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No, the name isn’t a joke! It is the name of the restaurant recommended as best Dim Sum in HK by HK Time Out. I was determined to have some local food that wasn’t boiling stomachs or those giant shellfish things that look like enormous horse sized grey penises in the tanks in the middle of the supermarket.

So, at midnight, on my light night in HK, I set off walking to find this place in a pretty no-where area in Kowloon side. All of Honk Kong is safe, and the only creepy places are Chung King Mansions on Nathan Road and the aggressive Indian street hawkers following you muttering “Fake Watches, Fake Hand Bags” who get annoyed when you tell them no. Although I did get followed by an Indian guy on this particular stroll – I eluded him by waiting in a 7/11 until he buggered off – and because of that I felt I had to send a little text back home to the office so they knew where I was, just in case… But totally unnecessary!

BEFORE:

AFTER:

I could have ordered far more adventurously than I did, but I was hungry and didn’t have the stomach for any surprises at that hour. I opted for (l to r): Baked pineapple cakes, Fried somethings with wasabi, Siu Mai and Steamed Beef with tangerine rind balls.

The baked pineapple cakes were filled with pineapple pieces and were really yummy. The wasabi things I didn’t like at all – I thought they were a bit greasy and slimy all at the same time although the 6 young HK guys at the table next to me were loving them. Siu Mai, were really delicious but the real winner was the Beef and tangerine. Along Reclamation Street at the end of the fruit market you see all the orange peels drying all over every surface in the sun and the smell is wonderful. Here it is cooked with the beef mince, water chestnut and onion. Totally delicious.

All of the dim sum here are cooked from scratch and made to order in the little kitchen adjoining the restaurant. There are no glass cases with dim sum steaming in them all day long. The menus are in English and Chinese and the staff speak enough English to help with any questions. And if they can’t a nearby table will be approachable to ask with teens and 20 somethings who’s English will be pretty fluent.

My whole meal cost £6.

Dimdim Sum Dimsum Specialty Store
21-23 Man Ying St, Jordan,
2771 7766. Daily 10.30am-1am.

 

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ON THE TROT

November 28th, 2011 | Posted by The Booyah Cook in Hong Kong | Travel - (0 Comments)

Well I am laughing to myself as to what “the trots” means in Australia which is a bit funny because I am also in Hong Kong giving a brief culinary update after eating thing, or not eating things.

I have had black seasame ice cream, shaoxing wine ice cream (so disgusting), pumpkin ice cream, purple sweet potato ice cream and pink guava ice cream, $90 cans of coca cola in the hotel lobby, teas made from lychees, brown sugar and cloves or star anise and pine nuts, yakitori, scallops on snow, the “it” cakes that look a quite Christian Lacroix I suppose and oolong tea, jasmine tea, matcha tea macarons.

Things I haven’t eaten: dried fish, pickled oysters, those giant shellfish things that look like mammoth shrivelled grey cocks, dim sum or noodles.

Of course I have pictures of everything but not the facility right now to upload so the real posts about everything will come later.

I have also seen two German beer halls, one with a very decent restaurant with huge chunks of meat and errrr, rice… King Ludwig on Salisbury Road and another one. Was a pretty seedy street so don’t know if I would want to go back to that one.

In other news I have seen three cats – one in a cake tin in a shop window, one a bit crippled running from the fruit market making its way up to the alley near Shanghai Street (dodging dried orange peel perhaps?) and tonight a BLACK one RAN OUT IN FRONT OF ME. It too had a hobbledy walk and only half a tail. I wonder if it was meant to be bad luck? I hardly think so.

I had some bad luck before I saw the cat – my plane was to land back in London on 30th November at Heathrow. No thanks. So I have had the flight changed to land in Paris instead. I didnt pay for it, work did. I am happy to be able to have my birthday there afterall.

BUT BEFORE I GO BACK I have tried two nights in a row to go to Butler on Mody Street which has one the Best Bar award here in HK and both times, fail. Tomorrow night or bust.