Ten-Second Takeaway

Dao/Dimcha has been in GK 1’s N Block for a while now. Spanning three floors {the ground floor shut down}, they serve primarily Thai food along with a little bit of Chinese, and some of the best dim sums you’ll find in the city.

Eat

Duck Dim Sum, Spinach-Wrapped Prawn Dim Sum, Smoked Chicken

Drink

Dao Tiki, Soy Soya

Winning

For its large terrace complete with cushioned bar stools, overlooking the market and the park.

Dim Lights and Dim Sums

dao2Dao, Dimcha and Aniq Bar started as different floors with different menus, but over the last couple of months, they’ve acquired one common menu so you don’t need to think too much when it comes to deciding which floor to dine at.

We seated ourselves on the terrace which, on a weekday night, was quiet and ideal for a round of drinks and good conversation. However, the food kept our mouths busier. We started with the Spicy Prawn Dim Sum {this is coated in a fiery red colour}, the Duck Dim Sum in Hoisin Sauce and Spinach-Wrapped Prawn Dim Sum.

It’s hard to pick a favourite, but we’d definitely recommend the duck because of the delish in-house sauce, and the spinach one just because it made for an interesting change from the usual flour covering. Serving a total of 45 varieties of dim sums, you’re bound to find the one for you.

Sugar and Spice

Although we strongly suggest heading here for a dim sum only meal, the Basil Chicken and Smoked Chicken {both Thai preparations} are great options if you’re looking for something more. The Dao Tiki {rum with lots of orange juice} and the Soy Soya {whisky-based cocktail infused with lots of soya and garnished with chocolate shavings} are excellent cocktails to pair the Asian food with.

We cooled down with the coconut ice cream {a creamy affair topped with crunchy peanuts} and the jaggery ice cream {this was a little too sweet for our liking}, closing the meal on a flavoursome note.

PS: They have some 10 varieties of tea, in case you’re craving a pot post your feast.

#LBBTip

They have an unlimited dim sum meal at INR 1,095 between 12pm – 7pm on weekdays {for two or more people} and a Sunday brunch at INR 1,475 which comprises dim sums, starters, main course and dessert, so it might be worth timing your visit accordingly to save a few bucks.

If you truly appreciate a well-crafted dim sum with a thin layer and juicy filling, Dao should definitely be on your bucket list.

Where: N-17, GK 1

Nearest Metro Station: Kailash Colony

Contact: +91 9555996655

Price: INR 2,000 for two {approx.}

Timings: 12pm – 12am