Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hong Kong - To Eat (ABBA Contribution by Frankie Tan 24Feb2015 Dim Dim Sum)

Hong Kong - To Eat
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Dim Dim Sum
(900m from Parklane Hotel and Voted Best Dim Sum in 2011)

*ABBA Contribution by Frankie Tan 24Feb2015*
HKG - What to eat Dim Dim Sum An alternative good Dim Sum place approx 10-15 min walk from Park Lane hotel. This branch is small so go early at 11am. Good quality Dim Sum and not too expensive. Voted best Dim Sum in 2011.
Nice clean environment and good fast service.
*ABBATravel Entry*
English menu is avail on request. What's even better, they have full pictured menu for easiest ordering. From both local and friend sources, they said this place needed to queue for almost an hour before even getting to step inside. However, we were really plesantly surprised to be seated no problems at all at 1040am on a SATURDAY. The place opens only at 10am. When we finished at about 11.30am the place still had plenty of seating.

Ordered On:

Every single RED STARED item
(except the Deep Fried Dumplings with Wasabi Filling)

 Standouts from the stared ones
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings*Usually its more or less the same standards in Hong Kong, but man this place has one of the much thinner skinned ones, with a huge succulent and bouncy prawn on the inside.*
Crispy Rice Rolls Flour with Shrimp

*Something different I hadn't had this before. You've got the lovely soft exterior and the lighty crispy interior. Really lovely combination of textures and tastes!*

Pineapple Buns with Pineapple Custard Filling
 *A different take on the standard po-luo pao I must say. Nice
Crispy Sweet Potato Dumplings
*They look like Ferrero Roche Chocolates. Cute fried balls of fragrant taro and sweet potato fillings. Really good. This had a second round of orders to finish up.*
Taro Filled Matcha Tea Cakes 
*Though I didn't pick up a lot of the green tea accents, but the Taro was super smooth and fragrant. Its got a lovely crispy exterior which compliments the puree of taro on the insides.* 
Pretty Standard tasting Items
Shrimp and Pork Dumplings with Crab Roe (Siu Mai)
Pan Fried Stuffed Eggplant with Teriyaki Sauce

*Interesting presentation and pretty decent as well*
The ones that lack luster:
Piggy Custard Buns

*Nice to look at but insufficient custard that's for sure. On video, people poke the nose holes and it just oozes out which wasn't the case. The conclusion, the better it looks, the worst of it is in taste. It looses hands down to Fu Shin's Shark Fin Restaurant Salted Custard Buns which we double ordered.*
Black Truffle and Mixed Mushroom Bun

*It look pretty like a giant mushroom but its really soft bun to look like mushroom with some mushroom filling on the inside. Not fully stuffed but really light on the flavor.*Other Non-Stared Stuff We ordered 
Beef Meatballs with Sun-dried Tangerine Peel
*Didn't pick up on the hints of the tangerine but it was quite good*
Steamed Squid with Garlic 
*Its a little light on the salt to be honest but the others liked it and said just give me a hot bowl of rice and we're golden!*  
Steamed Pork Rib
*A classic order and really has nice soft white bone.*
Steamed Poached Pear with Mandarin Peel and Honey
 *Pretty alright with some mixed reviews. Its warm and the soup with the herbs used are good for clearing coughs.*
Total Fed 7 at 696HKD to be exact. 100HKD Each
Pardon the missing of shots, but the food came too fast and furious that no time to take pictures. Just Wow! I'd come back here. Both for price and quality of food to try some more of their non-starred items. The place is reported to be popular with the locals. They have a unique take on the usual Dim Sum which makes dining here both interesting and stomach filling for sure! The prices are very reasonable and the choices are abundant! Worth while to check it out and give it a try.
Ordered On
ABBA Contribution by Frankie Tan

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