Saturday, March 24, 2012

Dim Sum Brunch Special

Inflation in Hong Kong is becoming severe recently.  Food prices rocket and we have been suffering.  However weekend dim sum brunch is one of my strategies to enjoy good food at VERY LOW prices. Most restaurants in Hong Kong are offering special prices for bills being settled before 12.30pm. 

Here's a summary of my dim sum brunch yesterday.  The dishes were at half price or even lower comparing to peak hours.

Shrimp Dumplings HK$16.8 (US$2.15) 蝦餃皇

Breakfast Combo 早茶孖寶
Congee + dim sum of our choice HK$24.8 (US$3.18)
Breakfast Combo皮蛋瘦肉粥 / 义燒腸粉
millienium egg / pork congee and roast pork rice roll
Typical Hong Kong Cantonese breakfast

Deep Fried Dace Fish Balls 生炸鯪魚球
Only HK$9.8 (US$1.25) (Super Value!!)

Pan Fried Turnip Cake - HK$9.8 (US$1.25) 煎蘿蔔糕

Fried Rice with Chicken and Vegetables 生炒雞絲飯
Only HK$48 (US$6.15)
We just couldn't resist to order a dish of fried rice to wrap up our dim sum brunch.  It is really of Super Value!!  Nowadays even fast food shop will sell fried rice at HK$40-50. $48 at a dim sum restaurant is unbelievably cheap.  (It will cost around HK$80 at peak hours) However we didn't have to compromise on portion and quality.  It was a regular size, cook to order and very delicious dish of fried rice.

So our anti-inflation Saturday dim sum brunch sumed up at HK$39 (US$5) for each of the four of us, inclusive of tea and 10% service charge. 

Alhtough I notice a bit of price rise recently, such as the dace fish ball used to be $8.8 and dim sum combo used to be $23.8 and the fried rice used to be $38, but our dim sum brunch was still at a very attractive price.

At readers' requests, here is the restaurant I went:

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

Hong Kong Food Blog - Anti-Inflation Dim Sum Brunch


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tips on spots to eat in HK. This sure looks good. So we can try it ourselves can you post the name/address?
Thanks from an NZ newbie

Anonymous said...

Those prices are dirt cheap (especially the fish balls and turnip cake) and they look tasty too. It's even cheaper than the US since this is inclusive of service fees & tea (which some restaurants have begun charging). Which restaurant did you visit?