The Dim Sum Place
The Dim Sum Place at North Bridge Road is where you can have your fill of dim sum late at night. On Friday and Saturday, it stays open till 5 am in the morning. It has a rather extensive menu and one of its unique features is that the dim sum does not have pork.
The Dim Sum Place at North Bridge Road
The Dim Sum Place is located in North Bridge Road, near Jalan Sultan. It occupies the corner shophouses at the junction of Jalan Klapa and North Bridge Road. It has a bright orange and white colour scheme and it is hard to miss the place if you are passing by the area.
There are seats out in the naturally ventilated narrow corridors. On a cool evening, that can be quite a nice spot for dim sum.
The main dining hall is air-conditioned and looks a fairly typical casual Chinese restaurant. There are seats for small dining parties as well as round tables for big groups.
The Dim Sum Place Menu
The menu of The Dim Sum Place is just a laminated sheet of paper but the range of food is quite extensive. Besides most of the usual steamed and fried dim sum items, there are noodles and porridges. There are also vegetable, meat and seafood dishes like Marmite chicken, deep-fried crispy squid and assam fish.
Below are photos of the main menu and the desserts menu of The Dim Sum Place.
Duck & Dim Sum
We had a simple meal at The Dim Sum Place – opting for Peking duck wrap ($12.90) and seafood congee ($9.90). The dim sum items we tried were the vegetarian vermicelli roll ($4.90) and deep-fried carrot cake ($4.90). The food was served after a wait of about 15 minutes. The presentation was nice and neat.
The Cantonese style porridge came with quite a generous portion of seafood, which included scallops, fish and prawns. The porridge was smooth and slightly gooey but still had a nice texture. It was quite tasty and, on the whole, was enjoyable comfort food.
The carrot cakes came in small cubes with a thin crispy outer layer and soft inside. It was not a particularly remarkable version of carrot cake but was nice enough.
The vegetarian vermicelli roll or chee cheong fun, served with a light sauce and plenty of sesame seeds, was surprisingly good. The vermicelli roll was smooth and silky and had a soft and slightly springy texture. The sauce provided sufficient savouriness but was not overpowering. It was a simple easy to like dish.
The Peking duck wrap was the pretty dish of the day. Six slices of duck were neatly wrapped with strips of cucumber and scallions in popiah skins. Extra sauces were used to decorate the plate. The duck slices were quite thick. In terms of flavour and taste, the dish was not very special
There is a good range of desserts and beverages. We had a mixed fruit juice ($4.80) as well as the papaya yogurt drink ($5.80). The latter reminded us of Taiwanese papaya milk and we liked it. It was smooth, sweet and has a slight tang.
It was a nice simple meal and we did not notice that no pork was served. We would go back to The Dim Sum Place at North Bridge Road again, especially if we need to eat late at night.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
The Dim Sum Place
791 North Bridge Road
Tel: +65 6655 8787
Sunday – Thursday: 11 am to 2:30 pm; 5:30pm to 11pm
Friday, Saturday & eve of PH: 11 am to 2:30 pm; 5:30 pm to 5 am
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