Friday, November 2, 2012

Break Time at Dimsum Break

Last October 29th marked the first month of The Drunken Pig food blog and T and I decided to celebrate it by visiting the recently opened Dimsum Break branch here in Manila.  I have been meaning to try this place out ever since one of my food blogging idols, The Pickiest Eater in the World, wrote about it over a month ago.

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.

Dipping Sauces

You may also check out their menu below. Click the picture to enlarge.

Dimsum Break Flyer


Dimsum Break
3rd Floor, The Annex,
SM City North Edsa
Quezon City


24 comments:

  1. I've been hearing a lot of positive feedbacks about this place and the food is pretty cheap. I hope they open a branch in Manila area soon.

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    1. Hi Stacy, yes the food is really affordable and delicious :) Thanks for dropping by

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  2. You should have tried the Bacon Shaomai. :) I was surprised that you didn't try it. IT'S. THE. BOMB. :) Tried the sister resto, Harbour City, when I was in Cebu. I love it! :) Glad it has a branch in Manila through Dimsum Break. More Manila branches, please!


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    1. I was completely dialed in to the sweet and sour pork and forgot to order the bacon shaomai :D but ill definitely try the on my next visit :)

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  3. Been meaning to try this for quite a while now since most of foodies I know recommend it. Will prolly visit one of these days. That Shrimp Toast looks promising :)

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    1. Hi Yedy, yes they're really good. The steamed fried rice and the sweet & sour pork is a match made in heaven :)

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  4. can't wait to try this out..wanna try that shrimp toast and sweet and sour pork :) their prices are affordable too :)

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    1. Hi Berylle, the shrimp toast and sweet and sour pork are both winners, try 'em out :)

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  5. oh, mouthwatering chinese foods
    dying to try ALL those foods hahaha

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    1. Hi Max, yes they're all awesome specially the steamed fried rice :)

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  6. Everything looks yum I can't decide which to take first :-) Hmm... probably the tausi spareribs!

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    1. Hi Iska, thanks for dropping by :) Yup the Tausi Spareribs was good. You might wanna try the sweet & sour pork too :)

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  7. Well ya, happy 1st monthsary! Ang bongga naman ng celebration mo, hehe. Xoxal!

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    1. Hahaha Thanks man! More power to us all :D

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  8. Great stuff buddy! One of my all time fave restos :)

    I could care less about all those other fancy shmansy Chinese places.

    Gimme my P65 Sweet and Sour pork and Steamed Fried Rice any day!!!

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    1. Hi Richie, thanks for dropping by! Yup I'm totally with you on that, gimme the Sweet and Sour pork and Steamed Fried Rice any day!

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    1. Hi Lilly Sue, yup they were really great and affordable too :)

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  10. Dimsum Break my forever favorite! :D

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    1. Hi chrrrmaine, its fast becoming my favorite too :)

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  11. I would love to try that shrimp toast; it looks appetizing!

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    1. Hi Tetcha, yup the shrimp toast was really good! I could have eaten a bucket full of it in one sitting :)

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  12. We love steamed rice here in Cebu... its affordable and very tasty... don't forget to ask for the chili sauce!!!

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