Exploring Hong Kong: Things to do in the land of Dim Sum

 Planning a visit to the land of dim sum? Here’s what you may want to check out!

Lin Heung Tea House

160-164 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong; 852-2544-4556

Nearest MTR: Central

A decades-old parlor in Hong Kong’s Central District that offers a tasty and unmediated slice of Old Hong Kong. Don’t leave without having the lotus paste buns or the glutinous rice dumplings.


Temple Street Night Market

Nearest MTR: Jordan or Yau Ma Tei

Buzzling with lots of activities, food and goods, this is a place to experience a little slice of a life of a Hong Kong local.


Cha Chan Teng

Mido Café

63 Temple Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong; 852-2384-6402

Nearest MTR: Yau Ma Tei

Tsui Wah

15D-19 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong; 852-2525-6338

Nearest MTR: Central

Australian Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司

G/F, 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan, Hong Kong (MTR Jordan Exit C2)

Opening Hours: 7:30am – 11:00pm (Closed Thursdays)

Capital Café 華星冰室

Shop B1, G/F, Kwong Sang Hong Building, 6 Heard Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (10 min walk from Wan Chai MTR)

Tel:+852 2666 7766

Opening Hours: 7am – 11:00pm


How can you say you have visited Hong Kong if you did not visit their local tea shops?


Dim Sum

Fook Lam Moon 福臨門

Shop 3, G/F, Newman House 35-45 Johnston Road, Wanchai Hong Kong Tel: (+852) 2866 0663 (10 min walk from Wan Chai MTR)

53-59 Kimberley Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon Tsim Sha Tsui MTR, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2366 0286

Tel: +852 2866 0663

Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30am-3pm (Mon-Sat), 11am-3pm (Sun). Dinner 6-11pm Daily

Tin Lung Heen 天龍軒

102/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui (Kowloon MTR)

Tel: +852 2263 2270

Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 2:30pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Mon to Fri), 11:30am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm (Sat to Sun)

Lung King Heen 龍景軒

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, Podium 4, 8 Finance Street, Central (Hong Kong MTR)

Tel: +852 3196 8888

Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 2:30 pm; 6pm – 10:30 pm

Sun Tung Lok 新同樂

4/F, Miramar Shopping Centre, 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit B2)

Tel: +852 2152 1417

Opening Hours: 11:30pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:30pm Daily

Cuisine Cuisine 國金軒

3/F, The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon (10 min walk from Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit B2)

Tel: +852 2315 5222

Opening Hours: 11:30am-2:30pm & 6:00pm-10:30pm (Mon-Sat), 10:30am-3:00pm & 6:00pm-10:30pm (Sun & PH)

Central Branch: Shop 3101, Podium Level 3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong;Tel: +852 2393 3933

Hong Kong dim sum items comes in many varitues;  from steamed, baked, pan-fried to deep fried. When in doubt, order the classic dim sum items like pork dumplings, BBQ pork buns, shrimp dumplings, rice rolls and egg tarts.


Wanton and Beef Brisket Noodles

Mak’s Noodle 麥奀記

G/F, 77 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong

Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 11am – 10pm

Tsim Chai Kee 沾仔记

98 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2850 6471

Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm

Kau Kee Restaurant 九記牛腩

21 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong Island (MTR Sheung Wan Exit E2, moving to Bonham Strand and walk uphill for about 5 min)

Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon-Sat), Closed Sun

Most of the noodles are springy and thin, with soup bases cooked with powdered dried shrimp, flounder and pork bones that makes such a punch. Wanton with big juicy prawns, and beef that melts in your mouth.

Roast Meats

Joy Hing Food Shop 再興燒臘飯店

Shop C 265-267 Hennessy Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island (MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A2 and walk along Hennesy Road, turn left to Stewart Road and walk for 5 min)

Tel: +852 25196639

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Sham Tseng Chan Kee Roasted Goose 深井陳記燒鵝

427-427A Reclamation Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2491 0722

Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm

Yung Kee Restaurant 鏞記酒家

32-40 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong Island (MTR Central Exit D2, walk up D’Aguilar Street and turn right into Wellington Street)

Tel: +852 2522 1624

Opening Hours: 11am – 11:30pm

Hong Kong’s Roasted Meats consist of three must eat items – Char Siu (barbecued pork), siu yuk (roast pork belly) and roasted goose.

