Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lin Heung Tea House, Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong


I read that this venerable institution (160 Wellington St  Central, Hong Kong, tel : +852 2544 4556) has been serving affordable trolley service dim sum since 1926. Eating here was akin to hopping into a time capsule back into a era when eating dim sum was.....well, a little different. Let's just leave things at fleetness of foot and thickness of skin helps some. Kinda like what's needed for a scrum in rugby.

The atmospheric din and crowd that one has to contend with and absorb are at the least, an experience that is better gone through than described by words. I meant that in a most positive way.

I managed to get most of the pictures of what we ate. The food was altogether hearty, comfortingly delicious and familiar. Special mention goes to their lotus seed paste buns which rocks! I'm thinking that I've just scratched the surface of what this tea house has to offer. Which gives me a very good excuse to come back again when I next return to Hong Kong

steamed lotus seed paste buns

it comes with salted egg yolk in the middle. good stuff!

steamed pork and chive dumplings I think

steamed beef balls with orange peel

cheong fun with shrimp stuffings

steamed chicken and mushroom wrapped in bean curd skin

steamed something else wrapped in bean curd skin, might have been shrimp and mushroom

siew mai

dai bao

bao asundered!

pak tong ko (white sugar cakes)

steamed claws of the mascot bird of the secret order founded by Albus Dumbledore

char siew bao

the atmosphere

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