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“You Dim Sum, you lose some!”

The traditional Dim Sum experience is an interesting one. You have the full breadth of the Cantonese experience; where people wait in long queues, tolerate crying babies, waiters run from table to table frantically, all with a slight madness hanging in the air. Amidst the fanfare belies the serene culture of the Dim Sum way, hearkening back to the days where eating Dim Sum was a theatrical experience performed in hushed dining rooms with servicemen standing at your attention. But whatever the differences, the two are bridged across time by a mutual love for food of the steam-basket variety.

Here is a pick of the best vegetarian dim sums in Hong Kong. Enjoy your meal!

Pure Veggie House

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Located in in the Mid levels of Coda Plaza – this very popular eatery is a must-visit for those who crave a Chinese delicacy with vegetarian options. A quaint atmosphere, delicious food, and a cozy dining layout come together to make for an elegant dim sum experience while catching up with your friends or family.

Must Try: Dan Dan M een, Turnip puff, Pan fried dumplings, Any dim sum literally!

Pure Veggie House |  3/F, Coda Plaza, 51 Garden Road, Mid-Levels | 2525 0552

Chi Lin Nunnery

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If you’re looking for a dim sum retreat to lounge at after a hard day’s work, this is the perfect place. Located amidst the lush Nan Lian Gardens in Diamond Hill, the fresh garden air carries with it a scent of sand and trees, and a soothing waterfall drapes lazily across the background. The restaurant itself sits just behind the waterfall, inviting you to take a seat behind ceiling-height windows which overlook the garden.

After enjoying your dim sum, kick back and de-stress with the sound of running water, or take a walk to the nearby monastery – it’s a peaceful refuge hidden within the beautiful gardens!

Must Try: Mix Vegetable Dumpling with Spinach, Carrot Cake, Sesame Seed and Lotus Paste Sweet Dumpling

 Chi Lin Vegetarian | Long Men Lou, Nan Lian Garden, 60 Fung Tak Road,, Diamond Hill | 3658 9388

Lok Cha Tea House

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Another garden setting, this time in the city center. Situated deep in the heart of Central at Hong Kong Park, this tea house not only looks but feels nostalgic, divining a very familiar and homely atmosphere.

As a bonus, their menu never fails to surprise you as it keeps changing every now and then! Enjoy the tea, turnip cakes and vast collection of sinfully yummy dim sums – don’t forget the curry! You will leave feeling as if you haven’t gotten enough.

Must Try: Jasmine dumpling, Glutinous flour dumpling, Turnip cake

Lok Cha Tea House | Ground Floor, The K.S. Lo Gallery, Hong Kong Park, Admiralty, Hong Kong Park | 2801 7177

Din Tai Fung

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This is a renowned Taiwanese Michelin Star restaurant located at Causeway Bay. I am sure most of you have already heard of this place before. There is always a long queue outside the restaurant – people gathered around with pencils and menu cards, ticking their favorite options. You really won’t take too much time pondering over your order – your nose and taste buds will tell you! It’s an amazing eatery – don’t miss it!

Must Try: Steamed veg dumpling, Steamed veg bun, Red bean dim sum, Cucumber in spicy sauce

 Din Tai Fung TST | Shop No.4F,4/F.,Miramar Shopping Centre ,132 Nathan Road,Tsim Sha Tsui,Kowloon | 28982499

Din Tai Fung CWB | Shop G3-11, G/F, 68 Yee Wo St., Causeway Bay | 3160 8998

The Chinese Restaurant

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This restaurant at the Hyatt, has a 1920’s tea house feel with a touch of modernity blended in. You can be assured that you will leave the place with a warm, authentic Chinese food experience. The choice is yours to choose from a lunch set, comprising of a wide range of tempting Cantonese courses; or taste from their unique array of dim sums from the ala-carte menu. You can even get complimentary valet parking!

Must Try: Crispy Bean Curd Roll with mushrooms and assorted veggies, Steamed Eggplant with Garlic

The Chinese Restaurant | 3/F, Hyatt Regency Tsim Sha Tsui, 18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | 3721 7788


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