Choke Dee Dim Sum is a franchise with locations in Bangkok, Chonburi, Prajuapkirikan, Khon Kaen, and Udonthani. I went to their restaurant located on Nawamin Road, Nawamin 66 . I was excited to check out a restaurant specializing in dim sum, however, my excitement quickly changed to disappointment.
If you want dim sum that makes you want to keep ordering, go to Shangri-la Restaurant on Yaowarat Road in Chinatown. If you want quick dim sum in a more convenient location, save your taxi fare and go to 7'11. Their dim sum is every bit as good as what is served at Choke Dee Dim Sum, if not better.
Perhaps if I went to another branch, my opinion would be different. But I've eaten much better dim sum in Singapore, Macau, and in Thailand, and to walk away feeling like I've been served frozen dim sum is inexcusable. There was no burst of flavors, no melting in my mouth, no desire to eat until my gut burst, and most importantly, no mmmm....this is sooooo good! The steamed pork with bamboo shoots in a noodle sheet roll was probably the best of all the dishes I ate, but it was a soppy mess and was simply okay.
Here's what I had for lunch:
Steamed Crab Wonton
Green Egg Noodle with Steamed Pork
Ha Gow (Shrimp Dumpling)
Steamed Pork with Bamboo Shoots in a Noodle Sheet Roll
Baby Corn on Steamed Pork
Total - 171 baht ($5.70)
Restaurant Name: Choke Dee Dim Sum (Nawamin)
Hours: 24 Hours
Address: Nawamin Road, Nawamin 66
Phone: 02 944 9105 (Not the same as on their website)
Restaurant Type: Franchise Restaurant
Reservations Necessary: No
Rating: 2.75 - I was unimpressed and would not go to a Choke Dee Dim Sum again. Between their outdated website, incorrect phone number, apathetic staff, and flavorless, cardboard-like dim sum, there's no way I would take anyone here for a meal when there are far better places to spend my money.
Quality / Taste / Flavor: 2.0
Something in their dim sum was lacking...that something was the all-important ingredient known as flavor. My dim sum tasted like it was frozen,then microwaved, and when I think I can cook the meal better than the restaurant I'm in, that speaks volumes since I'm a lousy cook.
Serving Time: 3.5
Serving time was approximately 10 minutes
171 baht, which is inexpensive, but I would prefer to pay a little bit more and get a better meal.
These dim sum were a tad smaller than the Shangri-La Restaurant in Bangkok's Chinatown.
Friendliness of Staff: 2.0
The staff looked like they were going through the motions and would rather be elsewhere. By Thai standards,
Restaurant that could look much better.
Although the restaurant wasn't particularly clean, it wasn't particularly dirty either.
There are numerous Choke Dim Dim Sum restaurant's in Bangkok. This particular restaurant was approximately 15 minutes from my house.
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