First established in 1996 within a residential area in Medan, Dim Sum Babura – or Dim Sum Ayong to some – has seen its popularity rise rapidly; to the point that it now has a branch in Pantai Indah Kapuk in Jakarta.
As like every other dim sum joints, Dim Sum Babura offers a variety of Chinese treats served in small portions, including Siew Mai (pork dumplings) and Har Gow (Cantonese steamed dumplings). Most customers, however, would return here for its signature Sayap Ayam (chicken wings) and Cin Sa Pao (molten salted egg custard steamed bun).
No, these are no ordinary chicken wings, my friends. Each piece requires a twofold cooking process: the chicken bones are first removed, and it is then stuffed with a mixture of minced meat and egg yolk, which results in a delectably savoury concoction.
The sweet Cin Sa Pao comes with a hint of saltiness and features a creamy texture. Rich in flavour, it is as addictive as a packet of cigarettes. Try both, and I can guarantee that you’ll be coming back for more.
Jl. Babura Lama No. 12,
Medan, North Sumatra
T: 061 456 7839
Open daily from 7am-2.30pm and 5pm-9pm
Rp.70,000/US$5.30 per person