Dim Dim (CLOSED)
Time Out says
Sukhumvit welcomes a new Chinese-themed cocktail bar
The hyped-up food and booze district of Sukhumvit 33 recently welcomed Dim Dim, a Chinese-inspired bar that replaced the modern Taiwanese eatery Bao & Buns.
Situated next to Peppina pizzeria, the dimly-lit cocktail hub features a vintage-style, red-lit setting decorated with Oriental teahouse furniture and shelves lined with East Asian clichés like Japanese lucky cat charms, Chinese tea sets and jars storing exotic-looking herbs. Barmen in white lab coats, however, add a modern, quirky edge to the vibe.
Manned by the Sugar Ray team, the bar menu sticks to Dim Dim’s Asian-inspired vibe by incorporating Chinese herbs into the concoctions it slings together. Oolong tea (B280), for instance, is given a sweet and boozy kick with oolong- and orange peel-infused bourbon, orange and cardamom syrup, lemon and egg white, while the classic cocktail Clover Club (B280) is given a herbal spin and transformed into a rosella-infused gin-based drink.
For more spirit-forward items, go for Bakkwa Old Fashioned (rosemary-infused bourbon with chili and cinnamon syrup, orange bitters and orange peel, B340). Garnished with sweet meat jerky, chili and sesame oil, every sip is a medley of sweet, savory and spicy flavors. The bar also serves house-made herbal liqueur like chrysanthemum vodka (B280) and salted plum gin (B280), which can be enjoyed as shots or on the rocks.
No need to pop by the pizzeria next door if you feel peckish. Dim Dim whips up flavorful Asian comfort food, such as a silky-smooth Hong Kong-style rice porridge served with pork balls (B220) and slow-cooked herbal chicken with spicy green sauce (B160). We heard that they have plans of serving dim sum in the near future.