Dim Joy Restaurant: All Day Dim Sum

Singapore food blog

// Dim Joy is no longer in operation

Dim Joy is one of the few places in Singapore that serves all day dim sum. Be it dim sum for lunch, or dim sum for dinner – Dim Joy offers the option till late night! Since most restaurants only serve dim sum during lunch time, I love the idea of being able to have dim sum whenever I want it. Convinced? Take down the address: Dim Joy 80 Neil Road.

The Char siew sous ($3.5 for 3) are baked to a handsome shade of golden brown. It is all about the balance: the crisp snappy pastry and the sweet luscious char siew fillings. This is what I call, the perfect dim sum.

best har gau

My dining companions enjoyed the King Shrimp Har Gau ($4 for 4) thoroughly and we also had the Barbecued pork & celery in rice rolls ($5). Finely slice celery and thin bits of char siew in rice rolls that were unfortunately, slightly too thick.

best siew mai

Like all Siew Mai ($3.50 for 4), Dim Joy’s rendition was unassuming: an adequate portion of lean meat with chewy shrimp. But unlike the usual steamed pork dumpling, the one here was subtle in taste, to the border of being slightly bland.

I’m not sure if you are aware, but there’s a ritual to follow when it comes to eating Custard buns ($3 for 3). First use a pair of chopsticks, poke a hole at the top of the bun. Watch the golden custard flow out from the peak, like how lava erupts from the volcano. The way the searing custard touches the tip of the tongue – sensational.

Having the custard bun, is almost like a religious experience.

I remember the char siew bao at Dim Joy during my previous visit because of it’s name, Honey Syrup Char Siew Bao ($3 for 3). With such a sweet name, I’d expect nothing less than honey syrup.

The char siew bao seemed to be the same as before. The white fluffy bao was excellent, but the filling was lacking; with just tiny char siew bits and the honey syrup wasn’t as sweet as expected.

Egg Tart

Crisp buttery flakes, with eggy custard fillings straight from the oven. I always know there’s two types of egg tarts; the hard crusty ones that always come in an elongated shape, and there’s the thin flaky egg tarts that will crumble all over your shirt.

I know I have a tendency to make an normal egg tart sound like one that has bird nest and gold foil, but trust me, I’m not exaggerating on the Lingnan Egg Tart ($3.50 for 4).

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Compared to the other dim sum restaurants, the ones here are slightly lighter in flavor. Well if you are craving for dim sum during dinner, Dim Joy is definitely the place to go.

Restaurant Review
Dim Joy Restaurant
80 Neil Road
Tel: +65 6220 6986
Open till 10pm (Closed on Tue)

30 COMMENTS

heya, just dropping by your blog. I miss DIM SUM so much!! Your pictures are making me hungryy. btw, great food blog you have there ;) Gong hei fatt choy to you!

Custard buns! I haven’t had them for such a long time… Your shot of the buns definitely is making me crave for them more now. My friend was telling me about this place the other time, looks good.

dawn: Ready? lets go! haha do you have good dim sum over your side?

Sook: Me too. When’s the last time you had dim sum?

Jiaying: your comments are hilarious! always so unpredicted and random

mei: Hello there, good to see a new face around. When’s the last time you had dim sum? Happy CNY!

Ju: Sometimes when you have too much, light flavor is good. hee

j2kfm: Oh yeah, dim sum for dinner is awesome stuff.

letseatonline: You are welcome, thanks for dropping by

dweam: Cannot die before you have another custard bun!

mike: yeah do try, it’s near to Maxwell food market

Jo: How can? quick, go and have them, now! then you can drop by Once upon a milkshake after that, it’s just nearby : )

Visited them last week, must say I was very disappointed. Firstly, the Glutinous rice was not cooked thru and we actually ate pieces of meat and vegetables that were cold. Secondly, the radish cake was bit tasteless as the raddish was too thick and there was insufficient ingredients to add taste to the plain raddish. Thirdly, the ha kau skin was thick and broken when it was served. And another disappointment – the char siew was not as fragrant as I expected. The spare ribs were mainly fats and garlic overpowered any sweetness from the pork. Spare ribs were not juicy nor fragrant.

On the other hand, the char siew sou and egg tart pastry were very well done. Fragrant and crispy, not overly buttery.

Overall, quite limited selection and not really worth the money and time to travel (for those not driving).

jia: Oh dear, i am so sorry about the poor experience you had at Dim Joy. I definitely won’t say that they have very good dim sum. Hits and misses, but the best part about them is they serve all day dim sum.

Most dim sum restaurants only do it during lunch and not dinner, so dim joy is one of the dim sum places that u can get to eat yr har gau and siew mai at night. You shld check out yanting soon : )

Best egg tart ever. I am NOT kidding, egg tart is my all time favourite, and the one in dim joy is th BEST!

hi there..may i know other than dim joy..where else in singapore serves dim sum for dinner??thanks

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