Updated: Jun 29, 2020
Praise the Cantonese for creating the deliciousness of dim sum (which translates roughly to 'light snack'). There is an abundance of dim sum restaurants across Hong Kong serving steamed goodness in little bamboo baskets. These are my favourite dim sum experiences from the few days we spent in Hong Kong.
Like its name, this simple venue in bustling Wan Chai district is simple and no-fuss. The menus are easy tick-box style and the crowd a mix of students and shoppers, locals and backpackers. And the food, cheap and oh so tasty.
Must-try: Har Gow, Steamed Honeycomb Sponge Cake, Fried Wonton, Pineapple Buns
While this may not be the most delectable dim sum I have eaten, it wasn't bad either and I rate it for the aesthetic experience. This busy location in Mongkok seems to always have a bit of a queue but moves through quickly. An instragram hot-spot, Yum Cha attracts a crowd and is a little more expensive.
Must-try: Hot Custard Buns
If there is only one place you eat BBQ pork buns (char siu bao) in Hong Kong, then let in be at Tim Ho Wan's. This place is a Hong Kong institution turned international brand is famous for these little parcels of sticky pork goodness wrapped in a cloud of soft, fluffy bun. Try to arrive at an off-peak time, the lines here can be chaotic.
Must-try: BBQ Pork Bun