Thursday, August 25, 2011

Classic Dim Sums

If you ask me what are the must-eat dim sums in Hong Kong, here are my top choices - Shrimp dumpling 蝦餃, pork dumpling 燒賣, BBQ bun义燒飽, rice roll 腸粉, sponge chicken 綿花雞, sponge pudding 馬拉糕. If you happen to visit Hong Kong and want to enjoy a classic dim sum meal, please make sure to have these on your table. Any dim sum restaurant should have them on their menu. If no, simply black list it.

The other day, I so happened to have picked these classic dim sums for lunch. Don’t assume that good things are expensive. I’ve mentioned several times in my blog – if you manage your time good enough – you can eat good food at very cheap prices. For my classic dim sum meal, I spend only HK$130 (US$16.6) for the two of us on a Saturday, inclusive of tea and 10% service charge. If I go early and settle my bill before 12:30, it could be even cheaper.

Nowadays in Hong Kong, you can easily spend $40-50 in any fast food or even takeaway shops. But I paid only $65 per person and enjoy a good meal in a good restaurant. Here are my photo collections.

Al Dente Shrimp Dumpling 蝦餃 - My Favourite!!

Sponge 綿花雞 Chicken (left); Pork Dumpling 燒賣 (right)

Rice Rolls 腸粉, can be steamed, stir fried or my pan fried dish below.

Served with sesame sauce and soy sauce, very yummy!

Steamed BBQ Pork Bun, cha xiao bao, 义燒飽

The yellow Sponge Cake 馬拉糕, is one of my most favourite desserts

Inclusive of tea and 10% service charge and six dishes of delicious dim sum, this lunch is only HK$130 (US$16.6).

Mega Red
6/F Hopewell Centre
183 Queen’s Road East, Hong Kong
Tel: 852 - 2528 1680

Hong Kong Food Blog - Classic Dim Sums


Steven said...

Hi, I just wanted to say that me and my fiancé really enjoy reading your blog, and I hope one day we can meet and go out for a meal!

Keep up the great work.

Anna said...

Hi Steven

Thanks for the nice words. I did make friends with some of my blog readers when they visit Hong Kong. Look forward to seeing you two.

kari kari said...

I really love dimsum, I wish that you could share some of the ingredient. Anyway thanks for the nice post and picture, it really makes me me hungry..

Anonymous said...

Dear Anna

We plan to be in HKG in Early January , can you recommend good place to eat HKG dimsum ?
I saw the ones you mentioned in the blog are Mega Red and Banyan Tree.

Are there any others , perhaps in New Territories ?



Anna said...

Maxim Group has plenty good restaurants all over Hong Kong. Take a look at their website and search by food and location. For dim sum I personally like the City Hall Maxim's Palace. But please note that there are always LONG waiting line. Try to go early or late for a shorter queue.

NOTE: I do not hold any shares of the Maxim Group.