For a taste of the dim sum scene, Maxim's Restaurant will be a good option. However, avoid it on weekends unless you're prepared to wait for over an hour at the reception with tickets and a number board-- it's that crowded!
For the authentic Cantonese dim sum experience, order from the push cart/trolleys here. It's a matter of spontaneity and being quick to spot a dish you want. Just signal or call out to the staff pushing the trolley and give them your little card to be stamped as they give you your dish. The bill is tallied based on the stamps on your card at the end.
Popular dim sum dishes that I also recommend (including main ingredients):
1. Siew Mai (prawn & pork)
2. Har Gow (prawn)
3. Char Siew Sou (pork)
4. Siu Lung Bau (pork)
5. Lor Bak Go (radish)
6. Lor Mai Gai (chicken & glutinous rice)
7. Ma Tai Go (water chestnut)
Favorite Dish: Generally all decent, but nothing to shout about.
Had a really nice dinner here with hubby on the 10th Anniversary of SAR. While we were eating, the whole of Victoria Harbour was lighted up with flowering fireworks. Can't comment much on the food, since it is good but non-descript.
Favorite Dish: Prefer the dim sum here. Again, it is non-descript but it does come with traditional push cart trolleys.
The upmarket restaurant near the ferry terminal is the best place for Peking Duck.
I had the best Peking Duck ever! :)
Favorite Dish: Crispy, roasted Peking Duck skin and succulent duck meat wrapped in flour pancakes with a sprig of spring onion and a slice of crunchy cucumber all held together with sweet bean paste sauce...
oooooh... Just plain heavenly!
My auntie brought me to have breakfast in Maxims Restaurant. We choose dim sum breakfast, an ambulatory Chinese smorgasbord. Waiters wheel around trolleys laden with the bamboo baskets in which dim sum were steamed. Then they calling out their wares, coupled with the hubbub of lively conversation, made these restaurant noisy, but fun. These dim sum were wonderful; tasty and delicious.
Favorite Dish: The dim sum tradition is uniquely Cantonese and literally means "to touch the heart", although these days it is translated as "light snacks". Dim sum forms an integral part of the yum cha or "drink tea" meals, where the tea is taken throughout the meal. Dim sum features bite-sized morsels of meat, seafood and vegetables wrapped in a thin coating of pastry or dough and then either steamed, fried, braised or boiled.
This is an excellent place that is found all over hong kong. I found myself eating there alot because it was fairly cheap fast and quite good. Try it out some time I give it two thumbs up
Favorite Dish: Duck, because it tastes good
The only Chinese restaurant in Hong Kong International Airport is Maxim's Restaurant. They offers many choices of dim sum & Chinese desserts. The food overall taste very yummy, & since it is at the airport, the prices are reasonable.
This restaurant is in Hong Kong's list of authentic restaurants and yes, the food was definitely chinese! Maxim's at the City Hall is a big restaurant in what looks like a huge reception hall. We got there at 1030 for dimsum brunch and stayed til they started bringing out their dimsum lunch carts. Service was a bit poor for a highly recommended restaurant though.
Favorite Dish: A good selection of dimsum items my favorite of which would be their pork siopao.
This restaurant has awarded 'The restaurant of the year' and serves typical Northern Chinese cuisines. This restaurant used to be very expensive but the prices are much more cheaper now but the qualities remain unchanged.
Favorite Dish: Roasted Duck, Spicy & Sour Soup, Sao-Lung Bao. The pictures shows 'Roasted Duck' in Peking House.
I do not take breakfast at the hotels - they become standard after a while. So, I look out for things the locals would eat such as a quick sandwich, buns etc.
Favorite Dish: in the morning, among the hustle and bustle of rush hours, I join in the crowd and the queue (if any) for their ham and egg sandwich. It is two slices of bread with thick scrambled egg and ham - the filling is extremely generous. And I also go for their savoury buns, with char siew.. and they make one with a sweet topping called Po Lo Char Siew. Most of their buns are great for packing in the bag...while walking around you may be hungry!!!
Maxim's Starhouse Peking Garden (Kowloon side) was very good and is about 2 blocks from the Peninsula Hotel.
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