Dimsum Break: Dynamic Dim Sum Experience Now in SM North Edsa

Dimsum is the most common if not famous comfort food. Dim sum refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum is also well-known for the unique way it is served in some restaurants, wherein fully cooked and ready-to-serve dim sum dishes are carted around the restaurant for customers to choose their orders while seated at their tables.

Dimsum Break first opened its doors in SM North Edsa Annex around October and I was lucky to be part of the Media Launch held last November 15, 2012. When I stayed in Cebu for almost 2yrs, Dimsum Break is one of my favorite restaurants there. It’s really famous in Cebu for its combination of great food and simple, fast and interactive service.

At the newly opened store in SM North Edsa, the new interactive service is found. This setup allows customers to get their dim sum in a dash. All they have to do is line up at the counter, personally get their dim sum favorites, pay at the cashier, and be on their way to enjoy the food be it in store or out.

It is perfectly positioned to answer the needs and demands of fast-paced lifestyles while paying homeage to the tradition of authentic dim sum dining.

The newest store setup of Dimsum Break exudes a warm, light and cozy atmosphere to maintain customer involvement through its signature interactive setup at the counter. Modernized equipment and display areas ensure that the freshly cooked food is within easy reach of the customer without sacrificing food quality and safety.

“This is our first fast food chain in Luzon, but including Visayas region, it is already our 16th branch. We are optimistic that this number will continue to increase. Our confidence is based on the significant investment and development we have put in the past five years to support our growing branch network,” shares Steven Kokseng — Marketing Manager.

Dimsum Break, the fastest growing brand of Harbour City Dimsum House Co., Inc (HCDHCI) based in Cebu, has a total of 16 branches (11) Dimsum Break branches, (3) Harbour City brannches and (1) Ding Qua Qua branch, all strategically located all over Metropolitan Cebu.

Here’s what was served to us

Transcending the traditional boundaries of Chinese-themed restaurants, Dimsum Break offers a modern take on the quintessential tea house, attuned with today’s urbanized and fast-paced lifestyles. Ingenuity and innovation gave way to another novel means of serving dim sum, the interactive style.

L-R: Christopher Kokseng – Business Development Manager | Raymond Kokseng – President | Glenndon Uytengsu – Head Chef | Steven Kokseng – Marketing Manager

We were also introduced to Dimsum Break’s affordable and wide dim sum selection. Compared to the existing and more popular Chinese restaurants chains in Manila, Dimsum Break has the widest selection of dim sum. On the counter is a display of over 20 steamed and fried dim sum dishes ready for customer’s picking.

And your Dimsum Break experience wouldn’t be complete without their famous Steamed Fried Rice.  It is fried rice topped with chunks of pork cutlets in a thick and luscious brown sauce.  It may not win any food styling awards but don’t be fooled by its appearance because this Steamed Fried Rice is incredibly DELICIOUS!  The chunky sauce was full of flavor and it perfectly mixed with the fried rice underneath.

The brand Dimsum Break has become synonymous with authentic, quality dim sum cuisine, served from the heart at pocket-friendly rates. A complete package meal would cost a customer only Php133 — an order of dim sum at Php65 plus the cost of the rice pot at Php68.

HCDDHCI is highly optimistic about the future as it expands its fast food business outside Cebu. And I must say, Dimsum Break is definitely ready to conquer Manila. 🙂


Dimsum Break

Location: 3F The Annex, SM North EDSA, QC
Contact: 02-5012469
Email: info@harbourcitydimsum.com

Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Thursday : 10:00am – 9:00pm
Friday – Saturday : 10:00am – 10:00pm

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6 thoughts on “Dimsum Break: Dynamic Dim Sum Experience Now in SM North Edsa

  1. naizingi says:

    I love dimsum and to be served that quick is already a plus points for me! I’m the type of person who wants a quick service and this resto might suit for my taste. 😀


  2. ralph says:

    i assume they are not related to dimsum diner… with a new resto, i always looked at something new to try in the menu, and their specialty… and found a couple. i’ll wait for them here in davao. thanks. Yahweh bless.


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