Dimsumbros - Authentic Chinese Cuisine At Its Best

I have always been experimental with the Chinese cuisine. Whenever I visit a local fine-dining property that claims to serve authentic Chinese food, the first thing I do is to look at their menu selection, since most of what is being offered in the name of Chinese food these days isn't quite Chinese after all!


Luckily I stumbled upon a Chinese fine-dining and lounge called Dimsumbros - in the heart of Gurgaon - that comes close to offering authentic Chinese cuisine; the kind of food I relished in mainland China a few years ago*.

* [FYI, I studied in Shenzhen for a while. It was here only that I developed a thing for authentic Chinese cuisine.]

The Dimsumbros franchise is owned by Karan Tomar and managed by three partners - Ajay Saini, Ashish Singh Kapoor, and Joydeep Singh. Located at the third level of the upscale Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, Dimsumbros can easily accommodate up to 84 people at any given point in time. The cover area of 250 square yard is sufficient to draw you in.


The entire staff of 33 people is Indian, apart from one: head chef, Chee Soon Hoong, who hails from Ipoh, one of the largest cities in Malaysia. Chee Soon has been associated with the brand since its opening way back in 2010. He is also the man behind the growing popularity and success of Dimsumbros.


Seating and Decor at Dimsumbros
Seating and Decor at Dimsumbros
Seating and Decor at Dimsumbros
Seating and Decor at Dimsumbros
Bar at Dimsumbros
Seating and Decor at Dimsumbros
Seating and Decor at Dimsumbros

At the start of this year, Dimsumbros introduced a four course meal option for patrons that include the choicest options of unlimited dimsums, soup of the day, main course, and desserts - at a price that won't burn a hole in your pocket.

Chef at Dimsumbros
Inside the Kitchen at Dimsumbros

A four course meal at Dimsumbros just costs INR 550 (vegetarian)/INR 650 (chicken)/INR 875 (seafood) on a weekday and INR 675 (vegetarian)/INR 775 (chicken)/INR 1025 (seafood) on a weekend. If that isn't cool, then what is?


The New Menu at Dimsumbros

Chee Soon also introduced a new menu that includes signature dishes like prawn and bacon in tangy garlic sauce.

Awards for Dimsumbros

That's not all!

If you visit them on a Wednesday, you can eat and drink all you can at INR 899++ (applicable for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian). Get ready to savor a wide range of seafood and chicken/pork/vegetarian dimsums in unlimited quantity, alongside free-flowing beer, whisky, vodka, rum, and other exotic range of cocktails and mocktails. This is yet another first from Dimsumbros!

Yays and Nays

Here is a comprehensive list of food and beverages you must try at Dimsumbros.

Beverages - Unspiked (Mocktails)

All mocktails here are priced at INR 165 and INR 425 for glass and pitcher, respectively.

Pink Guava Twist
[My rating: 3 out of 5]

A signature mocktail at Dimsumbros. As the name implies, the twist in the plot comes from the Tabasco sauce which is mixed with canned guava juice.

Pink Guava Twist

Salty Dog
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

The Salty Dog gets its name from the rim which is salted; the base comprises grape juice, lemon-lime soda like Sprite, and lemon juice.

Salty Dog

Berry Basil Raspberry
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

Fresh basil, berries, and raspberries make for one healthy yet delicious mocktail. Simply perfect for a hot summery day!

Berry Basil Raspberry

Soups

Sichuan Hot and Sour Soup
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

Regional dish of Sichuan. Available in three variants (vegetarian/chicken/seafood), this delicious hot and sour soup is perfect when the temperature drops.

Sichuan Hot and Sour Soup

Appetizers

Chicken Sambal Rolls
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

Delectable fried chicken rolls made from imported flour and prawn paste. Add a coating of black seaweed and you have a clear winner at hand! Best served with sweet chili or black bean and garlic dip.

Chicken Sambal Rolls

Chimichanga Rolls (Vegetarian)
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

The words 'chimi' and 'changa' come from two Mexican-Spanish terms that mean 'burned' and 'unexpected', respectively. With a standard burrito-style wrapping method, these deep fried vegetarian rolls are stuffed with cheese and veggies, making for an excellent appetizer.

