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Where to Enjoy Dim Sum in Wichita with Family & Friends

One of the best ways to experience food with family and friends is dim sum.

Instead of having to choose just one appetizer or main course, a seemingly endless amount of food is at your disposal. Get your fill by choosing from a plethora of bite-sized delicacies of all shapes and flavors all presented for your eyes on carts rolled from table to table.  Dim sum consists of delicious sweet and savory mini dishes like dumplings and pork buns.

It’s best enjoyed with a group of people, as it offers you an opportunity to sample a wide range of Chinese cuisine. Part of the fun is having the carts come to your table and seeing what’s available for you to dine on.

Here’s where you can enjoy dim sum in Wichita.

Tom’s Lotus Garden

822 S Broadway St., Wichita, KS 67211

Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

One of the two spots to grab dim sum at is Tom’s Lotus Garden. It’s one of the older Chinese restaurants in town. While their weekday buffet is gone, their weekend dim sum is still here to stay. There are many options to choose from such as Eggplant with shrimp, steamed dumplings, butter melon with shrimp, pepper shrimp, stewed beef stomach, fried chicken feet, fried squid heads, tripe, and sesame balls with bean paste.

Pho Le’s

6540 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67206

Available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The second option is Pho Le’s, located at Central and Woodlawn. In 2020, they took over the former Cafe Asia space and soon added dim sum to their weekend menu. Such items on their dim sum list included bao bun with barbecue, shrimp balls, shumai with shrimp and pork, tripe, fried calamari and squid, chicken feet, eggplant with shrimp, pork ribs, gyoza, stuffed peppers, and dumplings.

In the off chance, you want to do it yourself, head to one of the Asian markets around town. Some of their freezer sections have dim sum you can prepare at home. For example, Kimson (shown above) has an area dedicated to dim sum.

Happy Dining,

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