Dim sum-body say dim sum? Yes, the city is brimming with Chinese restaurants slinging out plump soup dumplings stuffed with meat, veggies and other fab fillings. Whether you’re hoping to cuddle up over a few peeping hot baskets or want to grab a quick bite, we’re breaking down all the best places to eat dim sum in Birmingham.
A casual dim sum restaurant near you? Mrs Chew's Chinese Kitchen is an excellent shout. At an affordable price, you can tuck into steamed beetroot skin prawn bites and Szechuan chilli oil wontons with black vinegar. For a little something extra, order the crispy chicken wings with a pungent green jalapeno sauce. It's the perfect combo of spicy and savoury.
Boasting the most stunning cherry blossom trees in this grandiose venue, Tattu also happens to front the best dim sum in Birmingham city centre. From chicken truffle shumai to glazed beef gyozas and king crab dumplings, the venue is fab for fancy dinners and cute date nights aplenty. Thirsty? These guys whip up top-notch theatrical cocktails - the sake sour is a beaut blend of plum, vodka and passionfruit.
Showcasing steamed truffle mushroom and pan-fried vegetable dumplings, the options at Lulu Wild are fantastic. Can't decide which one to get? Grab the Searcher's Sharer or Teahouse Sharer; both include a tray of 8 dumplings (4 unique types) paired with a generous amount of black vinegar. To drink, sip on the ginger and wasabi mojito for something that really packs a punch.
For some of the best dim sum in Chinatown, Chung Ying’s menu is whipping up the tastiest Cantonese food. When the weather is warmer, you can sit outside in its stylish setting and chow down on steamed Shanghai pork dumplings and seafood delights. For a unique flavour profile, we recommend trying the ox tripe with ginger and spring onion.
Situated on Wrottesley Street, Wing Wah has over 35 dim sum options – we’re soy into that. You’ll get to enjoy pan-fried bean curd rolls and fish and coriander steamed dumplings all while knocking back a cocktail or two. Along with a large dining room, the venue also has a killer all you can eat buffet if you prefer a plethora of Chinese plates.