Dim sum means "touch the heart" which translates to Heart’s Delight. It is of Cantonese origin and originally it was served along with tea at the many roadside tea houses on highways. Unlike the Momo, Dimsums can have a covering of rice, wheat or potatoes, any starch-based flour. However, over the years it has entered fine dining kitchens and it is served in a variety of styles said to number almost 2000. Even Spring Roll is a type of Dimsum. Steamed Dimsums are normally served in bamboo steam baskets.
Here in Ahmedabad, we present to you starred hotel restaurants who serve this delicious snack.
List of star hotel restaurants serving Dimsums in Ahmedabad
Located on Ashram Road, this top floor restaurant serves the best Chinese food in the city. It has a Chinese chef so you are assured of authentic Chinese dishes here. The menu has a page full of Dimsums on offer. Try the Zucchini, Glass Noodles and Onions Dimsums or the Steamed Crystal Prawns Dumpling. This place is open for lunch and dinner.
Price for 2: Rs 2400
This restaurant is part of Hotel Fortune Landmark. It is located on Ashram Road and is a 24-hour restaurant of the hotel on the ground floor close to the lobby. It serves a lot of different cuisines here. Try their Steamed Dimsums here. You can also get Spring Rolls.
Price for 2: Rs 1500
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This restaurant is close to Vastrapur Lake. It is located on the first floor of Hyatt and is open for lunch and dinner. This place has a beautiful ambience with five huge Teppanyaki grills around which customers can sit so that you can see the food getting cooked before your eyes. Try the Chicken, Mutton and Prawn Dimsums here. They are all beautifully crafted.
Price for 2: Rs 1500
Hibachi, Regenta Antarim
Located off C G Road this restaurant is open only in the evenings. It is on the ground floor but one needs to enter the restaurant from the lobby as it is part of Hotel Regenta Antarim. Here you will get 2 different varieties of vegetarian and non-vegetarian Dimsums. Try the Baby Pokchoy, Spinach and Cashew nut Dimsum or the Prawns and Water Chestnut Dimsum served with Chilli Basil.
Price for 2: Rs 1800
Asia Kitchen, Holiday Inn Express
Located on Ashram Road, Asia Kitchen is on the ground floor with an entrance from outside so one does not have to enter the hotel to gain entry here. It is open from 10.30 am to 11 pm. Here you will get lots of variety of Chinese and other Asian cuisines as the name suggests. Try their Spring Rolls.
Price for 2: Rs 1100
A published author working on her second book, Sonal worked for many years as a journalist in The Indian Express, The Asian Age and DNA Newspaper where she regularly reviewed restaurants and wrote about food. She worked in Nairobi as a general manager of a group of restaurants in another era. She loves experimenting with food but is also known for her Biryanis and Kababs and even her baking skills. She likes travelling to little known places and if she finds quaint eateries it just makes the trip more fun. Currently based in Ahmedabad, she is happy with the growing awareness of gourmet food in the city.
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