GUIDED DIM SUM LUNCH
Get ready to be warped back to the 60's!
Our dim sum guided lunch is not exactly for the faint of heart. Think old-school, bird cages, spittoons and waitstaff who look like they’re still time frozen in the 60’s. Dysfunctionally functional, which is our favourite kind of functional.
In fact, this 1920’s dim sum parlour is so infamous that a Timeout HK article has listed it as one of the top Hong Kong Chinese Restaurants in HK to try; going so far to say that “if you’re going to have dim sum only once during your stay in Hong Kong, this is the place. A decades-old parlour in Hong Kong’s Central District, they make no concessions to modernity or to English speakers, so be prepared for pantomime or go with a Cantonese-speaking friend.”
Not a novice to dim sum? Not a problem, come for some dim sum history and traditions and stay for the food and company.
READY FOR THE CULTURE SHOCK?
What is dim sum? Think of dim sum as Chinese tapas, small dishes meant to be shared around the table. The epitome of Hong Kong food, dimsum is a must eat when you’re in Hong Kong & we are going super old-school.
- You’re going to learn how to look for your own seat & wash your own dishes
- Learn what tea is paired with dimsum and how to survive (I mean, get food) in a dimsum parlour
- Learn about the history, traditions and culture of dimsum
- The dimsum lunch is included. There is no set menu & we eat whatever the restaurant steams for that particular day. There are around 30 different varieties on a given day. Some of the dim sum you may be able to try depending on availability: chicken feet, Malay cake, assorted dumplings, siu mai, traditional quail egg siu mai, BBQ pork buns, glutinous rice with pork steamed in lotus leaf, egg custard buns, etc.
- Experience pouring tea from an old teapot (it’s a lot harder than you think).
- Bottomless Chinese tea
It’s not so much of a Hong Kong food tour as it is trying a new experience. I’ll be there every step of the way making sure you know what you’re eating and how you can make sure you’ll be able to survive a dimsum parlour yourself. Please note that this will not be vegetarian friendly; however, our Off-the-Eaten Path Street Food Tour will be vegetarian friendly.
$258HKD per person. Please note our event management platform, EventBrite will apply a transaction fee of $14.20HKD per ticket (that’s for them, not for us!).
We will meet at Sheung Wan MTR station, Exit E2. Look for the human with moose antlers. From there, it will be another 5 mins walk to the dim sum parlour.
Every Wednesdays & Saturdays from 11:15am till 1ish. Please do not be late. We have a very delicate time arrangement with the restaurant so we need to be there at a precise time. If you are late, it will be your responsibility to WhatsApp/SMS the guide & to locate the restaurant yourselves.
Please note that there needs to be a minimum of 2 guests in order for this event to run and a maximum of 12 guests per event. Once payment is received, a confirmation email will be sent to you as a guarantee of your spot on the dim sum table. WOOHOO!
IF, due to an extenuating circumstance, such as extremely inclement weather (view bad weather policy) or some other unforeseeable reason, that would lead to an event cancellation, an email will be sent to you and you will be refunded in full. It will also be posted on our FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM pages no later than 1 hour prior to the event start time. We would highly recommend you to follow us and to check the status of the event 1 hour prior to its start time for good practice.
TAKE PHOTOS. EAT YUMMY FOOD. #LIFEISGOOD
FOOD ADVENTUROUS RATING
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What happens if I have allergies or dietary restrictions?
Please enquire with us prior to booking. Pork is the usual filler meat that they put in dumplings and dried shellfish is sprinkled in copious amounts in a lot of dim sum dishes. We can usually work around your allergy, though may be rather difficult, please enquire with us first.
I’ve had dim sum before, I don’t need you. Why should I join?
This will be slightly different experience to the other dim sums you’ve had in the past. Firstly, we’ll teach you how to fight for a seat. Secondly, you’ll learn dim sum culture, you’ll see how dim sum was eaten back in the 60’s & there are some traditional dim sum that only this restaurant still makes. Finally, come for the company – dim sum is for sharing! You’re bound to try a lot more different varieties when you have more people eating dim sum together. WOOHOO!