From dim sum trolleys at the long-standing Lin Heung Tea House to weekend dim sum brunch at Duddell’s, one cannot deny that dim sum is part of Hong Kong’s identity. Whether you prefer to stick to the classics—char siu bao (barbecued pork bun) and har gao (steamed shrimp dumplings)—or try something a bit more modern, there's plenty of options to get your dim sum fix in Hong Kong. Here's our list of the finest dim sum restaurants in the city—plus the best dishes to try:
1. Spring Moon
The grand dame of hotels is not only a destination for afternoon tea, but a trusted stalwart for refined dim sum. Spring Moon, as the hotel’s flagship Chinese restaurant, is a beautiful backdrop for enjoying exquisite teas and delicate morsels designed and crafted by executive chef Lam Yuk-Ming and his brigade.
An expert in Cantonese cuisine, chef Lam helped secure one Michelin star for the award-winning Pearl Dragon restaurant in Macau prior to moving back to Hong Kong. Among his menu, you’ll find classics such as baked barbecued pork puffs as well as elevated treats such as the signature steamed Sicilian shrimp and minced pork dumpling.
While we recommend eating the delicate dumplings without extra sauces and condiments, Spring Moon’s signature XO sauce (made since 1986) is the perfect accent for dishes that can take an extra punch of flavour.
Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, 22 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2696 6760; peninsula.com