Dim Sum Square – Serving Traditional Hong Kong Dim Sum

I always make it a point to try a dim sum place whenever I go back to Hong Kong, just cos there are probably a hundred dozens out there. Dim Sum Square was recommended by a Hong Konger for its fuss-free traditional dim sum menu instead of one of those novelty dim sum places, and also this place is known for its affordable pricing

We were met with the lunch crowd but thankfully the wait was short. The place isn’t big and by the time we finished our lunch, the queue outside was snaking

First meal, can’t wait to dig in!

Har gao (4 pcs) HKD27

Love the skin of the har gao for being thin and chewy with a sweet starchy taste and the prawn succulent and crunchy. I thought dim sum will go best with chilli sauce but the house’s chilli sauce was a little too salty. Maybe ‘a little’ is an understatement

Xiao Long Bao HKD25

The XLB was rather disappointing, and nothing to rave about

Minced Beef with Parsley Rice Rolls HKD21

Decided to choose something different instead of charsiu or prawns. We like the rice rolls for its smooth and chewy texture. The meat was minced really fine, such that you cannot really tell the texture when you chew. But perhaps, the flavour could have been stronger to bring out the contrast of the rice rolls

Siew Mai HKD24

One of my favourite dim sum dishes to order. The texture of the siew mai here is firm and crunchy and you can taste the sweetness of the prawn meat wrapped inside

Custard Buns (3 pcs) HKD16

The friend’s favourite dish to order. Pretty good, with the right consistency and balanced sweetness of the custard

Crispy BBQ Pork Buns HKD18

The crispy bbq pork buns were very buttery and fragrant with the crust easily broken into pieces. The bbq meat was sweet and goes very well when you bite the whole bun together

Having dim sum in Hong Kong seems like a requirement but over time I realise you can find equally good ones in Singapore such that it isn’t really that important to dine at one in Hong Kong. Still, it is always fun to eat like a local and enjoy their local cuisine and Dim Sum Square is probably one that fits the bill plus it is really cheap. They serve Hong Kong steam rice pots and congee too, just in case dim sum is not your thing

Dim Sum Square

G/F., Fu Fai Commercial Centre, 27 Hillier Street, Sheung Wan

Operating hours – Mon-Sat: 10:00-22:00 Sun: 08:00-22:00