Hong Kong is one of my favorite cities in the world. An absolute must-do when in Hong Kong is to experience traditional “dim sum”. Dim sum is a style of Chinese cuisine prepared as small bite-sized portions of food served in small steamer baskets or on small plates. Dim sum dishes are usually served with tea, and together form a full tea brunch. You can’t leave Hong Kong without taking a wander and discovering the best dim sum in the world at my favorite place – DimDimSum.
I recommend the DimDimSum location hidden away near the old Jordan pier. Why did I choose this particular location, you ask? This lively area exudes quintessential Hong Kong character as it is full of food markets, antique shops, local parks and residences.
Once you reach this foodie haven, do not be alarmed by a long wait. This place is packed at peak meal hours. If you enjoy a late-night bite, DimDimSum remains open until 1am. Filled with construction workers from nearby sites, businessmen, young friends and food loving tourists, I was impressed with the diverse demographic at lunchtime. Casual, delicious, and reasonably priced, it is no surprise why this this restaurant was ranked as one of the 101 Best Restaurants in the WORLD.
Now let’s cut to the dumplings. With a pencil in hand, you can go through the paper menu and check-off your selections. I recommend ordering one dish at a time throughout the course of your meal to ensure each item arrives super hot and steamy. Each dish is relatively small, so depending on how hungry you are, you should try a mix of different items. The menu boasts all the dumpling classics (shrimp, pork, vegetable) along with a few must-try house creations. With such an expansive menu of both traditional and creative concoctions, Ladyhattan has a few dim sum favorites to share. Dare to taste the piggy buns oozing with homemade salty-sweet custard, the black-truffle crab dumplings, and cha siu pork paired with apples inside a warm pastry. Another DimDimSum essential to check on your list is the Char Siu Bao (barbecued meat steamed buns). These are the soft white buns splitting open at the top as they’re steamed and filled with slivers of red pork – delicious. But at the end of the day, you can’t go wrong with a classic shrimp or pork dumpling because they are steamed to utter perfection.
Read-on below where I have captured my favorite moments through the busy streets of the Jordan district en route to a dim sum delight. Can you spot the Cheshire cat atop air conditioners for sale, the classic red cabs, or a little lady out for a scooter ride? Enjoy the streets of Hong Kong followed by the best dim sum in the world at DimDimSum found in the Jordan district. Scroll to the bottom for more information and Ladyhattan tips on visiting this dim sum oasis.
Visit DimDimSum in Hong Kong
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: http://www.dimdimsum.hk/
- Instagram: @dimdimsumhk
- Hashtag: #dimdimsumhk
- Ladyhattan Tip: Order the piggy buns and Siu Mai (pork dumplings with crab roe)
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