Top 10 Best Frozen Dim Sum in Malaysia 2022

Dim sum comprises of small bite-sized traditional Chinese dishes. These dishes are usually accompanied by tea as they can tame the saltier and spicier dishes while enhancing the flavour of the steamed dim sum and baked buns. These dishes are meant to be shared among family and friends during brunch hours. 

The most common types of dim sum are dumplings, buns, puffs, tarts, wraps, and noodle rolls filled with a mixture of fresh seafood, meat, and vegetables. Dim sum usually tastes sweet and salty or a mixture of both. The delicious custard buns are extremely mouthwateringly sweet and gooey that you would want more just after taking a bite.

How do you prepare frozen dim sum?

  1. Thaw the frozen dim sum by letting them sit for 15 to 20 minutes. Another method is to thaw them in the fridge overnight. 
  2. Place the frozen dim sum in the steamer and cover it with a lid. Steam for 7-10 minutes, or until the dim sum is cooked through.

10 Best Frozen Dim Sum in Malaysia

1. Lo Mai Kai

Lo Mai Kai
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Lo mai gai means “glutinous rice chicken”. It is a classic dim sum dish. It contains glutinous rice filled with chicken, Chinese mushrooms, Chinese sausages, scallions, and sometimes dried shrimp or salted egg. The ball of rice is then wrapped in a dried lotus leaf and steamed. This dish can be quite filling by itself as glutinous rice is more compact than normal rice.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Glutinous Rice, Water, Chicken, Cooking Oil (Palm Oil), Sugar, Oyster Sauce, Mushroom, Soy Sauce, Ginger, Dark Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Tapioca Starch, Onion, Salt, Garlic, Corn Starch, Pepper, Five Spice Powder, Cooking Wine, and Chicken Stock Powder
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 180g

Pros:

Fragrant
Nutritious
All-in-one meal

Price: RM4.30

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. Siew Mai

Siew Mai
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Siew Mai is an open-faced steamed dumpling traditionally made with minced pork wrapped in wonton pastry, steamed, and served in bamboo baskets. It is one of the most popular and also common traditional dim sum dishes. Historical records claim that this dish originated from Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia. There, it was known as suumai, which means “without being cooled down” in Mongolian.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Pork, Sugar, Water, Spanish Mackerel Paste (Mackerel Fish, Sugar, Salt, Cooking Oil [Palm Based], Water and Modified Starch), Squid Paste (Squid, Surimi, Sugar, Salt, Cooking Oil [Palm Based], Water and Modified Starch), Onion, Wonton Wrapper (Wheat Flour, Water, Salt, Egg, Tapioca Starch, Sesame Oil, Salt, and Pepper
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 500g

Pros:

Affordable
Bite-sized
High in protein

Price: RM19.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

3. Steamed BBQ Pork Bun

Steamed BBQ Pork Bun
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Authentic BBQ Pork Buns are made of deliciously soft and fluffy bread on the outside with juicy and tender pork fillings on the inside. No “yum cha” session is complete without a generous serving of these warm and fluffy buns to nibble on. This is a dim sum dish you must not miss when you visit a dim sum restaurant.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Pork, Sugar, Oyster Sauce, Cooking Oil (Palm Oil), Shortening (Palm Based), Soy Sauce, Tapioca Starch, Onion, Garlic, Corn Starch, Dark Soy Sauce, Yeast, Sesame Oil, Baking Powder, Cooking Wine, Salt, Pepper Powder, and Five Spice Powder
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 270g

Pros:

Affordable
Delicious
Fast preparation

Price: RM8.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. Beancurd Skin Roll

Beancurd Skin Roll
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Beancurd skin roll or tofu roll is a dim sum dish that can be easily found in Hong Kong and most Chinese restaurants. The outer layer is made of tofu skin and its fillings include pork, vegetables, fish, or beef. This dim sum is usually served on tiny plates and can be prepared fried or steamed. It is bite-sized and is perfect as an appetizer.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Pork, Yuba, Sugar, Mackerel Fish Paste (Mackerel Fish, Sugar, Salt, Cooking Oil [Palm Based] and Modified Starch), Squid Paste (Squid, Surimi, Sugar, Salt, Cooking Oil [Palm Based] and Modified Starch), Onion, Tapioca Starch, Sesame Oil, Salt, and Pepper Powder 
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 350g

