A well-traveled Cantonese friend of mine once told me that the best Cantonese food in the world is the in Bangkok. With Chinese-Thai being the biggest minority group in Thailand, this statement came as no big surprise. Besides Thai food, Bangkok offers many of the world delicacies that might be difficult to find in other big cities. In preparation of the upcoming Chinese New Year, we now introduce you to several of the best dim sum places in Bangkok!
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Hong Kong’s premier dim sum restaurant is now available in Bangkok. Back in the days, many Thai upperclass will fly all the way to Hong Kong just for a taste of their dim sum. With many branches all throughout Asia, Bangkok is now included in that list. What remains consistent throughout all branches, however, is the divine quality and variety of selections available to diners.
Shang Palace is everything you would expect from a five-star hotel. With over 30 selections of premium dim sum, this restaurant has been serving Bangkokians for more than twenty years. Recommended dish includes Egg Whites Shrimp Ball, Century Egg-Salted Egg Shrimp Ball, and Pumpkin Ham Sui God. The magnificent view of Chao Phraya river is also a plus!
Nothing beats the perfect pairing of refreshing chrysanthemum tea and high-quality dim sum for lunch. Chef Man is an famous Thai chef, often credited as one of the first who introduced Lava Buns to Thailand. There are now three branches for your convenience: Sathorn, Ratchadamri, and Thana City, with the original branch being Sathorn.
Fei Ya will definitely be a favorite for the big eaters with their all you can eat dim sum buffet. Located in the heart of Bangkok inside the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel, diners can choose from more than 40 items on their menu. Head over here for lunch on a weekday for a discount of 788++ per person. Otherwise lunch is 988++ per person on weekends.
Bai yen offers a new kind of dim sum experience with a more private atmosphere and romantic ambience. Enjoy your meal with a view overlooking Bangkok skyline from the 59th floor. Selections here are somewhat fusion, with items such as Shrimp Balls with Foie Gras and Truffle Shui Mai. Be sure to try their Scallop Shui Mai and Eoniki mushroom Wrapped Wagyu.
China House transports you back to 1970 with is vintage Chinese decors. In addition to the food, the red lanterns and wooden walls make the experience even more authentic. Although it is also an all-you-can-eat buffet, be assured that the food is of exquisite quality, as you would expect from a five-star hotel like Mandarin Oriental. Recommended dish includes Hot and Sour soup, Crispy Silver Fish tossed with Chili, Garlic, and Onion, and Roasted Duck.