Dimsum Break: Our Siomai & Dumpling Heaven
My Rating: ★★★★★
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.
Once seated, I noticed that bamboo steamers were turned into ceiling lamps.
PhP 65 per order for their steamed & fried dimsum. For siomai, it’s 3 pieces in each steamer.
My favorite meal is the Quail Egg Siomai coupled with the original Steamed Fried Rice, the rice dish that made them famous in Cebu.
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!
I’ve also tried their Yang Chow Fried Rice but it was a bit dry and not as good as the steamed fried rice.
Quail’s Egg Siomai is also a crowd favorite. Halved quail eggs are placed on top of moist and tender meat & shrimp balls.
Another variety is the Mushroom Siomai with mushroom slices on top. Next time I would try the Bacon Siomai and Empress Roll.
We love to cap off our meals with desserts such as Mango Custard, Leche Flan, and Buko Pandan.
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. 🙂