We can’t get enough of it: dim sum. While there are more than a thousand different types of steamed and fried snacks in China that make your mouth water, in the Netherlands the range is slightly less extensive. But there are definitely several pearls to be found. We have therefore collected our dim sum favorites in Amsterdam for your convenience.
Dim sum is mainly characteristic of Cantonese cuisine, but is also eaten in other Chinese regions. Sure, there are a lot of places in the capital where you can indulge in some less traditional dim sum, but we prefer to go for the real deal .
Sea Palace, Oosterdokskade 8
Fancy a flashy location with traditional Cantonese cuisine? Then head for the distinctive boat around the corner from Central Station, where Sea Palace has been on display for 35 years now. No quick-eat-and-away atmosphere, but round tables that invite you to take your time.
Planning to go on the weekend? Be sure to book a table, as it is a popular location.
Oriental City, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 177-179
A long-time favorite and figurehead along Oude Doelenstraat: Oriental City. Often with lines up to the outside on the weekend and not completely unknown in many tourist guides. This does not alter the fact that the dim sum is tasty, the service fast, and the choice is huge.
Tip: try to get a cozy spot at the window so you can also peek outside while eating your order.
Full Moon Garden
Full Moon Garden, Leidsestraat 95
We were delighted when our favorite Hague dim sum destination Full Moon opened a branch in Amsterdam a few years ago. We regularly visit the Cantonese Full Moon Garden on Leidsestraat these days. Read about our unforgettable first visit here .
Don’t forget to order liu sha bao as a sweet closing: steamed buns filled with custard of salted egg yolk.
Hi Tin, Zeedijk 122
Recently renovated, so that you can not only eat well, but also dine comfortably: Hoi Tin on the Zeedijk. In addition to the varied dim sum offer, a visit to the Cantonese bakery at the entrance is also highly recommended. From steamed cake to the legendary cha siu bao (a bun filled with pork): plenty of goodies to keep returning for.
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