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Dimsum Break: Our Siomai & Dumpling Heaven


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Dimsum Break opened its doors here in Manila late last year. My husband and I both checked out their branch at SM North Annex and tried out their bestsellers.

The fast food restaurant from Cebu serves delicious and budget-friendly meals, satisfying foodies from all walks of life. We arrived there with a long waiting line but the food was worth the wait.

On our first stop, we were welcomed by stacks of assorted steamed dumplings then we moved on to the other side of the counter wherein plates of fried dimsum were displayed.

Dimsum Break SM North EDSA
Sampling them all would take me to dimsum heaven!

Once seated, I noticed that bamboo steamers were turned into ceiling lamps.

Dimsum Break Menu SM North EDSA

PhP 65 per order for their steamed & fried dimsum. For siomai, it’s 3 pieces in each steamer.

Dimsum Break Siomai
Quail Egg Shaomai and [Regular] Shaomai

My favorite meal is the Quail Egg Siomai coupled with the original Steamed Fried Rice, the rice dish that made them famous in Cebu.

Dimsum Break Menu

Rice Pots are priced at PhP 68. This Pork Steamed Rice is a certified comfort food – fried rice topped with small chunks of pork swimming in savory sauce. It may not look divine but it’s packed with flavor especially when mixed. Yum!


Dimsum Break Pork Steamed Rice
Pork Steamed Fried Rice (PhP 68)


I’ve also tried their Yang Chow Fried Rice but it was a bit dry and not as good as the steamed fried rice.

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Dimsum Break Yang Chow Fried Rice
Yang Chow Fried Rice (PhP 68)

Quail’s Egg Siomai is also a crowd favorite. Halved quail eggs are placed on top of moist and tender meat & shrimp balls.

Dimsum Break Quail Egg Siomai
Quail’s Egg Shaomai (PhP 65)


Another variety is the Mushroom Siomai with mushroom slices on top. Next time I would try the Bacon Siomai and Empress Roll.


Dimsum Break Mushroom Siomai


We love to cap off our meals with desserts such as Mango Custard, Leche Flan, and Buko Pandan.


Dimsum Break SM North
Mango Custard (PhP 55)


Zaiel enjoyed his sweet treats! We were also able to take home a 10-pc mini siopao for free one time, after our bill exceeded PhP 300. 🙂


Dimsum Break Buko Pandan
Leche Flan (PhP 55)
Buko Pandan (PhP 55)

Dimsum Break
3rd Floor, The Annex, SM North EDSA


Published: 2013-04-11 11:06:00

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