The Search for Dimsum in Saigon

The dimsum awakening actually began when Manuel bought Top.V Siomai from the grocery as recommended by Japs.

Japs is right.  Top.V Siomai tastes just like siomai back home.  I didn’t know how much I’ve missed siomai until this.  Back in high school, my budget lunch would consist of 4 pieces of siomai and rice.  Sarap!

Also in the Philippines, there’s the usual Hen Lin found in a lot of malls and according to Spot PH, here are the Top 10 Siopao in Manila.  Dimsum is all over in Manila.

After trying Top.V Siomai, hubby decided to try the Ha cao.

Although both are good stuff, it’s always better to try the real thing.  So lucky for us we found Red Dot’s dimsum really good.

After church today, we went to Com Tam Moc for some snack.

And as usual ordered siopao and ha cao:

Both good!  Now, we don’t have to go all the way to Parkson Paragon for the dimsum fix. 😀

However, I think Thao Li’s siopao tops both Red Dot and Com Tam Moc.  The trouble is that Thao Li’s dimsum are only available in the morning.

Com Tam Moc of course has rice meals as well as steamed and fried-baked dimsum.  Incidentally, they also have a promo ongoing till July 31 on free dinner for kids (1o years old and below).  The schedule is as follows:

Monday – Com Tam Moc in  82 Nguyen Du St., D1
Tuesday – Com Tam Moc in SB8-1 My Khanh 2, PMH, D7
Wednesday – Com Tam Moc in 18A Nguyen Van Troi St., D1

—- only from 5 PM to 10 PM.

But the search for yummy dimsum doesn’t end here.

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5 Responses to The Search for Dimsum in Saigon

  1. 2ni says:

    I heard, Ocean Plaza just opposite the zoo is a pretty legit Dim Sum place…

  2. Mike says:

    The Chinese Restaurant at Equatorial Hotel (District 5) on a Sunday lunch time has one of the best Dim Sum selections in HCMC if you need a good fix. It has been doing this for over 10 years…

  3. Lyra says:

    Thanks Mike! I’ve heard hotels in District 5 are great places to eat dimsum. Would you know how much they cost?

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