Dim sum holds a dear place in Hong Kongers’ hearts, as well as those who love the delicious bites. If you drop by Hong Kong, you will almost inevitably take the MTR. Instead of passing by the station Wan Chai, come down from the train and try these 3 great dim sum places you can find there:
Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Hong Kong
Found inside Renaissance Harbour View Hotel, Dynasty Restaurant is a must-try due to its exquisite food items on the menu. The food may be on the pricier side, but that’s because the ingredients that go into their food are fresh and abundant. Some of the popular dishes include Truffle Sauce Vegetarian Dumpling and Crabmeat Deep-fried Toasts that you surely can’t miss!
Fook Lam Moon
Shop 3, G/F, Newman House, 35-45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai
Almost every food website has Fook Lam Moon in its list. And why not, when premium ingredients are used to make the delicious dim sums? Some must-tries are the Baked BBQ Buns and the Salted Custard Liu Sha Bao, which are the usual favourites but delicious nonetheless. With each item costing between HK$50 and HK$60, its price is steeper than most places. Give it a go nonetheless because it is worth it. After all, it does have a Michelin star and is famous among many people including the high societies.
Dim Dim Sum
7 Tin Lok Lane, Bowrington, Hong Kong
Well-known for its conventional dim sums and also their new creations, Dim Dim Sum is a great choice for an afternoon tea. It’s friendly to the pocket and you can stuff yourself silly. With 4 successful branches across Hong Kong, it is convenient to get your dim sum fix wherever you are. Besides the cute items on the menu such as Piggy Custard Buns, there are also the usual favourites such as Har Gau and Steamed Spareribs. Eating has never felt any more joyful and guilt-free!
Eating dim sum is a great for helping to foster bonds with family and friends, while keeping your tummies full and satisfied. With a culture that focuses on relationships, it is not difficult to see why Chinese family dinners in Hong Kong almost always include some orders of dim sum. To feel a truer and more authentic Hong Kong and dim sum culture, you can give smaller eateries a go.