If you've holidayed in Hong Kong, chances are you’d have visited — or at least been recommended to visit — Lin Heung Tea House. The 93-year-old, double-storey dim sum institution on Wellington Street in the Central district is famed for its authentic yum cha experience: its dim sum is served piping hot in bamboo steamers which you have to get, we mean snatch, yourself from the traditional pushcarts pushed by curmudgeonly servers making their rounds in the restaurant. After you’ve jostled with other hungry diners (both scarily aggressive tourists and local regulars alike) for your desired dishes, the pushcart auntie stamps your orders on a bingo-like card to track your bill. Part of Lin Heung's charm is also due to the fact that its retro dining room looks like a Cantonese movie set from the '30s or '40s.

View Next

View Next


Recommended