A BLAST FROM THE PAST WITH A 1920’S DIM SUM TEA PARLOUR
WED & SAT
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!).
2 guests minimum to run the tour. 12 guests maximum.
FOOD TASTINGS & TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
WELCOME TO THE MODERN DAY HUNGER GAMES
You’ll be able to try at least 6 of the different varieties of dim sum pictured below. The menu for your particular tour will be set by the guide and will depend on the availability of dim sum & the aggressiveness of the other guests on that particular day. Your guide will try their hardest to get the tastiest dim sum for you, but sometimes the other guests are hardcore AF.
PLEASE NOTE: Below is an example of the different dishes you may be trying.