The little hole in the wall restaurant, Dumsum & More is more than a few years old Asian restaurant tucked away in Versova, Mumbai. The decor is minimal and nothing extraordinary with dark wooden furniture and semi open kitchen but the menu is something that is worth ready and looking at, given the choices it has for everyone. The variety varies from Thai, Chinese and other South East Asian dishes depending on what you want to eat, a full meal or just the dimsums & sushi along with a few more appetizers like us.
We started our dinner with 2 types of dimsums, Prawn Hargua (Half moon shaped shrimp dumplings mixed with vegentables) and Mushroom Dumplings ( Assorted mushrooms encased in delicate dumplings). If you are from Delhi or North Eastern part of India then you would agree with me on the statement- Dimsums/Momos & Mumbai don’t go hand in hand. Until and unless you are visiting a fancy restaurant and paying a hefty amount, you don’t get the quality but that’s exactly where Dimsum & More proves you wrong. With an extremely friendly and proactive staff & their service, this place serves you one of the best dimsums without making digging a whole in your pocket. I was mighty surprised with the quality as well as the quantity. Both the dimsums were freshly prepared, on point in taste and cooked to perfection. Next we tried their prawn sushi, there were 6 pieces served with wasabi and soy. The size can be argued upon but for the cost, I feel it was decent and the taste was definitely something I would want to appreciate.
Since we weren’t too hungry, we chose to stick to appetizers and ordered Basil Ginger chicken, a traditional Thai boneless chicken dish made with chicken breast stir fried in fresh basil. This was a very simple yet flavourful dish and not too heavy on the stomach.
By now I’m sure you guys know me enough to guess that no meal is complete for me until and unless I finish it up with dessert. We mutually decided on Banana Pancakes but what came on my table was something more than just your regular pancakes and it blew my mind off. Four triangular pieces, stuffed with mashed and piping hot bananas drizzled with powdered sugar and served with vanilla ice cream. You got to try it to decide how good was this particular dish.
About the Chef
DimSum & More is a charming, cozy eatery owned by a young entrepreneur restaurateur Ravi Prakash in Mumbai. Graduated from Rizvi College of Hotel Management, Mumbai in American Hotel & Motel Association. Having perfected his Oriental Cuisine at Star Cruises Hong Kong, a leading cruise lines in Asia Pacific.
Culinary designed & inspired by young and talented Chef Kalden. She is a gifted and amang the most talented oriental cuisine chef in the country. She has many accolades and the most famous ones are: awarded a Gold medal at Nestle Young Chef competition at Mumbai in 2004. With a huge variety of signature dimsums, Dimsums & More is not only a famous restaurant in suburbs but also among the South Mumbai crowd.
“Happy reading & Happy eating!!!”
Picture- Sigmund Quadros