Tse Yang Dimsum Club
by Morris Bishop
(San Pedro de Alcantara)
Tse Yang Dimsun Club at El Corte Ingles Puerto Banus April 2013
Until now I have never been a great fan of Dimsum, maybe because on the several times that I have tried them, there was little individuality in flavours’ and textures that made them, to my pallet, very ‘Samie’, and, there are many more alternative Asian cuisines that I find more tasty and interesting, Japanese, Thai & Chinese (Szechuan and Cantonese), in that order of personal preference. That was then – This is now
Some friend said “lets meet for lunch at the Dimsum in El Corte Ingles
”. Thus started a revelation of what the tastes, textures, colours and aromas of Dimsun should be like. Gone were my expectations of the steamed ‘dumpling’ snacks that I had eaten hitherto.
But to start from the beginning – The menu is divided into about 30 Dimsun delicacies, most of
which are served in portions of three, in the traditional bamboo steaming baskets.
The fillings range from King prawn, Duck, Scallop, Crab, Pork Chicken, Mushrooms, Asparagus Foie gras combined with a vegetable and an appropriate sauce. Alternatively, there are some conventional Chinese starters such as Spring Roll, Hot & Sour and Wonton soups, and salads.
In the well ordered mains menu is everything that you would expect to find in Chinese cuisine, and more!
Each dish is pictured, and well described as to its preparation, cooking, accompaniments, and is labeled as to it spiciness. Duck, Chicken, Pork Beef, Sea bass Monkfish, king prawn, Scallops each have several variations to choose from, with lots of Rice, Noodles and veggie dishes to compliment them. However, when served, warm plates would have been a plus.
Six desserts including Banana fritters with sesame and a chocolate and banana roll look very tempting. Lastly an adequate wine list from which we chose the Menade Sauvignon that certainly complimented our meal.
The very pleasant and comfortable dining room seats about 70 and the attentive staff is headed
up by English speaking Amar. They are open from 12:30 to last orders at 21:00 Monday to Saturday, but in July and August they also open on Sunday.
You can find the Dimsun Club
as a concession, within the main restaurant, on the second floor of El Corte Ingles in Puerto Banus.
To look at the menu, go to their web site www.cafesaigon.es – Tse Yang Dimsun club -
Average 3 course with wine 30 euro and there is a 7 course tasting menu 28 euro. All the prices in the menu are ex IVA (10%) Although tipping in El Corte is not allowed, in the concession, which is separate, gratuities at your discretion, are.
Bishlin marks out of 5
value 4 O/A 4
I am a convert!