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Evening Dim Sum in Hong Kong

chowmouse Oct 27, 2012 06:28 PM

Does anyone know a place where you can order decent dim sum as late as ~6pm? Besides Tim Ho Wan? I've heard Tim Ho Wan usually involves quite a wait to get in at night, so I'd like to avoid that. Ideally along Tsuen Wan Line between Prince Edward & TST, or along Island Line between Central & Causeway Bay.

Also, I know there's quite a few places that do dim sum from 11a-5p or something like that (eg, Super Star Seafood). As long as the place is an order-off-menu place, do you think the quality & availability of dim sum items will be just as good at 4.30pm, as compared to if you're going in at 12pm? Thanks a lot!

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  1. PhilD RE: chowmouse Oct 27, 2012 06:58 PM

    I am pretty certain Tasty and Crystal Jade will, but to be frank the best ones serve at lunch rather than the evening. Lei Gardens may, but I didn't notice it when I ate there in the evening. Tim Ho Wan does quieten down in the afternoon towards the evening - my assistant often pops down for take-away pork buns mid afternoon at the IFC and there is no queue.

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    1. re: PhilD
      klyeoh RE: PhilD Oct 27, 2012 07:27 PM

      You're right - I'd had dim sum in the evening at Tasty, IFC.

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        chowmouse RE: klyeoh Oct 27, 2012 07:33 PM

        Saw your post right after I posted below. Thanks, so Tasty's inside IFC. I'll definitely check them out, thanks!

      2. re: PhilD
        chowmouse RE: PhilD Oct 27, 2012 07:30 PM

        Sorry, where is "Tasty"? I'll have to look into that one. Crystal Jade LMXLB, I've been quite a few times and I was thinking that might be the closest I get to decent evening-time dim sum because they at least have xlb and shrimp dumplings that you can get as appetizers.

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          klyeoh RE: chowmouse Oct 27, 2012 07:49 PM

          You'd better check if Crystal Jade's La Mian Xiao Long Bao concept outlet has any shrimp dumplings ("har kau") as that's a Cantonese item - if that's what you're after. To my knowledge, La Mian Xiao Long Bao outlets only served Shanghainese-style dumplings.

          1. re: klyeoh
            chowmouse RE: klyeoh Oct 27, 2012 08:21 PM

            I've only been to the Crystal Jade in Harbour City, and the last time was over a year ago. You're right that they're mostly Shanghai-style dumplings, but I do recall that they had dumplings with shrimp (can't remember if it was hargau or some other kind of shrimp dumpling).

            When we were in HK last year, we were staying near Jordan and I wasn't feeling well one night and my wife ran down and got some take-out hargau's from somewhere. They were really good. It was pretty late and she now has no idea where she got them from. I wonder where that was.

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        chowmouse RE: chowmouse Nov 10, 2012 09:18 PM

        Other than Tim Ho Wan, is there any other decent dim-sum-only restaurant in the areas I mentioned above? I figure that, if it's dim sum only, then they serve till late.

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