A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH A 1920’S DIM SUM TEA PARLOUR
Our dim sum guided lunch is not exactly for the faint of heart. Think old-school, bird cages, spittoons and waitstaff who look like they’re still time frozen in the 60’s. Dysfunctionally functional, which is our favourite kind of functional.
In fact, this 1920’s dim sum parlour is so infamous that a Timeout HK article has listed it as one of the top Hong Kong Chinese Restaurants in HK to try; going so far to say that “if you’re going to have dim sum only once during your stay in Hong Kong, this is the place. A decades-old parlour in Hong Kong’s Central District, they make no concessions to modernity or to English speakers, so be prepared for pantomime or go with a Cantonese-speaking friend.”
So, what is dim sum? Think of dim sum as Chinese tapas, small dishes meant to be shared around the table. The epitome of Hong Kong food, dim sum is a must eat when you’re in Hong Kong & we are going super old-school. You’re going to learn how to look for your own seat & wash your own dishes, learn what tea is paired with dim sum and how to survive (I mean, get food) in a dim sum parlour, delve into the history, origins, traditions and culture of dim sum & experience pouring tea from a traditional teapot (it’s harder than you think!).
* Please see our Fishballs’ Food Adventurous Scale to see why this tour has been rated a 1-2.