There was an advert I used to see at the cinema in my youth: a jet plane would take off to the voice "you don't have to travel to India to taste the real authentic flavour of Indian cooking...", and then the scene (and sounds) would cut to the address of the local curry house, accompanied by the sniggers of those who knew better. Whilst I have eaten some good curries in the UK, I have eaten much betterin India, and I remembered this advert when visiting the Lin Heung Kui Dim Sum restaurant near to the Ibis in HK Central.
I have eaten Dim Sum in various recommended places from China Towns in New York to London, and lots of places in between. But here is somewhere really special.
I went in for breakfast, around 9, having been warned that the range might not be huge that time in the morning. The place was packed and I joined a number of locals in a table of 8. Functional, rather than pristine, would be how it looks, but if the locals approve, who cares? Smiling, pointing, nodding and shaking is the order of the day as the carts are wheeled around with various things being called out. Leaf-wrapped glutinous rice was pungent, and a number of dumpling dishes were gorgeous. A couple of meat options (we shared the lift to the second floor with a couple of buckets of ducks) were unusual in texture but amazing in taste. And a few other dishes were stunning but I have no idea what they were. All washed down with plenty of chinese tea and huge amounts of animated, noisy chatter. I only wish I was more hungry - it was breakfast, after all.
I think everyone should eat something in their lives where, even after finishing it, they have no idea what they have eaten. And if that is the case, you would be hard pushed to better this place.
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