Dim Joy

Address: 80 Neil Road, Singapore, 088842, Singapore
Telephone: +65 6220 6986

- Mid-range

4.4

Dim sum to die for!

This unassuming little canteen come café is a great place for a casual dim sum lunch. The food is fresh and it’s one of my mother’s favourite dim sum restaurants – this is not to be sneezed at, she is a wise Chinese woman who loves her food.

Food and drink
4.7
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Food and drink
4.7
90%
Value for money
4.7
90%
Ambience
4.2
90%
Location
4.2
90%

Food and drink

The dumplings are divine, especially the steamed seiw mai and the king shrimp har gao. The honey syrup pork buns, or char siew bao, were light and fluffy. The pork and chive wor tip looks wonderful like a fried hat on top of your dumplings. But my favourite dish was the pan-fried carrot (radish) cake and the century egg congee, which is served in a large clay pot and can easily feed six people.

Ambience

Housed in a traditional shop house, Dim Joy is a casual diner crammed with office workers at lunchtime. But in the evenings, there’s an intimate courtyard out the front with wooden garden furniture.

Service

Every time I’ve been I cannot fault the service. Even when the restaurant is rammed with people, the food was always piping hot and served within a reasonable time frame. They also continued to fill up our pot of tea, even after we had paid the bill.

Location

Hidden behind a traditional, walled shop house on busy Neil Road in Chinatown, you could easily miss Dim Joy if you are driving past.

Price advice

Reasonably priced dim sum. The congee was $9 a pot, but it was a substantial size and the dumplings are less than $5 a plate. Lunch for three people was approximately $30.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Foodies
  • Escaping the crowds
  • No fuss

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