The Beauty of Dim Sum in Malaysia

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Dim Sum, a culinary gem originating from China, has found a special place in the hearts of Malaysians. This traditional Cantonese cuisine, with its bite-sized portions and diverse range of flavours, is a popular choice for breakfast and brunch.

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Historical Influence

The history of Dim Sum in Malaysia is deeply intertwined with the migration of Chinese communities to the country. Over the years, this cuisine has evolved, incorporating local flavours and ingredients, making it uniquely Malaysian.

Types of Dim Sum

Malaysia offers a wide variety of Dim Sum. ‘Har Gow’ (shrimp dumplings), ‘Siew Mai’ (steamed pork dumplings), and ‘Char Siu Bao’ (barbecue pork buns) are among the favourites. Each type, with its unique taste and texture, offers a different gastronomic experience.

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Popular Dim Sum Spots

From bustling street vendors to high-end restaurants, Dim Sum can be enjoyed in various settings across Malaysia. Some popular spots include the Dragon-i in Kuala Lumpur and the Ming Court in Ipoh.

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In conclusion, Dim Sum in Malaysia is more than just a meal; it’s a culinary journey that reflects the country’s rich cultural diversity. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a Dim Sum feast is a must-try experience in Malaysia.


  • “The Art of Dim Sum”, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia.
  • “The Evolution of Dim Sum in Malaysia”, Malaysian Food Journal.
  • “Exploring Malaysian Dim Sum”, The Star newspaper.
  • “Best Dim Sum Spots in Malaysia”, Malaysian Association of Hotels.

Article curated by Suwaytha Gopal