Hey ya! I went to Hong Kong 2 weeks plus ago. It was my second visit in 3+ years. What can I say about Hong Kong? It’s a mecca for foodaholics alright!!!
I never get to sample any dim sum during my first visit to Hong Kong. Believe it or not? So I make sure I get to taste my first ever dim sum at Lin Heung Tea House (蓮香樓) the next day. Why Lin Heung Tea House you may ask. Well, if you want to experience the most authentic and traditional dim sum flavor from an 80+ old tea house, this is THE PLACE.
But first you gotta be prepared for what’s not: Crowd, sharing table, noise and possibly unclean cutlery. Oh I was prepared for all this before I came. Hehe
We went up the stairs and found this:
Huge crowd of dim sum-mers. Hahaha
The time was 11.20am.
Luckily one waiter found a table for us. Our table mate consist of a lone guy, a lone lady and 3 buddies. Sharing table is not new to me as I’ve done this at some places in Malaysia. Okay, next challenge please?
Once seated we were given a ticket with numbers on it.
Suddenly a cart lady was sighted!
Some people got scolded by the cart lady for rushing her. The rule here is wait for your turn. I waited for mine, choose what I wanted and hand her my ticket.
There’s no menu here. You see what you want and tell the lady. I even ask them some of the dim sum name but I ended up looking blank. Muahahaha
Let’s see what we had…
Total bill came to HK$125 (RM49.60). I think the price is okay. I would get the same in Malaysia too.
To sum it up, it was noisy, loud and crowded. Found the table, cup and cutlery to be a little unclean but nothing unbearable (you can always clean ’em with hot water except table of course). All in all it was a delightful experience. Love the dim sum and dining atmosphere.
I would love to come back again to sample more dim sum and their rice+side dishes for dinner.
A must-go dining place. 🙂
Lin Heung Tea House
160-164 Wellington Street,
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2544 4566
Business hours: 6.00am-11.00pm, daily
Morning-Mid lunch: dim sum
Evening: group dining
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