresh seafood, and delicately hand-crafted Dim Sum.

While the interior might be more casual than the one in Singapore, the restaurant still features a beautiful classic Asian-style decor with a hint of vintage Chinese antiques. Be sure to try out their Shrimp Dumpling (Har-Kao), Pork Dumplings with Shrimp, Baked BBQ Pork Tarts, and Steamed Chili Crab Buns.

There are 2 branches:
- 8th floor, Emquartier
- 4th floor, Siam Discovery

  • Opening Hours:

    10:00 - 22:00

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-003-6240

06

Fook Yuan

Dine inside an exclusive atmosphere with top-notch service at Fook Yuan. This restaurant has been with Thai people for a very long time and is still a favorite among politicians, business executives, and government officials.

All the food are crafted by the hands of a Thai executive chef with over 35 years of Chinese food experience under his belt. Enjoy classic menus like Shrimp “Har-Kao”, Shrimp and Crab Dumplings, and the Steamed Green Tea Lava Bun that’s definitely worth a place on your Instagram feed.

  • Location:

    1st floor, Golden Tulip Hotel
    (Closest MRT: Rama 9)

  • Opening Hours:

    11:30 - 14:30
    18:00 - 22:30

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-641-4777

07

Lin Fa

© Lin Fa

You can find authentic Teochew-style Chinese cuisine at Lin-Fa both A-la-carte and all-you-can-eat on weekends from 11:30 - 14:30 as well.

The interior is decorated with a variety of beautiful and valuable Chinese antiques that makes us feel almost like we’re in a hist museum.

Aside from quality Dim Sum items, Lin-Fa makes the best soups you can find. Be sure to try the Shrimp Dumplings Soup, Black Mushroom Soup, and the BBQ Peking Duck that comes with the restaurant’s special sauce.

  • Location:

    G floor, The Sukosol Hotel
    (Closest BTS: Phayathai)

  • Opening Hours:

    11.30 - 14.30
    18.00 - 22.30

08

Fei Ya

© Fei Ya

Experienced Chef Leung Shing Hoi of Chinese restaurant Fei Ya at Renaissance Bangkok Hotel makes one of the best BBQ Peking Ducks in town.

The signature dish of the restaurant is served with a unique side of wine-preserved Lynchee that perfectly compliments the wood-roasted crispy duck skin. Other popular menus include BBQ pork pie and Steamed Shrimp Dumplings with Abalone and Oyster Sauce.

  • Location:

    3rd floor, Renaissance Bangkok Hotel Ratchaprasong
    (Closest BTS: Chitlom)

  • Opening Hours:

    11.30 - 14.30
    18.00 - 22.30

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-125-5030

09

Mei Jiang

Executive Chinese Chef Jackie Ho perfectly pairs his classic dim sum creations and innovative Chinese dishes to the exclusive riverside setting of the 5-star hotel.

Having studied Chinese medicine in Hong Kong, Chef Ho knows his way around natural ingredients and how to make his health-conscious dishes burst with flavors.

Signature dishes include Deep-fried Crispy Fillet of Snow Fish with Chili & Salt and a variety of dumplings. When Mid-Autumn Festival rolls around, remember that Mei Jiang makes one of the best Custard Mooncakes in town.

  • Location:

    G floor, The Peninsula
    (Closest BTS: Saphan Taksin)

  • Opening Hours:

    11.30 - 14.30
    18.00 - 22.30

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-861-2888

10

Silk Road

Silk Road has been known for its consistency in serving high-quality authentic Cantonese food for a very long time. Every creation is prepared with flair and passion by Hong Kong Master Chef Kam and his highly skilled and experienced culinary team.

There’s an all-you-can-eat option for both weekdays and weekends at 900 THB and 1,090 THB respectively. Enjoy over 30 types of Dim Sum menus alongside a selection of soups, main dishes, and desserts. Be sure to try out the BBQ Peking Duck if you still have room for more after the buffet.

  • Location:

    3rd floor, Plaza Athenee Bangkok
    (Closest BTS: Ploenchit)

  • Opening Hours:

    11.30 - 14.30
    18.00 - 22.30

  • Contact Details:

    Call 02-650-8800

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