Jin Ding Xuan 金鼎轩
Voted “Best Cantonese” and “Outstanding Late-Night Dining” in the Beijinger’s 2012 Reader Restaurant Awards, this 24/7 Cantonese restaurant offers quick service and a wide variety of dishes. The Yonghegong branch is housed in a dramatic four-floor structure mimicking a Chinese temple. From piping
hot barbecued pork buns to succulent egg tarts, you’d be hard-pressed to find a dim sum dish that this chain doesn’t have.
Daily 24 hours. 77 Hepingli Xijie, Dongcheng District (6429 688)
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰丰
This upscale Taiwanese dim sum chain has a global reputation. Kids will love the steamed mini pork soup xiaolongbao (RMB 65 for a basket of 20) or steamed shrimp and pork dumplings (RMB 45 for 10). Watch out for the piping hot soup inside! The Shin Kong location allows diners to watch the chefs at work through a glass pane.
Mon-Fri 11.30am-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 11am-10pm. 6/F, Rm D6001, Shin Kong Place, 87 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6533 1536) 朝阳区建国路87号新光天地6楼 D6001
Hengshan Hui 衡山汇
“Good food doesn’t always have to be complicated or expensive,” says Hengshan Café Group Chairman Michael Leung. His philosophy is at work in every aspect of Hengshan Hui, from the minimalist decor to the humble yet delicious dim sum delicacies. Good bets include the barbecue combination platter (烧味拼盘), steamed chicken feet with spices (紫金蒸凤爪), and shrimp dumplings (虾饺). Prices typically range from RMB 15-20 per serving.
Daily 10.30am-11.30pm, 1/F, Kerry EAS Logistics Building (entrance located in back of building), 21 Xiaoyun Lu, Chaoyang District (6466 1211) 朝阳区霄云路21号嘉里大通附楼1楼
East Ocean Seafood Restaurant 东海海鲜酒家
Frequented by Hong Kong natives looking for a taste of home, this upscale eatery houses some of the best a la carte dim sum in town. Take a seat in the opulent dining hall and feast on freshly-made authentic shrimp or crab meat dumplings.
Daily 11am-3pm, 5.30-10.30pm. 39 Maizidian Jie, Chaoyang District (6508 3482) 朝阳区麦子店街39号
The Horizon 海天阁
Located inside the luxurious Kerry Hotel Beijing, The Horizon offers delectable dim sum dishes at fairly affordable prices. All-you-can-eat dim sum is available on weekends from 11am to 2.30 pm for RMB 88 per person. As a bonus, there’s also a play area for kids.
Daily 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm. 1/F, Kerry Hotel Beijing, 1 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District(6561 8833 ext 41) 朝阳区光华路1号北京嘉里大饭店1层