Whenever there are days that I don’t feel so well, this can be easily remedied by a quick dimsum fix. In Cebu everyone knows that Dimsum fix to be Dimsum break: Cebu’s fastfood dimsum place. But honestly it isn’t exactly cheap and it’s not something I think I can afford to have all the time. Fortunately a new place just popped by near where I work: DIMSTON Food Corner.
It’s actually a name play from the owner’s name: Disston + Dimsum. There you have Dimston.
Dimsum at a Budget
There are actually several options around Cebu for your budget dimsum fix. I’ve probably seen hundreds of siomai kiosks or food stalls whether at the streets or in the malls, ready to serve a dimsum-loving mass of Cebuanos. However what sets this one apart is that first, it’s not a food stall, it’s really a food corner with its own dedicated area for eating. Second, ALL the dimsum treats here are for 35php each ONLY. No kidding, their steamed rice, siomai, japanes siomai, friend siomai, or even their empress rolls: 35php.
Be warned though, don’t go comparing the quality of the dimsum to be that of Dimsum break or other popular dimsum providers out there. It’s not exactly the most delicious dimsum but it still was good enough to enjoy considering the price point. Also interesting to note, your food isn’t served in just some ordinary plate or bowl,you have your classic steamed rice bowl, and individual steamers for your dimsum. Kinda feels like the real deal.
If you ask me if I would go back there anytime soon? I believe I would. Although it’s kind of out of the way if you have to go through the heavy traffic flow at hernan cortes or Mabolo, but if you’re usually on the way you ought to give this a try! They are located just beside CIE, and beside 7 eleven near Rainforest park.
A quick snack or a meal for those on a tight budget! The place is also a nice one for chilling around or hanging out with friends after a good fill of dimsum.
They’re open from 10am to 10pm everyday!