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 to eat, we’re breaking down all the best places to eat dim sum in Birmingham.
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. If you’re thirsty, nab a cracking cocktail – the sake sour is a nice blend of vodka, plum and passionfruit.
A casual place for the best dim sum in Birmingham, 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.
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. We recommend trying the ox tripe with ginger and spring onion if you fancy something a little different.
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.
Daddy’s Dim Sum
Located on Stratford Road, Daddy’s Dim Sum has gorgeous yellow plush seating and modern décor, perfect for those after a more high-end eatery. It also happens to be one of the only places to serve halal dim sum in Birmingham. That means wolfing down succulent prawn ha gao dumplings served with soy sauce, alongside veggie bao buns and a side of edamame.
Specialising in slabs of fresh sashimi, sushi and dim sum, OKO is a Brindleyplace beaut. Great for an Instagrammable moment, this Japanese restaurant boasts stunning greenery, velvet-clad seating and modern lighting. Tuck into parcels of chicken and veggie dim sum delights, alongside a plethora of other small plates and creative concoctions.
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 killer all you can eat buffets if you prefer a plethora of Chinese plates.