Chimichanga Rolls (Vegetarian)

Bunny Dimsums
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

Popularly known as the Playboy dimsums, these sumptuous dumplings contain a rich filling of succulent prawns that will make your heart go pitter-patter.

Bunny Dimsums
Playboy Dimsums

Crystal Chicken Dumplings
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

These steamed dumplings contain chicken chunks and water chestnuts on the inside and translucent skin on the outside, to derive the name crystal.

Crystal Chicken Dumplings

Pork Sui Mai
[My rating: 3 out of 5]

Covered in green wonton wrappers, these traditional Chinese pork dumplings are best served as dimsums. Contains ground pork, sugar, white pepper, cornstarch, shoaxing wine, light soy sauce, water, and sesame oil.

Pork Sui Mai and Pork Cha Sui Pao 

Pork Cha Sui Pao
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

Cha Sui Pao is a steamed bun with barbecue-flavored cha siu pork and red lotus root filling. The latter is added for making the buns taste sweet. Served as a type of dim sum during yum cha (Chinese style brunch tea), these buns can also be found in several Chinese bakeries.

Prawn and Bamboo Shoot Dumplings
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

Served as the perfect starters, these deep-fried dumplings are made from finely chopped tiger prawns, shredded bamboo shoots, ground white pepper, sugar, rice wine, sesame oil, and cornstarch.

Prawn and Bamboo Shoot Dumplings

Vegetarian and Enoki Mushroom Sui Mai
[My rating: 3 out of 5]

Made of fresh, finely chopped Enokitake mushrooms and other veggies, these dimsums are popular with the vegetarians for offering a wide array of flavors and textures.

Crystal Vegetarian Dumplings
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

Made with wheat starch dough combined with tapioca starch, these dumplings comprise a vegetarian filling of dried shitakes, shallot, garlic, jicama, carrot, dried wood ear mushrooms, and scallions.

Crystal Vegetarian Dumplings (Green) and Original Vegetarian Dumplings (White)

Original Vegetarian Dumplings
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

Fragrant and delicious, these original vegetarian dumplings contain a balanced mix of mushrooms, spinach, and tofu.

Apart from the above-named dimsums, you can also try the following options: 
  • Vegetarian: Chinese pickled veg with homemade vinegar (steamed) 
  • Non-vegetarian: Prawn Har Gow (with coriander), Prawn and Chives Dumplings, and Laksa Crab Dumplings (steamed).
Seafood Dimsums


Chicken Saki Wine
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

Succulent pieces of chicken with bok choy leaves and chilies, which are stir fried in cooking wine.

Chicken Saki Wine

Vegetarian Chinese Pizza
[My rating: 3 out of 5]

'Chinese Pizza' is a misnomer; these patties have a lovely blend of cheese with assorted vegetables.

Vegetarian Chinese Pizza

Mains

Non-vegetarian

Chicken in Chef
[My rating: 3 out of 5]

Tender pieces of chicken cooked with black beans, chili hot beans, chilies, tobanjan sauce, special hot bean sauce, and veggies. Served best with steamed rice.

Chicken in Chef

Vegetarian

Hot Pot with Chili and Noodles
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

Nothing tastes better than a nice and satisfying hot pot meal. This dish, in particular, has a distinct basil leaves flavor, somewhat like anise.

Hot Pot with Chili and Noodles
Desserts

Death by Chocolate
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

Probably the best dessert I have eaten in a long time, Death by Chocolate is essentially a tall chocolate truffle cake served with coffee ice cream.

Death by Chocolate

German Apple Crumble
[My rating: 4 out of 5]

The best part about the German Apple Crumble is how versatile it is – you can either have it as a teatime snack or as a delicacy with drizzle of cream.

German Apple Crumble

Sesame Chocolate
[My rating: 5 out of 5]

Perfectly balanced blend of molten chocolate filling with delicate pieces of roasted sesame seeds; this is a classic dessert to die for!

Sesame Chocolate

If you still have room for more, you can also go for the following dessert options:
  • Tiramisu with Mascarpone and Kahlua
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Blueberry Cheese Cake
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse
Choice of ice creams includes vanilla, chocolate, and coffee from Baskin Robbins.

I have to admit: Dimsumbros offer authentic Chinese cuisine at its best. Go, get serenaded!

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