Dim sum is a time-honoured tradition deeply embedded in Hong Kong culture and its people. Steamed buns, juicy dumplings, and lotus leaf-wrapped rice are all synonymous with the artful and nostalgic cuisine. And for those familiar with the Cantonese ritual, rolling dim sum trolleys and old men holding up newspapers are all integral in memories of family gatherings. So with a keen hunt for the perfect xiao long bao, we round up some of Hong Kong’s most exquisite modern dim sum spots.
Dim Sum & Chinese Tapas at Ming Court
Following in the footsteps of its Cordis, Mong Kok flagship, Ming Court's Wan Chai outpost is nothing short of exemplary. Helmed by award-winning Executive Chef Tsang Chiu King, the restaurant pays tribute to authentic Cantonese dim sum with a contemporary twist. Such renditions include the drunken shrimp dumplings with bamboo shoots in cuttlefish ink and gold leaf and the beetroot-stained steamed rice rolls with shrimp and chives. The new glitzy bar is reminiscent of Gatsby gatherings, infused with Chinese elements to return to its roots. Be sure to order an Oolong tea martini for something light despite its martini structure.
2/F, Great Eagle Centre, 23 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai,