John and I went to Hong Kong for a couple of days in November 2014.
As soon as we booked the trip I started researching restaurants for Duck and Dim Sum.
Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant in Tsim Sha Tsui was highly recommended by Leslie of Shoot First, Eat Later.
The restaurant is located in the basement of Hong Kong Pacific Centre at 28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
The first thing we saw were aquariums filled with many different kinds of fish and shellfish.
We arrived just in time for the busy lunch crowd but with the help of a nice local lady, we were able to get our name on the waitlist.
After a quick 5 minutes we were seated among the locals.
Our waitress offered us an English menu (thankfully) and we selected 5 dishes to try:
And then enjoyed some tea and nuts while we waited for our food.
The steamer baskets and small plates came to the table at a comfortable pace:
And we ate until we couldn’t even think about eating another bite.
Thank you, Leslie, for the recommendation!
Chuk Yuen Seafood Restaurant
Basement, Hong Kong Pacific Centre
28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Cost: HK$211, about US$27.
Dim Sum Square is another authentic and inexpensive dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong.
They are located in the Sheung Wan area at 88 Jervois Street.
The restaurant is small but bright and cheerful. We arrived at noon and had to wait about 20 minutes for a table.
While we waited, I checked-in on >FourSquare and then read the recommendations.
Reviewers were raving about Dim Sum Square’s Crispy BBQ Pork Buns:
They were light, airy, crispy, and sweet.
We ordered 4 other dishes:
And loved them all!
Dim Sum Square and Chuk Yuen Seafood are both great options for Dim Sum in Hong Kong but the atmospheres are completely different.
I enjoyed both and I think you will, too.
Dim Sum Square
No. 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan
Cost: HK$113, about US$15
And last, but certainly not least, Peking Duck at Spring Deer Restaurant.
We were very lucky to get a last minute dinner reservation.
When our hotel called to check on availability, the restaurant said they would offer us a table if we could be there as soon as they opened for dinner service at 6 PM.
We arrived about 20 minutes early and were promptly seated in a back corner. I was happy to see a couple of other diners. They must have begged for a reservation, too.
There are several vegetable dishes you can order, but I really like Bok Choy with Peking Duck.
The chef presented the gorgeous whole duck and then began to slice table side.
The slices were the perfect balance of skin and duck.
There is just something about crispy duck skin that makes me giddy.
I loved our whole experience at Spring Deer.
The modest restaurant, the old school vibe, and the perfect balance of crispy skin and tender meat makes Spring Deer my new favorite place to eat Peking Duck.
They opened their doors in the 70’s and I don’t think they’ve changed much since day one.
And it was perfect.
John and I are going back to Hong Kong April 2015, and we already have plans to eat at Spring Deer again.
Huge thanks to the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong for calling and getting us a table!
Spring Deer Restaurant
1/F, 42 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Cost: HK$566, about US$73
And if you are looking for a fun place to have a couple of drinks in Hong Kong, you can’t beat the view at WoolooMooloo’s rooftop bar.
It was the perfect spot to unwind after a 14-hour flight.
31/F & Rooftop The Hennessy
256 Hennessy Road Wan Chai, Hong Kong
What are your favorite Hong Kong restaurants?
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