Cute logo. Right? Even cuter interior. Plenty of natural light, a fun wall with bamboo motif wallpaper, a fuchsia pink glass window onto the kitchen (quite similar to Yauatcha’s), large glossy photos on the other wall. It’s an attractive joint.
I purposely kept my expectations low, expecting Ping Pong type dim sum (a large, successful chain in the UK).
My girlfriends and I ordered the lunch menu for €7.50, described as steamed beef dim sum with soup. And a side order of fried dim sum.
The soup came with 3 black beef dumplings. Alongside that were a further 4 dim sum in a steamer basket. Both types of dim sum shared the same beef filling. Which we all found to be rather peculiar. If they were serving it as a menu, why wouldn’t they put a different filling in one of them?
I’m assuming the dim sum were hand-made, they were rustic, knobbly and large. Too big to shove the whole thing in my mouth but when I bit into it, everything awkwardly tumbled out.
It must be getting tedious for you, reading all these “yeah, well it was fine but not great” (accompanied by a virtual shrug) reviews from me. Console yourself with the fact that it’s my wallet and stomach that are taking the hits. In the words of Kate Spicer (Master Chef judge and restaurant reviewer for The Daily Telegraph) “I could probably have two more bedrooms at home if I didn’t eat out so much.”
Once I have eaten my way through Berlin, I will have some truly stellar recommendations (and will weigh 100kg). For now, have a look at my Berlin Favourites page for some ideas of good eats.
In the meantime, my quest for outstanding dim sum in Berlin, continues…