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Nouveau dim sum in Hong Kong

Miss Needle Feb 12, 2007 08:46 AM

Hello. I'll be in Hong Kong next month, and am looking for a high-end dim sum place -- not high-end as in traditional dim sum (hau gau, shu mai), but more of a nouveau creatve dim sum place. I'm looking for something similar to Lai Wah Heen of Toronto.


I understand that Hutong offers this type of dim sum, but as they only have a selection of 8, I'm looking for a restaurant that offers more variety.

  1. Charles Yu Feb 12, 2007 03:44 PM

    The Chinese restaurant in the new Four Seasons Hotel should meet your criteria. Beware though! Its pretty expensive ( compare to other high end Dim Sum place ). By the way, reserve a 'window' table. The view of the harbour is fantastic.

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    1. re: Charles Yu
      Gary Soup Feb 12, 2007 04:15 PM

      I recall an article from a couple of years ago which stated that Alan Yau (of London's Hakkasan and yauatcha fame) was contemplating opening a restaurant in HK. Did anything ever come of that?

      1. re: Gary Soup
        Charles Yu Feb 13, 2007 03:19 AM

        Sorry Gary. Heard nothing new. However, I'm taking notice of the latest HK 'chow' trend that more and more 'Michelin star' chefs are opening up branches there. Therefore, won't be surprise to see Alan Yau doing the same. One thing though, Michelin star(s) holder or not, opening up a 'Chinese' place in HK will be tough, considering all the great Chinese restaurants around. By the way, who do you think will be next in trying his or her hand in the HK market?! Gordon Ramsay, may be?!

    2. HKTraveler Feb 14, 2007 05:54 AM

      For nouveau dim sum, I would suggest either the Four Seasons or Zen in Admiralty

      1. Miss Needle Feb 14, 2007 10:31 AM

        Thanks for all of the tips. I will report back.

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