Dim Sum – conjures images of a cute little old lady pushing around a cart filled with baskets of goodies – all kinds of dumplings and filled buns. But, did you know that dim sum is traditionally breakfast or lunch?
Neither did I. Lunch sure, but a few barbeque pork buns for breakfast just sounds odd. When I think about it, it’s not all that different from biscuits and gravy I guess.
Dim sum is considered a must-do experience for anyone traveling to Hong Kong. So, on our last day here, Jonathan and I went in search of the best dim sum the city had to offer.
We found fantastic dim sum at Cuisine Cuisine (2nd floor, tower 2 of the IFC mall). It is a little bit on the expensive side, but it was worth it.
Everything was delicious. The buns were light, the pastry flaky, the tea hot and delicious. Even the water tasted better here (and it should at $10 a bottle).
We ordered barbeque pork buns, onion tarts (that came with shrimp in them…boo), and lemongrass beef dumplings. For dessert we had red bean and cinnamon jello.
The food was delicious. The service was unparalleled. The view was great. The experience unforgettable.
If you’re searching out some of Hong Kong’s best dim sum, we definitely recommend Cuisine Cuisine.