Egg Tarts

Tai Cheong Bakery 泰昌餅家

G/F, 35 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central

Tel: +852 2544 3475 $

Opening Hours: 7:30am – 9pm (Mon-Sat), 8:30am-9pm (Sun, PH)

Honolulu Café 檀島咖啡餅

G/F & Mezz Floor, 176-178 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai (Wan Chai MTR Exit A4)

Tel: +852 2575 1823 $

Opening Hours: 6:00am – 12:00am

Hoover Cake Shop 豪華餅店

136 Nga Tsin Wai Rd, Kowloon City

Tel: +852 2382 0383 $

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 11:30pm Daily

There are many local snacks you must try in Hong Kong – pineapple buns, mini egg puffs, wife cake, white sugar cake and not forgetting the egg tarts. Get them freshly baked, eat them warm! You can easily find these decadent tarts at old-school confectioneries.



Under Bridge Spicy Crab 橋底辣蟹

G/F-3/F, Ascot Mansion, 421-425 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai

Tel: +852 2834 6268

Opening Hours: 6pm – 6am Daily

Gi Kee Restaurant 銖記海鮮酒家

Shop 3, 2/F, Wong Nai Chung Complex, 2 Yuk Sau Street Happy Valley,

Tel: +852 2574 9937

Ming Court 明阁

Langham Place Hotel, 555 Shanghai Street, Mongkok (Mongkok MTR station Exit C3)

Tel: +852 3552 3300

Opening Hours: 11am – 11:30pm Daily

As one of the world’s biggest port cities, the variety of seafood restaurants  can range from a zi char style restaurant (Gi Kee), seafood restaurant (Under Bridge) or Michelin starred ones (Ming Court). There are several off-the-town Cantonese style seafood places available such as Lei Yue Mun, Sai Kung, Lamma Island for very fresh items.

Hong Kong Desserts

Hui Lau Shan 許留山

58-60 Sai Yeung Choi Street, Mong Kok and other locations

Tel: +852 2781 1626 $

Yee Shun Milk Company 義順牛奶公司

G/F., 506 Lockhard Road, Causeway Bay

Tel: +852 2591 1837 $

Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Mon-Sun)

Auntie Sweet 甜姨姨私房甜品

G/F, 13 Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong Island (MTR Tin Hau Station, Exit A2)

Tel: +852 2508 6962 $

Opening Hours: 12pm-2am (Mon-Fri), 3pm-2am (Sat-Sun)

Hong Kong dessert shop offers amazing varieties which can mean up to 50-100 different types of hot and cold desserts.


Ho Hung Kee Congee and Noodle Shop 何洪记

1204-1205 Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay (Causeway Bay MTR, near Times Square, take elevator or lift up to Level 12)

Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm

Sang Kee Congee Shop 生記粥品專家

7-9 Burd Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Island (MTR Sheung Wan Station Exit A2, turn right and walk about 5 min along Hillier Street)

Tel: +852 2541 1099

Opening Hours: 6:30am – 9pm (Mon-Sat), 6:30am – 6pm (PH) Closed Sun

Congee King 粥麵軒

7 Heard Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island (MTR Wan Chai Station Exit A4, turn right and walk down Hennessy Road and turn right onto Heard Street for about 10 min)

Tel: +852 2882 3268

Opening Hours: 11am – 10:45pm (Mon-Sat), 11am- 9:45pm (Sun)

Cooking porridge for many long hours cause the porridge to have a thick, creamy, smooth texture. The favours of the congee come from pork bones, and you can top it with ingredients such as meat slices, pork ball, fish belly or fresh prawns.

Hong Kong is a buzzling city filled with lots of good food. Do remeber to save some stomach to visit the places local Hong Kongers go to to get a real taste of what this city has to offer! For more travelling blogs, click here 🙂