Chinese/Dim Sum, Hong Kong

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    Serenade Chinese Restaurant: Dim Sum with a View

    by Rodan44 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Dim Sum @ Serenade Chinese Restaurant

    Having a Chinese Dim Sum meal is an absolute must for any visitor to Hong Kong. While the choices of dim sum places ranges from rather grundgy local places to upmarket hotels, Serenade Chinese Restaurant combines a pleasant atmosphere and spectacular view with some pretty decent trolley cart served dim sum. Located at the Hong Kong Cultural Center in Kowloon, probably the #1 reason to go is the panoramic view of Victoria Harbour, one of the best you will find. It's also pretty easy on the wallet.

    Favorite Dish: All the dim sum classics are here. Just wait for a trolley to come by and point to whatever looks good. But remember to pace yourself!

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  • King's Fortune Seafood Restaurant: Great Dinner Prices.

    by Lionizer Written Jul 15, 2009

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    King's Fortune Seafood Restaurant has a Hot Pot buffet at night for only 68 HKD on weekdays and 78 HKD for weekends and public holidays. If you don't know what Hot Pot is, it basically is like having a huge steamer in front of you, in which you put food to boil in, then eat. The buffet includes unlimited drinks (Coca Cola, Coca Cola Zero, Sprite, Schweppes Cream Soda, Chinese Herbal Tea), unlimited food, and unlimited dessert (Ice Cream or Chinese Desserts). The restaurant also has dim sum, with a discount after 2 pm, and normal Chinese cuisine at night.

    Favorite Dish: Hot Pot. Cheap and filling. The fried noodles are really good too, they usually have it at night during the Hot Pot buffet.

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    Tressure City Hot pot Seafood Restaurant: Best Dim Sum

    by mlwang Written Oct 7, 2008

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    yummy Dim Sum.Is a must try if you visit Hong Kong.
    It's the best compare to what we tried before.
    The price is much cheaper just only HKD8 for a bucket of Siu Mai (4 Siu Mai in a bucket)

    Favorite Dish: Sium Mai (Prawns Dumpling)

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    Various: Dim Sum

    by deeper_blue Written Jul 13, 2008

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    A stay in Hong Kong demands some Dim sum food. Some advice, unless you are allergic to certain ingredients or very picky, don't ask too many questions just try it! Check out what is popular and share it with your friends, and you'll be in for a nice surprise. Just don't be too adventurous if you are not sure.

    Favorite Dish: Dumplings and noodle soup

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    Chinese/Dim Sum: Local Cantonese Cafes

    by kentishgirl Updated Jul 3, 2008


    Both Kowloon and Hong Kong Island were heaving with small cafes for the budget traveller. Of course these cafes are basic and offer local food; but the price is good and you can buy and go or be seated if you wish.

    There are heaps of eateries in Hong Kong, so just keep your eyes peeled and you are sure to find something that suits you.

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    Jing Ho Restaurant: Hong Kong Greatest Pastime

    by walterwu Updated Jun 1, 2008

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    Next to the Metropark Hotel - Mongkok, there is a chinese restaurant (sorry, no english menus) which serves good dim sum. The restaurant is located at the junction of Nathan Road and Nullah Road.

    The exterior of this Allied Plaza looks run-down but the interior of the restaurant is pretty impressive. Large tanks with stocks of fishes, lobsters, abalone, etc greets guest at the entrance to the restaurant.

    Prices of certain dim sum items are on special offer daily from 07:00am to 11:00am. Dim Sum for 5 pax comes up to about HK$300.

    The place seems to be a favourite for the retirees with their traditional newspaper reading and having dim sum.

    Favorite Dish: Egg Tart and host of all other dim sum

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    Dim Sum for Breakfast

    by divecat1978 Written Apr 2, 2008
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    I always watch drama series where they served nice "cha siew pao" and dim sum. So, woke up early that morning and walked to find dim sum shop..... We went into shopping mall and found this place.

