One thing you should not miss in HK is the Dim Sum, it’s a Cantonese specialty and most certainly one of my favorites. Here is a list of some of the popular places to try it out:
Tim Ho Wan, the Dim-Sum Specialists
Located in Mong Kok, Tim Ho Wan is a very famous Cantonese Dim-Sum restaurant. Here is so popular that basically you need to wait for at least one hour after you get the number then you can get the empty seat. The Pastry baked barbecued pork bun, shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, sweet-scented osmanthus cake and pork rice rolls are so delicious that you will find your waiting is worthy.
Price: About 50 HKD per person.
Address: 2-20 Kwong Wa Street, Mongkok, Kowloon
Man Fai is famous for its seafood Dim Sum. The restaurant has great reputation among the citizens. Highly recommend the cuttlefish ball and fish dumplings.
Price: About 40 HKD per person.
Address: 22-24, Jardine’s Bazaar, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Island
Lin Heung Tea House
Noisy and usually over-spilling with people, it’s one of the oldest Dim Sum places and still popular. Not just about the food but also it’s tradition and character.
Price: 50 HKD per person
Address: G/F 160-164 Wellington Street, Central
Hoi King Heen
Address: B2, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Din Tai Fung
Price Range: $101-$200
Address: Shop 130, 3/F, Silvercord, 30 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
One Dim Sum
Price Range: $60+
Address: Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion, 15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward
Dim Dim Sum
Price Range: 50+
Address: 112 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok
You can view more Dim Dum restaurants as rated by locals at http://www.openrice.com/en/hongkong/restaurants/dish/dim-sum
Here’s a guide to the items at a Dim Sum restaurant with English translations: