Eat Hong Kong Dim Sum at Ding Dim

by Apr 4, 2019

You know I have to try their dim sum.

But we just ate dim sum?

鼎點 Ding Dim 鼎點 1968 tl;dr

DIm sum is prevalent throughout Hong Kong. Sometimes I imagine that I’m a man on a mission to save myself from a poison, whose only cure is enough dim sum. While ridiculous, there’s surely enough dim sum available to keep it from becoming a tired dish on my palate.

There’s simply too many variations, preparations, and presentations; it’s literally a style of cuisine that constantly reinvents itself. Hopefully “tasty” and “delicious” never go out of style.

Where Is It

There’s this lively part of Hong Kong called Lin Kwai Fong. As I’m told, it’s is a pretty fun place to be at night if you like that chaotic nightlife. With such things, there’s of course the demand for solid food in the morning, like dim sum.

Down Wyndham Street there is this open air shop house that houses some of the most wonderful things you’ll smell and taste after a long night of drinking; Ding Dim 1968.

Stig Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Fried Dumpling Ding Dim Hong Kong China

What to Eat

Again, eat it all. I’m getting the feeling that the reason for a lot of similar dim sum menus is that because these dishes are more amazing than I had previously thought. Sure, people could have gone so far as to completely changing it, but it seems to have resisted the need to alter the recipe too drastically.

Between the major dim sum houses, the menus have been rather consistent with a few small exceptions to that rule here and there. There has got be something said about that kind of longevity. Namely it’s good and people like it.

Heck, I like it. Ok, sure, I’m still trying to build up my sense of dim sum standards so that’s why I try to eat so much of it. But after saying those previous words just now, I can see how difficult it would be due to their similarities. And that’s why I don’t fight order a lot of the same things I order at other dim sum makers.

  • BBQ Pork Buns
  • Crab Roe Siu Mai
  • Beef Balls
  • Pork Ribs
  • Shrimp Dumpling
  • Turnip Cake
  • Sticky Rice
  • Har Gow

Assorted Dim Sum Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Shrimp Dumpling Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Pork Dumpling Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Steamed Pork Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Fried Shrimp Dumpling Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Turnip Cake Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Steamed Meat Ball Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Steamed Meat Ball Ding Dim Hong Kong China 02

Rice and Bun Ding Dim Hong Kong China

Dim Sum For Life

When I find a mind blowing dim sum, you’ll be the first to know about it. While Ding Dim is good, and perhaps more so under certain conditions, it is not the best. I know that it can be better, or cheaper or some combination thereof.

Rice Ding Dim Hong Kong China

You're going to eat, you might as well eat something tasty.
 
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