Where to go for a satisfying dim sum lunch this weekend

Can't decide what to have for lunch this weekend? Try the following Cantonese restaurants.

By Amy Van | 29 June, 2018 | Food, Restaurants
2018-06-29 19:31:57 2018-06-29 19:35:10
Xin Cuisine
Xin Cuisine’s adorable dim sum creations

Xin Cuisine

The dim sum lunch buffet at Xin Cuisine, Holiday Inn Atrium, is especially popular on weekends. The All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum selection features a variety of unique steamed and fried items such as steamed crab meat and dried scallop xiao long bao, Xin‘s Special Sweet, Sour and Spicy Dumpling, crystal dumpling with fresh mushrooms and macadamia nuts, pan-fried chicken and cheese pancake, deep-fried duck roll with salted egg yolk, and many more.

There are also the more substantial dim sum specialties (three items per table) to choose from, including charcoal grilled pork collar, deep-fried boneless chicken with champagne sauce or roasted duck platter and others. On top of that, each person can select one soup (Sichuan hot and sour seafood soup, or nourishing superior chicken with bamboo pith and mushrooms soup) plus one dessert to round off the meal. This satisfying buffet is affordably priced at $39.90 (Monday to Friday) and $49.90  (Saturday and Sunday).

Available 12pm – 2:30pm (Monday – Friday), 10:30am – 12:30pm (Saturday and Sunday), 12:30pm – 2:30pm (Saturday only, second seating)

Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium, 317 Outram Road, S(169075)
Tel: 6731 7173
Website: Xin Cuisine

Hua Ting
Hua Ting’s amazing spread of dim sum

Hua Ting

The newly renovated Hua Ting at Orchard Hotel is a great place for a family meal on the weekend or a grand celebration. Masterchef Chung Lap Fai, who has 30 years of experience in Chinese kitchens, and over a decade at Hua Ting, continues to serve consistently well-executed fare including dim sum creations.

A winner in the menu is the wok-fried turnip cake with homemade XO ($12). The wok-hei infused morsels are tossed with piquant XO sauce, beansprouts and egg, and presented in a hot stone bowl. For something a little different try the crispy rice paper roll, filled with black pepper wagyu beef ($7.80) or the chilled crystal dumpling with diced century egg, mango, preserved ginger and a touch of wasabi ($6).  And don’t forget popular items like Hua Ting’s signature baked mango chicken tartlet ($6.60) and the steamed custard bun oozing with salted egg yolk ($6). Hua Ting also has a specially curated selection of teas to pair with your meals.

Orchard Hotel Singapore S(238879)
Tel: 6739 6666
Website: Hua Ting

Man Fu Yuan
Siew mai with abalone from Man Fu Yuan

Man Fu Yuan

The elegant Man Fu Yuan at Intercontinental Singapore has recently unveiled 10 new signatures curated by Executive Chef Eric Neo. Along with these are new dim sum items including steamed siew mai or minced pork dumplings topped with baby abalone ($8), fluffy mushroom bun (shaped like a mushroom) filled with cabbage and shrimps ($6)  as well as rice roll filled with shredded chicken and topped with egg. The silky smooth cheong fun is served with a piquant Chinese-style chilli sauce ($10). Guests may also elevate the experience with a selection premium tea blends.

On weekends (from 11.30am to 1.15pm, and 1.30pm to 3.15pm), you can indulge in an unlimited selection of over 40 dishes, from signature dishes, dim sum delicacies, appetisers to desserts as part of the Weekend A La Carte Dim Sum Buffet. This is priced at $68 per adult (minimum two to dine).

Intercontinental Singapore, 80 Middle Road, S(188966)
Tel: 6825 1008
Website: Man Fu Yuan


Her 18 years in the media have equipped Amy with an extensive network and excellent knowledge of the food, travel and lifestyle industries. She is also the co-author of Chinese Heritage Cooking. All this belies the fact that she’s a self-confessed loony with a wicked sense of humour, and that she can be bribed with copious offerings of char kway teow, cake, champagne and cava (or anything bubbly, really).