    Favorite Dish: Dim sum and "siew loong pao"

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    DIMSUM LOVER

    by ancient_traveler Written Mar 25, 2008
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    Dim sum, which is uniquely Cantonese, dates back to the 10th Century and literally means “to touch the heart”. Although these days it is translated as “light snack”. Dim sum forms an integral part of the “yum cha” or “drink tea” meals, where tea is taken throughout the meal. Dim sum features bite-sized morels of meat, seafood and vegetables wrapped in a thin coating of pastry or dough and then either steamed, braised, fried or boiled. In many traditional Cantonese restaurants, waiter wheel around trolleys laden with the bamboo basket in which dim sum are steamed. Waiters calling out their wares, coupled with the hubbub of lively conversation, make these restaurants noisy, but fun.

    Favorite Dish: Shaomai (siu mai): Small steamed dumplings with pork inside a thin wheat flour wrapper. Usually topped off with crab roe and mushroom.

    Shrimp Dumpling (har gau): A delicate steamed dumpling with whole or chopped-up shrimp filling and thin (almost translucent) wheat starch skin.

    Char siu baau (char siu baau): the most popular bun with a Cantonese barbecued pork filling. It can be either steamed to be fluffy and white or baked with a light sugar glaze to produce a smooth golden-brown crust.

    Rice noodle rolls or cheong fun (cheong fun): These are wide rice noodles that are steamed and then rolled. They are often filled with different types of meats or vegetables inside but can be served without any filling. Rice noodle rolls are fried after they are steamed and then sprinkled with sesame seeds. Popular fillings include beef, dough fritter, shrimp, and barbecued pork. Often topped with a sweetened soy sauce.

    Lotus leaf rice (lou mai gai): Glutinous rice is wrapped in a lotus leaf into a triangular or rectangular shape. It contains egg yolk, dried scallop, mushroom, water chestnut and meat (usually pork and chicken). These ingredients are steamed with the rice and although the leaf is not eaten, its flavour is infused during the steaming. Lo mai gai is a kind of rice dumpling. A similar but lighter variant is known as "Pearl Chicken" (珍珠雞 jan jyu gai, 珍珠鸡 zhēnzhūjī).

    Egg tart (dan tat): composed of a base made from either a flaky puff pastry type dough or a type of non-flaky cookie dough with a egg custard filling, which is then baked. Some high class restaurants put bird's nest on top of the custard. In other places egg tarts can be made of a crust and a filling of egg whites and some where it is a crust with egg yolks.

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    Chinese/Dim Sum: Serenade Chinese Restaurant

    by yatingchen Written Jan 4, 2008

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    Hong Kong's Dim-Sum is the best in the word.
    The best taste with reasonable price.
    You can try all what you take interest from the menu.

    Favorite Dish: The restaurant is located at bay.
    You have the best view to see amazing Hong Kong Island

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    Hong Kong Lao Shang Hai Restaurant: Shanghai Cuisine

    by MINOSUKE Updated Dec 8, 2007

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    This restaurant is on the basement of Century Hotel. We happened to stay in the hotel, because a strong typhoon prevented us from going to Dhuhai by ferry boat. Finding a room in a hotel seemed to be impossible for us. We almost gave it up and were about to ready to stay overnight at the ferry terminal, when my friend in Dhuhai did all his efforts to find a room in this hotel. Walking on the streets from a subway station to the hotel, we noticed most of the restaurants had already been closed. We were totally exhausted when we arrived at the hotel. So we were very glad to know that this restaurant was open.
    Later I knew that this restaurant, Lao Shang Hai, was a popular restaurant of Sanghai Cuisine.
    There a friendly manager who could speak Japanese advised us what to order. Every dish he recommeded was very delicous. We were too happy to mind the price, so we might have ordered a little expensive dish.

    Favorite Dish: Jellyfish in vinegar, Fried Shrimp with Chili Sauce, Crab Eggs on Spinach, Fried Noodle in Shang Hai style...
    Every dish we ordered was delicious.

