I am a sucker for good Dim Sum and here in the Netherlands, it is quite difficult to find. It has been a struggle for me especially if the Chinese restaurant is located around the tourist area in the city center of Amsterdam.
Historically dim sum is a morning or lunchtime meal and has even been hailed as the original brunch. In southern China, and specifically Hong Kong, many restaurants start serving dim sum as early as five in the morning and close mid-afternoon.
However, the tradition has grown increasingly popular in the Western world in recent years, and now modern dim sum restaurants serve food as an evening meal. Dim sum is typically prepared as individual mouthfuls, traditionally served in bamboo steamer baskets or on small plates in groups of three or four.
Dim sum dishes include an assortment of seafood, meat, and vegetable dishes that are prepared in various ways: steamed, fried, or baked.
Yesterday I was at the grand opening of Full Moon Garden a Dim Sum Cantonese restaurant located at Leidsestraat 95. Full Moon Garden – Amsterdam is the 4th Dim Sum / Cantonese restaurant from the Kwok Family specializing in Cantonese cuisine which goes back to 1991.
They served us an array of Dim Sum classics like dumplings
pork buns, steamed rice rolls, crispy dim sums and of course the classic roasted duck which is absolutely gorgeous.
You can also order some classic Cantonese noodle dishes and these 2 are my favorites.
To sum up this dim sum lunch I must say that I’ve enjoyed it so much. All the food they served was delicious and freshly prepared, and of course location wise is just perfect.
Will I come back again? DEFINITELY
If you are a Dim Sum crazy like me they are located at Leidsestraat 95-1hg, Amsterdamif you are coming with a larger group reservation, is a must.