Where is the best Dim Sum in Bangkok? Try Ah Yat Abalone Forum
I have heard from several Thai friends, if you enjoy good dim sum, then Ah Yat Abalone Forum in Bangkok is a must try as it is famous for its dim sum.
I have to admit, I have not eaten there yet, but it has been on my list of Bangkok restaurants to get to once I have more free time as I have heard so many good things about it.
But, after today, and the almost four minutes I spent watching a video of various types of dim sum at Ah Yat Abalone Forum from Pailin, one of my favorite Thai bloggers, the restaurant just shot to the top of my list.
Because Pailin showed off the dim sum she ate and, just as Thai friends have also said, she commented on how perfectly it is all cooked and how delicious the various flavors are.
No wonder Ah Yat Abalone Forum has been a favorite among Thais when it comes to dim sum for many many years.
So what did Pailin eat?
She started out with steamed BBQ pork balls, moved onto a daikon radish cake (kanom pakkad in Thai), crispy fried taro, and one of their specialties — crispy fried tofu with garlic, chili and salt. (Friends have told me if you go to Ah Yat you must try the tofu, as it really is one of the best things on the menu — Pailin seemed to agree).
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She also tried siu mai (kanom jeeb), braised duck tongue, sticky rice in lotus leaf and salted egg yolk custard lava buns.
Check out Pailin’s video for dim sum at Ah Yat Abalone Forum in Bangkok below and, if you like what she does, subscribe to her channel as she really knows her stuff when it comes to Thai food as she is also a professional chef.
The branch of Ah Yat Abalone Forum Pailin visited is located in the Bangkok Menam Riverside Hotel, and everything they ordered came out to just 700 baht per person, or around $20. Very cheap for that much food and the high standard of dim sum they were served.
Ah Yat does get busy around lunch time, though, so if you do not want to have a long wait, you may want to get there by 11am or later on in the afternoon after the lunch crowd leaves.
You’ll find a Google map of how to get there below the video. And, when you do arrive, look out for me as I’ll be heading there as soon as I possibly can.