|One of the best Sweet & Sour Pork in town|
Dimsum Break originated in Cebu and is one of the popular and affordable Chinese dining restaurants in the city. Their first branch here in Manila is structured like a fast food joint and is located in SM North Edsa Annex along with other well-known food chains.
|The Starting Line|
You'll have to fall in line like ordering in a cafeteria and your first stop will be the steamed dumplings side of the counter. T ordered their Quail's Egg Siomai and I went for their Pai Kuat which is their version of my all time steamed dumpling favorite, Tausi Spareribs.
|Quail's Egg Siomai - P65|
The Quail's Egg Siomai, is basically a steamed pork and shrimp dumpling that has a quail egg on top. The dumpling was good and really tasty. You can really taste the combination of the pork and shrimp while the quail egg also added a nice texture and flavor to it.
|Pai Kuat (Tausi Spareribs) - P65|
The Pai Kuat (Tausi Spareribs) was really good too. I've eaten a lot of Tausi Spareribs from different food places and I can say that Dimsum Break's Pai Kuat is among the best ones I've tried. The spareribs was soft and scrumptious with the right amount of meat to fat ratio.
Your next stop will be at their fried dumplings area where deep fried morsels of goodness are displayed. T picked the Shrimp Toast and I opted for their excellent Sweet and Sour Pork.
|Shrimp Toast - P65|
The Shrimp Toast is actually battered shrimp balls that is deep fried to golden brown perfection. The batter tastes like toasted breadcrumbs and was really crisp.
The meat inside was really tasty and you can definitely taste the shrimp inside. I believe I can eat a whole bunch of these as a snack any time of day.
The Sweet and Sour Pork was also a winner. The pork was perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The sweet and sour sauce also has a nice balance of flavor and perfectly mingled with the crispy pork. I really liked this dish and will definitely order this again on my next visit.
|Sweet and Sour Pork - P65|
Your next stop on the counter will be the rice area. T ordered the all too common Yang Chow Fried Rice ( Well you know how she is about trying new stuff) while I went for their well renowned Steamed Fried Rice.
|Yang Chow Fried Rice - P68|
I was able to get a taste of their Yang Chow Fried Rice and it is quite good too. T also loved that it has a lot of small shrimps mixed in.
Now, Dimsum Break says that the dish that made them famous was their Steamed Fried Rice. It is fried rice topped with chunks of pork cutlets in a thick and luscious brown sauce. It may not win any food styling awards but don't be fooled by its appearance because this Steamed Fried Rice is incredibly DELICIOUS! The chunky sauce was full of flavor and it perfectly mixed with the fried rice underneath.
|Steamed Fried Rice - P68|
You can actually eat this dish by itself and be completely full and happy. No wonder that Dimsum Break is saying that this actual rice viand made them famous.
Overall, everything we ordered was really good and T and I both enjoyed it. Not to mention affordable since all dimsums are priced at 65 pesos and the fried rice at 68 pesos. So if you are craving for dimsum or wanna try out their famous Steamed Fried Rice, visit the first Dimsum Break branch outside Cebu at SM City North Edsa (The Annex).
Additionally, they also provide condiments to compliment their dimsum selection. Chili, Soy Sauce-Calamansi and Ginger Sauce.
You may also check out their menu below. Click the picture to enlarge.
|Dimsum Break Flyer|
3rd Floor, The Annex,
SM City North Edsa