Dim sum holds a special place in many (if not all) hearts of Hong Kongers. Due to the tradition of drink tea and eating delicious dim sum being so greatly enjoyed, the culture has spread far and wide. However, nothing beats place of origin that is the city of Hong Kong. Here are 3 dim sum places that you can find at Tsim Sha Tsui, a popular street in Hong Kong:
Sun Tung Lok
4/F, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit B2)
Founded in1969, Sun Tung Luk captured the hearts of many with their extensive menu and delicious food items. Although it isn’t a glamorous restaurant that is set inside a hotel, their food does impress, including the Michelin judges who awarded it 3 Michelin stars. Not ssure what to order? Go for their Salted Custard Bird Nest Glutinous Rice Balls and Osmanthus Jelly. You won’t regret it.
Tin Lung Heen
102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Located at the heart of the business district, Tin Lung Heen is a place with a view. Situated at level 102, it is not difficult to see why. Their dim sums earned them 2 Michelin stars, and that says a lot about their food. Although the restaurant is on the pricier side, it is worth it to go there at least once. Their Iberico Pork BBQ Char Siu and Baked Abalone Puffs with Roasted Goose are only some of their must-try items.
20-22 Granville Road, #3, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Food has never looked this cute until you see Yum Cha’s animal-inspired dim sums. Their BBQ Piggy Buns are shaped like cute and poofy pigs, and their Pineapple Puffs resemble birds. It is no wonder the restaurant was featured in a viral video. If Tsim Sha Tsui is a bit far for you, there is also another branch at Central that you can visit.
If you are new to dim sum and happen to stumble into Tsim Sha Tsui, these places are top picks to go to. They are also highly recommended on websites that you can simply Google. However, that being said, there are also many less well-known family-style eateries that offer great tasting dim sum as well. So don’t just walk pass them, give them a go. Perhaps then, you can even experience the true Hong Kong culture of eating dim sum.