Top Dim Sum Restaurants in Hong Kong
You can’t deny that dim sum is part of Hong Kong’s identity. There’s just something about those bamboo steamers and all the deliciousness they contain. Whether you prefer to stick to the classics or try something a bit different, there’s plenty of options to get your dim sum fix in Hong Kong.
1. SPRING MOON
The Peninsula’s Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant presents fine Chinese cuisine in its purest form. Dim sum at Spring Moon is a timeless classic, featuring expertly crafted favourites from baked barbecued pork puff and steamed lobster and shrimp dumpling with lobster bisque, steamed Sicilian shrimp and minced pork dumpling with a refined twist.
Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
2. LIN HEUNG TEA HOUSE
Hidden away amid all the hustle and bustle there’s the Lin Heung Tea House, which is a step back in time. Lin Heung is one of the oldest traditional Cantonese restaurants in Hong Kong, serving only delicious dim sum during the day. There are lines around the block come lunchtime, and crowds don’t lie.
Lin Heung Tea House, 160 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
3. HOI KING HEEN
While offering refined classics such as premium shrimp dumplings, fish maw and abalone dumpling in soup, Hoi King Heen is also keen on exploring new ways of crafting dim sum with innovative recipes. Pan-fried glutinous rice dumplings filled with peanuts and chicken, steamed rice flour rolls with scallop, pumpkin and Yunnan cucumber are just some of the standout dishes that exemplify how the restaurant successfully takes the dim sum tradition to new heights.
Hoi King Heen, B2, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
4. MOTT 32
Mott 32, where time-honoured dim sum recipes are given a modern spin with premium ingredients. Must-haves include the crispy prawn rice roll, a homage to traditional rice rolls but with a satisfying crunch; and the show-stopping taro croquettes made with chicken, prawn and shiitake mushroom that is perfectly fried to give a tantalising gold colour.
Mott 32, Basement, 4-4A Des Voeux Road Cental, Central, Hong Kong
5. KIN’S KITCHEN
Kin’s Kitchen prides itself on offering an extensive array of steamed dishes. From shrimp and meat dumplings topped with truffle paste, to pan-fried glutinous rice buns with meat and steamed beef balls with tofu sheets, it’s certainly a challenge to not find something you’ll love from their menu.
Kin’s Kitchen, 5/F, W Square, 314-324 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong