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MUST TRY: 10 THINGS TO ORDER AT A HONG KONG DIM SUM RESTAURANT

FOODIE

Did you know that the phrase "Dim Sum" actually means 'touch heart'? 

Together with his team, Hotel ICON's Assistant Chief Concierge Howard Lee

introduces several sweet and savoury dishes one should order at a dim sum restaurant,

along with where to get the best of these dishes.

  • Siu Mai "燒賣"
  • Steamed dumplings filled with ground pork or shrimp.
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  • Nor Mai Gor "糯米雞"
  • Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf with meat fillings
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  • Har Gow "蝦餃"
  • Cantonese Steamed Shrimp Dumpling 
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  • Cha Siu Bao "叉燒包"
  • Steamed BBQ Pork Bun 

 

  • Hom Sui Gok "鹹水餃"
  • Savoury deep-fried Glutinous Rice Dumpling 

 

  • Cheung Fan "腸粉"
  • Rice Noodle Sheet, usually filled with Beef, Shrimp, Pork or Fried Cruller

  • Djeen Dui "煎堆"
  • Fried dough covered with sesame seeds and filled with sweet red bean dough 
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  • Daan Dat "蛋撻"
  • A flaky pastry crust filled with egg custard (Egg tart) 
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  • Dow Fu Fah "豆腐花"
  • Silken tofu in sweet syrup made from ginger and rock sugar 

 

  • Djah Daan San "炸蛋散"
  • Deep fried egg dough knots drizzled with honey 

 

  • Lao Sha Bao "流沙包"
  • Steamed bun with creamy custard filling

 

  • Loh Sah Tong Yuen "擂沙湯圓"
  • Glutinous rice ball filled with ground sesame paste

 

 

Traditional 

 

  • Maxim's Palace City Hall

  • Old-school Dim Sum Hall. Since it opened its doors in 1980, Maxim's Palace City Hall has attracted a fair share of hungry locals and curious tourists alike in its large, cheerful cavernous hall decorated with dangling chandeliers and Chinese-style gold accents. Classic Dim sum is served on a traditional trolley pushed around the hall.
  • Price: Below HK $200
  • 2/F Low Block, City Hall, Central 
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  • Fook Lam Moon 

  • The Tycoon's Canteen. Run by the third generation of the same family since 1948, this two Michelin-starred fine-dining Cantonese restaurant has attracted many regulars, including some of the city's most high-profile players. Firmly rooted in its Cantonese heritage and a strong reverence for family recipes, Fook Lam Moon's highlights include baked stuffed crab shell and roast suckling pig. 
  • Price: HK $300 - $400
  • 34 - 45 Johnston Road, Wan Chai 
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  • Lin Heung Kui 
  • Fare Cantonese Classic: Bustling, loud and lively, Lin Heung Kui is the epitome of a local dim sum parlour. Dim Sum is served on trolleys while waiters usher guests to sit (even if it means sharing with strangers!). Remember: Attitude isn't everything!  Focus on their outstanding siu mai and cheung faan ha (shrimp rice rolls) instead of the perfunctory service.
  • Price: $50 - $150
  • 2-3/F, 40 - 50 Des Vouex Road West, Sheung Wan 
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Contemporary 

 

  • Above & Beyond

  • Luxurious dining with a view. With an elegant interior designed by world-renowned Conran & Partners to complement stunning views of the Victoria Harbour, Above & Beyond features seasonal Cantonese dishes such as the Crispy Chicken and Wok Fried Diced Abalone. It also offers a range of artistic cocktails with flavours that highlight Hong Kong's favourite ingredients.
  • Price: HK $150 - $400
  • 28/F Hotel ICON, 17 Science Museum Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon 
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  • Mott 32 

  • Modern Chinese Cuisine. Dark, modern decor sets the scene in this basement Chinese restaurant headed by Maximal Concepts. Encapsulating the concept of East meets West, you'll be amazed to see the range of succulent contemporary dim sum offered.
  • Price: $600 - $1000
  • Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4A Des Vouex Road, Central 
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  • Duddell's
  • Art Gallery within: An elegant yet homey eatery that serves delicate, pastel-coloured dim sum -  Duddell's is the social and cultural rendezvous for artists to mingle. It offers innovative Cantonese style cuisine (i.e., siu mai with quail egg) along with an impressive selection of French wines. 
  • Price: $200 - $400
  • 3/F, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central 
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     About Howard

     A member of the Hong Kong Society of Golden Keys,

     a prestigious 36 years old concierge association that

     is committed to delivering service excellence for guests,

     Howard is an expert in all of Hong Kong. 

 

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Date: August 10, 2018

 

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