Pros:

Fast preparation
Great taste
Bite-sized

Price: RM19.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. Seaweed Siew Mai

Seaweed Siew Mai
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Seaweed siew mai is an innovative take on the traditional classic siew mai. This dim sum dish too is an open-faced steamed dumpling, traditionally made with minced pork wrapped in wonton pastry. However, the difference is that it is coated with seaweed. It tastes just as delicious as the traditional siew mai.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Pork, Sugar, Spanish Mackerel Fish Paste (Mackerel Fish, Sugar, Salt, Cooking Oil [Palm Based] and Modified Starch), Squid Paste (Squid, Surimi, Sugar, Salt, Cooking Oil [Palm Based] and Modified Starch), Onion, Tapioca Starch, Sesame Oil, Seaweed, Salt and Pepper Powder.
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 200g

Pros:

Bite-sized
Fast preparation
Juicy and soft meat

Price: RM11.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. Custard Bun

Custard Bun
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Custard buns are a dim sum cart favourite for many dim sum lovers. These soft and fluffy buns will melt in your mouth while its warm filling oozes out to fill your tastebuds with an explosion of sweet and creamy custard. These sweet custard buns would certainly go well with saltier dim sum dishes like siew mai.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Margarine, Sugar, Salted Egg Yolk, Evaporated Milk, Custard Powder, Milk Powder, Wheat Flour, Fish Gelatin, Shortening (Palm Based), Baking Powder, and Yeast
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 270g

Pros:

Soft and fluffy bread
Fast preparation
Sweet inner filling

Price: RM15.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. Mini Herbal Chicken

Mini Herbal Chicken
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This Chinese herbal chicken dish is known to re-energize the body and strengthen the immune system. It is believed that the herbs cooked with the chicken will nourish one’s Qi and blood, thus promoting better blood circulation. It is also generally consumed to improve the digestive system and boost overall health.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Chicken, Sugar, Ginger, Goji, Cooking Wine, Sesame Oil, Salt, Polygonatum, Chicken Stock Powder, Angelica, Chuan Xiong, and Dangshen 
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 240g

Pros:

Improves immunity
Promotes healthy skin
Improves eye health

Price: RM12.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

8. Chinese Radish Cake

Chinese Radish Cake
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The Chinese radish cake is not a cake. It is steamed to form a round or square/rectangle shape then pan-fried in slices and usually served with a savoury sauce. It is usually filled with cured meat, daikon radish, mushrooms, and dried shrimp. It is a very popular dim sum item and is also a dish commonly prepared during the Chinese New Year.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: White Carrot, Rice Flour, Potato Starch, Wheat Starch, Chinese Sausage, Shrimp, Sugar, Sweet Preserved Radish, and Salt
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 720g

Pros:

Rich in antioxidants
Improve blood flow
Fast preparation

Price: RM20.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

9. Fried Shrimp Roll

Fried Shrimp Roll
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This dim sum is made of fresh and juicy prawns wrapped in bean curd skin and then deep-fried. It serves as the perfect finger food because it comes in bite-sized portions and its crunchiness can be just so satisfying. It would pair well with other sweet dim sum dishes such as the custard bun dim sum dish.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Prawn, Bean Curd Skin, Pork Lard, Potato Starch, Sugar, Squid Paste, Sesame Oil, Salt, Cheese, and Pepper Powder
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 240g

Pros:

Finger food
Crunchy and juicy
Fast preparation

Price: RM21.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

10. Fried Shrimp Pork Dumpling

Fried Shrimp Pork Dumpling
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These tiny fried shrimp pork dumplings are heaven in a single bite. Fresh juicy prawns are wrapped in dumpling wrappers then they are plunged into hot oil and fried until crispy. Imagine biting into those crunchy outer layers and then finally tasting that succulent and tender prawn. It is amazingly delicious.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Prawn, Dumpling Wrapper, Pork Lard, Potato Starch, Sugar, Squid Paste, Sesame Oil, Salt, and Pepper Powder
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 240g

Pros:

Fast preparation
Fresh prawns
Bite-sized

Price: RM21.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

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