Jinbo Dim Sum Restaurant: Cheap & Good? That’s hard to find nowadays

Up at Seremban, my family was brought to this place by a close friend and wow surprisingly, this place served better Dim Sum than the restaurants in Hong Kong I visited.

Jinbo has a very spacious interior, and we were greeted with Chinese New Year decorations. As we went around 2pm, the place was rather empty which was great because we were hungry and didn’t have to queue.

I think we ordered about every type of Dim Sum you would typically order. We really liked every dish, but I will highlight a few that are must tries.

The Barbecued Pork Cheung Fun had a really soft and thin skin that wrapped the generous amount of pork inside. Sometimes, chee cheung funs can be thick and too chewy, but this will definitely make you want more. Plus honestly, where can you find cheap and restaurant quality ones in Singapore?

Jinbo Cheung Fun

Price: RM$4.80/ SG$1.60
Heat: 0/5
Taste: 4/5

Also known as carrot cake, the Stir Fried Turnip Paste was very fragrant and mouth-watering. The chunks of turnip was huge and was generously fried with beansprouts. Sadly, we didn’t know that it is fried with chili so it was way too spicy for me. This is definitely worth the try if you’re into white, savoury carrot cakes.

Jinbo Stir Fried Turnip Paste

Price: RM$6/ SG$2
Heat: 3/5
Taste: 3/5

At every Dim Sum place, I would always order this if they have it because it is one of the best dim sum inventions ever. Their Crispy Beancurd Roll with Prawn did not disappoint at all. With a flaky and crispy skin, I love how every bite seems to have juices flowing out of it and huge chunks of prawn inside.

Jinbo Crispy Beancurd Roll

Price: RM$5.80/ SG$1.90
Heat: 0/5
Taste: 5/5

If you want a healthier option, they have the exact same thing except that instead of frying it, they steam it and it’s the Stuffed Beancurd Roll. Frankly, I’d still prefer the fried one.

Jinbo Stuffed Beancurd Roll

Price: RM$5/ SG$1.70
Heat: 0/5
Taste: 4/5

The Prawn Dumplings (Har Kau) and Pork & Prawn Dumplings (Siu Mai) were just the ways they are supposed to be. Kinda wished I took away some back to Singapore.

Price: RM$7/ SG$2.30 (Har Kau); RM$6/ SG$2 (Siu Mai)
Heat: 0/5
Taste: 3.5/5

One dish, unfortunately, I don’t recommend was the Shanghainese Dumplings (Xiao Long Pao). It was quite under seasoned but every other aspect of it was alright. There was juice packed inside the skin and a good amount of pork inside.

Jinbo Xiao Long Pao

Price: RM$6/ SG$2
Heat: 0/5
Taste: 3/5

Don’t just stop at the Dim Sums here because oh my were the desserts amazing too. There are only 3 desserts on the menu and we ordered one of each.

A typical popular cold dessert is the Chilled Sago Cream Mango & Pomelo and the Mango Pudding. The latter is definitely a heavier dessert and is sweeter, so I recommend it to be shared. Okay but honestly it’s only $1 so just please order and try it for yourselves.


Price: RM$4/ SG$1.30 (Mango Sago); RM$3.30/ SG$1.10 (Mango Pudding)
Heat: 0/5
Taste: 3.5/5

Hands down, best hot dessert I’ve ever had (yes in my life) was this Glutinous Dumpling with Sesame. Just imagine a gigantic muah chee with black sesame filling inside. My eyes were literally gonna pop out when I bit into this and the gooey black sesame flowed out. Y U M. More please??

Price: RM$4/ SG$1.30
Heat: 0/5
Taste: 5/5

If I’m ever going back to Seremban, I’m definitely coming to this place again for more.



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