Luk Yu Tea House (陸羽茶室) is said to be one of the most famous traditional tea house in Hong Kong. It was in Michelin’s Bibs Gourmands list in 2010. Bib Gourmand restaurants reflect Michelin inspectors’ favourites for good value. The Bib Gourmand selection list are essentially wonderful restaurants with top-quality cuisine at highly affordable prices, a full three course meal costs HKD300 or less.
It is also widely recommended to visit Luk Yu Tea House (in Central) to experience eating Dim Sum in a vintage Hong Kong ambience and decor. Their servers are all dressed in the traditional Chinese “Tang Zhuang”. Too bad I didn’t have to courage to snap a pix of the servers as they are known to be quite “unfriendly”. But I did snap a pix of the menu which is printed on the “chinese traditional calendar” type of paper & in chinese layout (reading from right to left).
Seems that they have an English menu available for visitors who can’t read Chinese but we aren’t offered…hmm..guess we might hv passed off as tourist from Mainland China or Taiwan?! haha…Hence we struggled a bit to decipher the “traditional font” menu. Interestingly the menu also stated the period which its available, which could meant that the food list offered is changed on a weekly basis.
We managed to order the usual Dim Sum stuff: “Har Gao, Siew Mai & Char Siew Bao“, Egg Tart, Fried Spring Roll & Steamed Pork Ribs. The more unique dish is a special fish dumpling which is said to take quite a bit of effort to prepare & hence not commonly available in typical Dim Sum place (certainly we’ve nv eaten that in SGP b4).
Really luv the egg tart & fried spring roll. Crispy & served fresh from the oven!
It is definitely more costly to dine here than Tim Ho Wan. But I suppose people are here generally for the ambience.
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