Place: Classy enough. Nice modern furnishings and color combinations. We loved the steamer lights! Some tables were a little wobbly though. And the floor near the restroom was dirty.
Food: Generally O-K, puwede na. We ordered Garlic Pork Spareribs, Spring Rolls, Fried Wanton, Fried Shrimp Balls, Shaomai, Steamed Hakao, Yang Chow Fried Rice, and The Original Steamed Fried Rice.
The Garlic Pork Spareribs (Php 65) were good. The meat was tender and well seasoned. The garlic flavor wasn’t too strong, making the dish a delight to eat.
The Spring Rolls (Php 65) were O-K. The filling was meaty, and tasty enough. The thing is, we’ve tasted much better spring rolls than Dimsum Break’s. Maybe some minced vegetables with the filling would’ve made these rolls more remarkable to the palate.
The Fried Wanton (Php 65) was also O-K. The filling was like a slightly more pungent version of a siomai’s; it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. Now the wrapper: it’s cute too look at, but a little too much to eat; it was a tad too thick and too floury to the palate.
The Fried Shrimp Balls (Php 65) were, hmmm, interesting. They were crunchy (because of the bread-pieces coating, kinda like croutons), well seasoned, and yummy. But we barely sensed any shrimp flavor. The balls tasted more like pork. Weird right? Oh well…
The Shaomai (Php 65) was not good. The filling didn’t taste fresh, lasang luma.
The Steamed Hakao (Php 65) was DELICIOUS. The filling was firm and flavorful. The wrapper though tended to break easily, but we didn’t care that much, because the dish was just yummy!
The Yang Chow Fried Rice (Php 68) was not good! The shrimp flavor was too strong, and the dish lacked the distinct meat flavor (from chorizo) that good yang chow rice has. Disappointing because the rice itself was of good quality.
Lastly, the Steamed Fried Rice (Php 68): rice smothered with a brown (soy-sauce-based?) sauce, topped with shrimp and meat pieces. YUMMY! The flavors were punctuated, and each spoonful was satisfying.
Must-eats: Steamed Hakao, Steamed Fried Rice
Price: Considering serving size and taste, food here is cheap!
Service: Good. The cashier and waiters were friendly, cheerful, and attentive.