Every time I visit Hong Kong I always get dim sum as it’s so good in HK. Last time I was there a friend’s friend mentioned that he knew the “best place for dim sum”. Unfortunately, this was definitely not the best in HK. It wasn’t bad, but was among the weaker dim sum I’ve had in HK.
Tsui Hang Village is a reasonably nice dim sum restaurant in Central in a small shopping center. We got there pretty early on a weekday, so it was fairly empty when we got there. The service was fine and pretty efficient.
On to the food:
Siu Yau Gai (Soy Sauce Chicken / Jiang You Ji):
I’m a big fan of this dish and this was the only dish I ordered as someone else ordered everything. This was actually very good, tender chicken, great flavor and just generally good. This was one of two winner’s here (unfortunately, neither of them were dim sum dishes). 8.5/10
Spring Rolls (Chun Juan):
I never order these as I don’t really like them, but these were a good rendition. Not greasy at all, nice and crispy exterior and good flavorful insides. 8.25/10
Rice with Chicken Sauce (I have no idea what this was called in Chinese or English):
This was the other dish that was a winner and the one dish that was outstanding here. It comes in a wide glass bowl. It’s steamed rice with a brown sauce that consists of diced chicken, mushrooms, broccoli stems and few other vegetables. It’s sort of hard to explain, but it was really good. 8.5/10
Scallop Siu Mai (Gan Bei Shao Mai / Steamed Pork Dumplings):
These were just decent. They were steamed okay, but I wasn’t wow’d by the filling. I’ve had much better siu mai than this and these were definitely below average for HK. 7.25/10
Meatballs (always forget what these are called):
These are those steamed meatballs that you put Worcester sauce on. This is not one of my favorite dim sum items and the version here is just okay. 7/10
Cha Siu Bao (Cha Shao Bao / Steamed Pork Buns):
This is one of my all time favorite foods (not just dim sum, but food in general). However, the version here was just okay. The bread was fine, reasonably soft although not as soft as it should be, filling was decent, but sweeter than I like. Fine but nothing mind blowing. 7.25/10
Ha Gow (Xia Jiao / Steamed Shrimp Dumplings):
My relatives once told me that these are what you are supposed to judge a dim sum place on. However, these were just decent. Skins weren’t as delicate as I like them, filling was fine, but just nothing to write home about. I know places in the US that do a better job than here. 7.25/10
Pai Guat (Pai Gu / Spare Ribs):
Another one of my favorite dim sum dishes, but again just another okay rendition. 7.25/10
Now it wasn’t bad and if it was in the US it would be considered good / above average, but I’ve had way better dim sum in HK and this place just didn’t cut it for me. If you’re in HK, this place is not worth going to.
2/F, New World Tower, 16-18 Queen’s Road Central, Central
Phone: 2524 2012