Dim sum: a tempting new addition to our eclectic menu

Dim sum: a tempting new addition to our eclectic menu

At Bento Oriental Food, we’re very excited to share the news that we’ve made some new additions to our menu. As if it wasn’t already enough to offer top-quality, tasty Chinese and Japanese food to South East London, we’re ramping up the traditional flavours by adding dim sum to our menu.

If you’ve never tried it before, ‘dim sum’ refers to a huge range of small but tasty bite-size dishes. These are either savoury or sweet and can be steamed, fried or baked. A meal would usually feature a combination of different dishes, and dim sum can be served at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

On Japanese and Chinese menus, dim sum can be in the form of wraps, stuffed dumplings, steamed buns or rolls filled with highly flavourful noodles. These will usually be freshly prepared from fresh seafood, meat and vegetables. There are regional variations as to what these look like and you often have additional choices for a sweet tooth with puffs, tarts or puddings.

Oriental food in South East London

The origin of dim sum is lost to history but the name literally means “touch the heart”, and they might have been created to please rulers in royal palaces many, many years ago. Over the centuries, traditions and flavours have evolved as these small delicacies became a huge success.

We’re adding 14 different options to our new menu, including dishes of five steamed or grilled Pork Dumplings, three Steamed Char Siu Pork Buns or Chicken and Spinach Gyoza. As dim sum can be served a number of ways, you can also try the sweet treat of our double dish of Custard Buns.

The new dim sum joins a range of other traditional and fragrant dishes on our menu.

Delectable Japanese dishes

Japanese cuisine is synonymous with freshness, and our inspired menu of fresh Japanese dishes is now available in our restaurant. At just £18.99 per head, you can enjoy the tastiest sushi, crispiest tempura and harmoniously balanced rice dishes from our mouth-watering Japanese buffet. As our buffet is all you can eat, there's no limit to the Japanese tastes your palate will fall in love with.

On top of this, our variety of a la carte oriental dishes are on offer for your perusal when you dine with us. By booking a table, you'll experience the scents, sights and divine tastes of our menu, all in a welcoming, relaxing atmosphere.

We’re very proud of the new additions to our menu. It’s all part of our goal to bring a new approach to the everyday dining experience. When you eat with us, you get a glimpse of popular cafes found in urban Japan and China, enjoying quick, casual oriental food in a stylish and friendly atmosphere.

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