Good-tasting, reasonably priced ‘dim sum’ place in Greenhills
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper, or so they say. But I deliberately refused to adhere to it, although lately I’ve been trying to follow that adage and getting used to it, unless of course I have a food-tasting invitation.
I like Pinoy breakfast best; it’s a toss-up between Chinese and American breakfast as a second choice. Good that many restaurants now serve all-day breakfast.
Our Wednesday Bible group usually eats before the study. One food group surprised us once by serving breakfast for early dinner and I thought it was a brilliant idea. We all loved it.
Many may not be aware, but dim sum is Chinese breakfast. In Hong Kong, the quality of dim sum is tops compared to what we’ve been exposed to in Manila. But in recent years, many restaurants especially the ones in hotels have brought in Chinese dim sum masters, and we can say some places can now be considered to be at par with Hong Kong when it comes to dim sum standards.
One of the first restaurants to bring in a Chinese chef to Manila is Causeway. One can tell with the quality of its dim sum. I also know that King Chef restaurant sends its chefs to Hong Kong to study authentic dim sum-making. Gloria Maris, Shang Palace at Makati Shangri-La, Summer Palace at Edsa Shangri-La and Golden Fortune Seafood, among others, also have dim sum masters.
Every day, I drive to Makati from my home in Katipunan, Quezon City. I pass Edsa and make a U-turn at Camp Crame; sometimes I detour to Greenhills for my cell phone or computer concerns. There is a fairly new place there that has caught my attention.
Called the Dimsum Place, it is an all-day dim sum restaurant. The menu is simple with brightly colored pictures, and when you peep into the kitchen you will see a Chinese chef manning the place.
Whenever I go to a Chinese breakfast place I have to order the chicken feet. This has become my barometer of good dim sum and, in most cases, of the other dishes on the menu.
Dimsum Place’s other dishes seemed promising. I ordered the pork and shrimp siomai, seafood king roll, bean curd roll, hakaw, steamed shrimp balls with crabstick, steamed vermicelli rice roll with shrimp, wanton and beef noodle soup and congee.
All pretty good! And prices are quite reasonable. The sweet and sour pork and the asado fried rice were also fine. I ordered the baked pork bun and chicken sausage bun to go.
The dishes are neatly made, served steaming hot. And with soy sauce, chili garlic and calamansi on the side, they will, indeed, satisfy one’s cravings.
So, on days I have a craving for Chinese breakfast, this dim sum place is on my list.
The Dimsum Place is at 6 Annapolis St., Greenhills. Call 9642553
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