dimsum buffet


차이나 팩토리 || Gangnam

China Factory is an all-you-can-eat dimsum buffet on the Shinbundang line side of Gangnam Station Exit 5.

In addition to unlimited dimsum (+ dessert), each person can choose 2-3 main courses. The portions are small enough that you can sample several different dishes without getting too full. I chose the steamed buns with octopus stir-fry and 깐풍기/spicy fried chicken. We also tried the orange duck and 짬뽕/spicy seafood noodles. The 깐풍기 was the best I’ve had anywhere. The level of crispy, crunchy perfection you can hear someone bite into clear across the other side of the room, coated in a perfectly spicy, sticky sauce. That’s my personal recommendation, but honestly, everything we ordered was pretty amazing.

As for dimsum, I stuck mostly to the steamed since they’re my favorite, but they have a small selection of fried dumplings, egg rolls and french fries as well. Dessert consists of soft serve ice cream, fresh fruit, red bean buns and coffee.

The Gangnam location is currently having a 착한가격 event. Weekday lunch (2 courses/person) is 13,900원. And it is well worth every 백원.

Go. Eat dimsum. Be merry.

JodiesDaddy and I have a weakness for hotel buffets. But since it is quite pricey, we have limited our visits (compared to a few years back when we would really splurge for no reason at all tsk tsk tsk). Luckily for us, there is an online discount outfit that offers discounted vouchers for Xin Tian Di’s (in Crowne Plaza) Dim Sum bufftet. So whenever I receive an alert that they are offering it again, I make sure I take advantage of the deal and get us some coupons. What’s good about this coupon, Jodie can still eat for free - which is important to us so that we can take her with us - and is valid even on public holiday!

So, that’s what we did for one of August’s public holidays.

This was some of the dimsum we had - I was not able to take pictures of all the dishes - and among our favorites were the squid, asado bun and fried ha kao (not shown).

If you ask me, I personally like the dim sum of Shang Palace better hehehe HOWEVER, Xin Tian Di is value for money and their dim sum is quite good too, making it a good alternative to Shang Palace.