With so much food around us, conventional dimsum has got to step up to the game if they are competing to be outstanding but whether it’s dimsum dare devil or classically play-it-safe, Dim Sum & Co. at Solaris Dutamas (outside Publika) has it all. Pair your steamed or fried parcel assortments of delicious bites with beer. That’s right, beer with dim sums- that’s the house specialty, prepared by a line-up of diligent kitchen crew and served upon order. Housing two names under a roof, Dimsum and Co would serve your hot steaming baskets and crispy fried or baked indulgences; whereas the Beer Factory Express serves few selection of booze to pair with these Dimsum.
By comparison, the décor and menu are fairly contemporarily vintage looking and a sufficient spread that is at the same time not intimidating, making dining very relaxing compared to conventional dim sum restaurant that runs in the manner of a mass-market outlet. Of course, traditionalist would still love their dim sum to go with hot brewed tea in pots. But if you like that sweet finishing, I strongly recommend their slightly pricy Milk Tea (RM 9.90).
Current factory sale: 3 pints Tiger for RM 50 and 3 pints Guinness for RM 60
Milk Tea( RM 9.90)
Oriental Tea – Cha Wong RM 6.80 (price per pax)
Moving on to the hot steaming baskets, they’ll take some time to arrived but hey , that’s all part of the package of leisure – you get booze and freshly made to order dim sums served steaming hot all day long. Starting with conventional dumplings that’s a must have otherwise do not represent dim sum meal- Siew Mai (RM 7.90). Then there is this innovative creation that replaces the steamed pork rib, instead the bony chicken wing parts were the clever substitution.
3 pcs Minced chicken & shrimp dumpling topped with masago
Oriental Chicken Wings (RM 6.90)
Homemade Fish Ball (RM 6.90) – 2 pcs
Szechuan Dumpling (RM 8.90)- 3 pcs szechuan style chicken dumpling served with chili oil
Shrimp Roll (RM 9.90)- Steamed rice flour roll with fresh shrimp in savoury sauce
Every dim sum place ought to have a certain basket that captures the attention of netizens, I supposed right here would be that adorable looking Molten Charcoal Bun (RM 8.90). This serves 2 pieces of molten salted egg custard encased in a charcoal bun and the cute way to eat it is to poke a tiny hole and squeeze the custard through.
If gimmicks doesn’t sell to you then you are like me, and the thing I am most impressed is some of the texture of these pork free dim sum. Diced Onion Bun (RM 7.90) didn’t wow me with the pan seared outer layer instead, I was impressed by the texture so close to actual pork, pretty much reflecting on meticulous preparation when chicken ligamens were cleverly picked to mimic the bouncy chew from actual pork. Same goes to the Tasty Chicken Ball (Rm8.90) that is servedwith mayo dip. How cool is that?
Everything is made to pair very well with beer but the brine and more robust flavouring is even better on their deep fried and baked dim sum. Hands down to that Cheese Chicken & Onion Puff (RM 8.90) and I can assure you that this 2 pieces serving of baked flaky charcoal pastry field with chicken onion and cheese is not sufficient.
Dim Sum & Co. is located at:
A2-G2-1@ Publika Shopping Gallery
Solaris Dutamas, 1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-6211 9808