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    Serenade: Delicious Dim Sum

    by MINOSUKE Updated Dec 3, 2007

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    Big Gyoza (Jiaozi) in Clear Soup
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    They always have more than 100 kinds of dim sum. Gyoza(Jiaozi) , which are made to have shapes of animals or seafood (such as fish, squid, elephants...) are not only cute but delicious.
    In addition to dim sum, you can also order typical Cantonese dish.
    This restaurant is on Victoria Harbour. So you may enjoy the harbour view.
    open 11:00 - 23:30 / 10:00 - 23:30 (on Sundays)

    Favorite Dish: All the dim sums we ordered were very good.
    Fried Green Vegetables seemed very good for health.
    We can enjoy the lotus flavor with Steamed Rice in A Lotus Leaf.

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    Yung Kee: Cantonese Cuisine, Roasted Goose

    by MINOSUKE Updated Dec 3, 2007

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    Yung Kee is a popular Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong.
    The food served there is very delicious. The atmosphere of the restaurant is familiar and the people working there are friendly.
    The roasted goose is well known. It is smaller than Peking Duck, but it is as delicious as Peking Duck.
    When I go to Hong Kong, I'd like to go to this restaurant again.

    Favorite Dish: All the dishes we ordered were very good.
    Mushroom Soup was very unique and special. Whole shiitake mashrooms (about two inches in diameter) are simmered in thick soup.
    Crab simmered with Bean-starch Vermicelli is very delicious, too. The vermicelli has become really good absorbing the flavor of crab.
    I like Fried Noodle with Mashroom and Onion. The mashrooms are sliced in big size, so they are very comfortably chewy.

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    Wukong Shanghai Restaurant: Yummy Turnip cake and dimsum

    by jolaone Written May 29, 2007

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    On Peking Rd, near Nathan Rd in Kowloon, HK.
    Typical upper-end Chinese restaurant setting, with very attentive service, ultra cold air-conditioning, and lots of space. The food was above average, and not over-priced, or over-greased.

    Favorite Dish: My ultimate favourite was the deep-fried Turnip cake, which had an incredible crisp batter and perfectly flavoured turnip filling. Didn't find it anywhere else.

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    Dynasty: The Dim Sum experience without the chaos!

    by aliyaS Written Apr 15, 2007

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    At the Renaissance Hotel’s very own internationally acclaimed restaurant Dynasty, you can experience Chinese dining at it’s finest.

    Coming from a long line of chefs, their award-winning Chief Executive Chef, Tam Sek Lun, is the culinary genius behind Dynasty with 30 years' of professional experience.

    This is the perfect spot to have a relaxing dim sum experience, with good service and a fantastic view.
    It's a perfect spot to have a larger gathering with their private rooms, business meetings or just a meal with family and friends.

    Favorite Dish: Chef Tam’s signature dishes include Barbecued pork, Steamed Fresh Crab Claw with Garlic, Baked Silver Cod Fish and many more.
    Steamed Fresh Crab Claw with Garlics (Signature dish of Dynasty Restaurant)
    Be sure to try Dynasty’s chilled sago cream with mango and grapefruit to finish a satisfying meal.

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    Chinese/Dim Sum: Chinese dim sum

    by stefantung Updated Jan 4, 2007

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    Chinese dim-sum is one of the Chinese food that you should not miss in Hong Kong !
    There is different kind of dim-sum. The price of a dish of dim-sum is about HKD$8-10 (Euro 0.8-1, US$ 1.03-1.28). Most of them are delicious and worth trying !
    Apart from dim-sum, most Chinese restaurants provide other Chinese food like fried rice and fried noddles. There are also special Chinese food like barbecued duck.
    There is tea provided once you get a seat. in Hong Kong, pu-er and xiang-pian are the most common type of tea. Fueling of tea and water are free of charge.
    There are lots of food that are worth trying, trust me.
    The food for lunch and dinner is different. For lunch, the restaurants provide dim-sum and fried rice. For dinner, they provide seafood, some Chinese dishes like vegetables and meat. Normally there is no dim-sum provided for dinner. And the price for a dinner is more expensive than a lunch.

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