Top 3 Dim Sum Joints To Try In Hong Kong

If you happen to be in Hong Kong, there are a few must-visit dim sum establishments that should be on your list
A traditional street side joint in Hong Kong
A traditional street side joint in Hong Kong

After a day of travel and exploration, it&rsquos natural to feel the need for comfort. For me, there&rsquos nothing better than a hot and delicious plate of dim sum to rejuvenate and energise me. This Cantonese delicacy is integral to the culture and is enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The art of enjoying dim sums with hot tea is known as &ldquoyum cha,&rdquo a practice followed widely in East Asian cultures. There are many ways to eat dim sum. It can be enjoyed steamed, with a soup, and even fried If you&rsquore in Hong Kong, here are some of the best dim sum places you shouldn&rsquot miss. 

Yan Toh Heen

Yan Toh Heen is a Michelin-star restaurant specialising in different dim sums. The chefs at Yan Toh Heen prepare fresh dim sum every day. Among wide varieties, their shrimp-based dim sums are considered best-selling. The translucent skin dim sums filled with succulent shrimp are served with piping hot chilli oil and soy sauce. Yan Toh Heen&rsquos barbeque pork buns are another one of their best-selling dishes. These delicious, soft and fluffy buns filled with sweet, barbecued pork are widely enjoyed by people and are one of the staple dishes of Cantonese cuisine. Yan Toh Heen also serves vegetarian options. Their vegetable dumplings, filled with carrots, edamame, and tofu, are a favourite among many vegetarian customers. 

Location18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Yum Cha

Yum Cha is another place in Hong Kong well-known for serving authentic Cantonese cuisine. Yum Cha serves a wide range of dim sums, buns, spring rolls, etc. Their best-selling items include chicken and pork steamed soup dumplings, steamed pork rice rolls, and steamed vegetable dumplings. Besides its delicious Cantonese dishes, Yum Cha is also known for its Instagram-worthy interiors, made of brick and rose gold accents, along with the fun dish presentations. 

Location&nbspShop 1-2, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Central Direction Sheung Van MTR Exit, Hong Kong

Dragon King

In New Town Plaza Mall, Hong Kong, Dragon King is famous for serving mouth-watering Cantonese cuisine. Even though Dragon King is unlike other quintessential Cantonese-style restaurants, it is still a favourite among many locals and travellers. They are well-known for serving unique dim sum dishes such as molten custard buns with pumpkin and dumplings with wild mushrooms. Their translucent pork "Har Gow dumplings" are a local favourite. They come with a sauce made up of water chestnuts and bamboo shoots. Apart from dim sums, Dragon King also serves other comfort food such as congee, roast meats, noodle soups, etc. 

Location Dragon King, New Town Shopping Mall, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

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