AweSum Dim Sum 160 East 23rd Street New York City, NY 10010

Do not miss this delightful Dim Sum restaurant in the edges of Kips Bay in Manhattan.

AweSum Dim Sum

AweSum Dim Sum

160 East 23rd Street

New York City, NY 10010

(646) 998-3313/3314

Open: Sunday 9:30am-8:00pm/Monday-Thursday 11:00am-8:00pm/Friday 11:00am-9:00pm/Saturday 9:30am-9:00pm

My review on TripAdvisor:

I love it when I can eat at a restaurant on its first week open and get to enjoy the excitement with the owner as they establish their dream. That is what myself and my best friend felt when we ate at AweSum Dim Sum the first time. The restaurant is on my Advantage Dining Program and was recommended. So I tried it for the first time and loved it and then I took her and she agreed.

Everything on the menu was excellent. All the Dim Sum on the menu is fresh and cooked to order. When it arrives, it is sizzling hot and busting with flavor. The tough part is knowing what to order because everything on the menu is so good.

My first trip I devoured the Har Gow, small Shrimp dumplings with shrimp and bamboo shoots. Each bit had a small crunch of the pieces of shrimp inside the wrapping and the sweetness of the fish. Lightly set in the soy sauce and hot oil brought out the flavor of the dumpling.

Har Gow are small shrimp dumplings

I also ordered the Spring Rolls, tiny vegetable rolls deep fried to perfection filled with carrots, water chestnuts, black agaric, bamboo shoots and mushrooms. Each crackled with the flavor of the vegatables inside.

The Spring Rolls crackle with flavor

Another standout that the restaurant put a new spin on was the Baked BBQ Pork Buns, which were baked into a sweet dough and it was if they were steamed in the end. The BBQ pork was sweet and tangy at the same time.

The sweetness of the dough compliments the tangy pork

On this trip, I tried the Crispy Shrimp Rolls, which had tiny shrimps studded inside a crispy wrapper that had been pan fried and had a light crunch to it. Dipped into the chili oil and then the soy sauce brought out the flavor of the shrimp and accented its wrapping.

Crispy Shrimp Roll

The one thing I have enjoyed on all three trips to the restaurant is the Pork Soup Dumplings. These are amazing. A small pork meatball is wrapped around by a light dumpling wrapper and so juicy that when you dip them into the soy sauce and bit into them, they burst in your mouth with an intense juiciness.

The Pork Soup Dumplings are so juicy

One unique dish I have not tried is the AweSum sampler, which is a Sticky Rice Wrap, a BBQ Pork Bun, a Crispy Shrimp Roll and Chicken Shu Mai, which gives you a full taste of all the treats that the restaurant carries.

The AweSum Sampler

In my recent trip with my best friend, we went through about half the menu ordering the Har Gow, the Scallion Pancakes, the Baked Pork Buns, the Chicken Shu Mai, the White Custard Buns and the Fried Dumplings.

The best part is that the prices don’t break the bank as each Dim Sum is between $4.00-$6.00 and the drinks here will run between $1.50 for hot tea, $3.00 for soft drinks and $5.00 for a beer.

The service could not be nicer as things come out quickly the owner and his son are always so friendly especially when it is busy.

The restaurant has a cool contemporary feel to it with light colors and pale woods. It has a nice modern twist to it.

There is lots of inside counter space to sit at and there are tables outside on a nice day to dine at with friends and family.

The whole experience is a nice way to spend the afternoon and I will be back!

Author: jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.

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