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We’ve been receiving lots of requests for dim sum restaurant suggestions when traveling to Hong Kong. The list below includes places you can visit every day. Now, get ready to dive into the dim sum world.
The Cordis Hotel is located in Mong Kok, the busiest district in the Kowloon Side of Hong Kong, and its Ming Court restaurant offers exquisite Cantonese dim sums. This restaurant was awarded two Michelin Star by the 2016 Michelin Guide and excels in flavor and presentation. Our favorites are the pan-fried mushroom buns for the main dish and the crystal extravagance for dessert. The presentation of the dessert is dreamy and perfect for recording a video.
Tip: Make reservations ahead of time and be sure to try their dinner menu.
Address: 6/F, Cordis Hotel, 555 Shanghai St, Mong Kok, Hong Kong
Average Price: USD 50
T’ang Court is the twin sister of Ming Court, which belongs to the Langham Hospitality Group. It was awarded three Michelin Star in 2016 and is only one of four Cantonese restaurants in the world to receive this accolade. It offers fine dining with dishes prepared from premium ingredients. You will absolutely fall in love with every dim sum on its menu. Besides the dim sum, you should also try the irresistible baked stuffed crab shell with crab meat and onion. Words cannot describe how tasty it is – full of crab meat and crispy top layer.
Tip: Make reservations ahead of time for Fridays and weekends. Order the baked stuffed crab shell with crab meat and onion.
Address: 1/F, The Langham Hong Kong, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Average Price: 50 USD
This restaurant is the world’s first Chinese restaurant to be awarded the coveted three Michelin Star and has been receiving the award annually since 2009. Chan Yan Tak, the executive chef of Lung King Heen, is credited with inventing the baked whole abalone puff with diced chicken, which is now served in many other dim sum restaurants around the world. On our visit here, we had to try it and it was surprisingly flaky and buttery and topped with tender abalone. Each dim sum is freshly made when you order and is wrapped meticulously by the chef to ensure a perfect taste for guests. So, onto the most important question: what should you order? The answer is baked barbecue pork buns, and of course, the abalone puff.
Tip: Make reservations three months ahead and ask for a table by the window.
Address: Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Average Price: USD 70
You may be familiar with the world-renowned service offered at the Peninsula Hong Kong, but maybe not so much with its equally impressive Cantonese restaurant, Spring Moon. Spring Moon received its first one Michelin Star in 2016 and offers luxurious dim sum experience with exceptional service. The design of the restaurant is reminiscent of 1920s Shanghai with an antique-style teak floor. Begin your dining experience with some refreshing, freshly-made walnut appetizer, and follow it up with the steamed barbecued pork bun (our favorite!) and the signature barbecued pork puffs. Then, end with the classic mango pomelo.
Tip: Make a reservation and ask for a table on the second floor for more privacy.
Address: 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Average Price: 50 USD
Cuisine Cuisine is famous for its authentic Cantonese cuisine served with a contemporary twist. Ever-creative Dim Sum Master Chef, Ringo Wong, has outdone himself yet again introducing a whole new range of nine original dim sums with filling compositions ranging from the praised Matsuba crab to the infamous durian. This restaurant is the one missing piece in the list of great dim sum restaurants in the Michelin Guide. Start off with Cuisine Cuisine dim sum combination and order the honey-glazed barbecue pork and the pan-fried Wagyu buns with barbecued sauce.
Tip: You absolutely must order the pan-fried Wagyu buns.
Address: The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Average Price: 50 USD
Hong Kong is our hometown and we always travel there on our favorite airline, Cathay Pacific, which won the “World’s Best Airline” award several times. They are known for providing comfortable seats and excellent service. If you have some time to spend at the Hong Kong International Airport, you should definitely check out their lounge – The Wing in Hong Kong. It offers a large variety of food, including dim sums, pastries and fresh juices, and a great view that overlook the departing flights.
@HangryDiary are the sister-sister pairing of Jocelyn and Justine. Their passion for exploring new restaurants inspired them to become food bloggers after graduating from USC and UCLA, respectively. They were raised in Hong Kong but moved to Los Angeles to study. You can often find them eating at the hottest restaurants in town and taking an obscene amount of time to shoot that perfect angle.