Trying the best places for Yum Cha in Hong Kong!

Trying the best places for Yum Cha in Hong Kong!


When you come to Hong Kong, you need to try Yum Cha. It’s a super popular brunch type meal where you sit down, drink Chinese tea, and eat loads of different dim sum. Let’s eat! Now if you want a dim sum feed
after a night of drinking, Sun Hing is the place. It’s open at 3am in the morning. But it’s known locally as 4am dim sum. Now, it’s not as polished
as your other restaurants, and it’s packed on the weekend. But you can’t beat a local
yum cha vibe like this. Now at a dim sum place like this, you can actually have
a look at your dim sum before you choose which one you want. We got spinach dumplings, but I am keen on some har gow. And you just take it back to your table. So these are the infamous chicken feet. Hong Kongers love them. They got a chicken foot fetish. So, shove it in your mouth, suck off the meat and the
skin and all the flavor and then you take the
little bones back out into your bowl. So these are my favorite dim sum dessert. It’s called lau sa bao, It’s the runny custard bun. But they’re always so
good to finish up with. It’s like an egg yolk
custard in the middle. But it’s very sweet. So Dragon-I is actually a nightclub that turns into a pretty
nice yum cha restaurant during the day. The dim sum here is all you
can eat, which is awesome. But pace yourself, because
there is a lot of choice. Mmm. So this is one of my favorites. It’s called cheung fun. And it’s basically prawns
wrapped in a flat rice sheet with some soy sauce over the top. Always good. So this is pretty much as healthy as your dim sum’s gonna get. It’s just spinach inside, but still tasty. Look at the amount of prawn in that. Alright, pork dumpling in soup time. What is the best way to do this? I’ve lost it. How not to eat soup dumplings 101. If you want your dim sum
modern, and a little bit cute, then this is the place. Yum Cha’s name might not stand out, because, well, that’s
literally their name, but they take their dim
sum to the next level by decorating it as cute little animals. It’s just a pork bun. If you only get one of the dim sum, make sure you get the custard bun. Because you can actually squeeze the custard out of its mouth. It’s a little bit creepy. Luk Yu Tea House is one
of the more traditional yum cha places in Hong Kong. It’s been operating since 1933, and the decor is a throw-back to Hong Kong in the olden days. Let’s start with the shrimp dumpling. In Cantonese it’s called har gow. Always like the classics. So you might have heard of siu mai before. This is siu mai with a
sliver of pork liver on top. But if anyone loves liver, they’re gonna really enjoy this one. Me, not so much. This is steamed chicken bun. It’s like the most epic
steamed bun you’ve ever seen. It’s pretty good, actually. That’s a breakfast in itself. This is a baked flakey
pastry barbecue pork bun. You might have tried these
before as little triangles, but this is the big,
serious, grown-up version. Mmm, it’s really good. But it’s pretty full-on. It’s quite a sweet barbecue pork with like a biscuity outside. I’ve never had this before, but it is a steamed bun with
sesame paste and egg yolk. but it is a steamed bun with
sesame paste and egg yolk. It tastes kinda like, I
dunno, like peanut butter? So yum cha comes at lots
of different levels and price points. And if you wanna eat dim sum at a three Michelin-starred restaurant, this is the place to do it. So this one’s kind of exciting. It’s abalone and chicken in
like a little puff pastry. Oh wow, pretty damn tasty. So, I’ve had turnip
cake before in dim sum. It’s a fairly popular dish, but these guys are turning it up by putting it in crispy pastry. Mmm, that’s really, really tasty. Really tasty and really delicate as well. This bad boy kinda
reminds me of a siu mai, but it’s definitely not, because it’s filled with
lobster and scallop. This is really yummy and fresh. I could eat a lot of these easily. Delish. Yum cha is a must when
you’re in Hong Kong. So get out of your comfort zone and try lots of different dishes. Especially the lau sa bao and cheung fun. But maybe not the chicken feet.

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