Friday, October 21, 2016

Hole in the Wall Michelin-rated Dimsum Place at One Dimsum Hong Kong

If Yum Cha in Hong Kong, which you can read about here, had over-priced Kawaii dimsum, One Dimsum in Prince Edward is the exact opposite. This simple hole in the wall dimsum place has long lines because their dimsum is yummy, and so affordable too with dishes ranging from HK$15-25 (seriously!). They were awarded one Michelin star in 2013, which they weren't able to retain, but they remain quite popular with locals and tourists alike, so remember to arrive before you're hungry, and be ready to queue.

When you arrive, you must go immediately to the person manning the door so you can get a number, an order form and the menu. If you're impatient like us, just ask how long the estimated wait time is because One Dimsum is actually around 10-15 minutes walking distance to Tim Ho Wan, which is the end of the toy wholesale shopping street in Sham Shui Po. 

Since Ady and I were both on the impatient side, we did walk to Tim Ho Wan. I was hoping to order some Baked BBQ Pork Buns, but even for take away, it would take around 20-30minutes, so I didn't bother.

Ady and I walked all the way to the toy stores, we each found something to buy, to make it worth our walk, then we hailed a cab back to One Dimsum because we were afraid they might give away our table if we weren't there to claim it.
Our timing was perfect because we were seated shortly after we got back.
You can just enlarge the photo to see how seriously affordable this place is.
The place is quite small, and even with small tables, sitting beside
strangers is the norm.
In fact, some of the dishes in this photo belonged to the two dudes who were
sharing the table with us. Hahaha.
Ady and I ordered our usual favorites.
Shrimp Chong Fan
Radish Cake
Beancurd Roll

I love good dimsum for brunch. It's even better when everything you order is only around HK$100! Now I can understand why people come all the way to Prince Edward for this, and are willing to line up too. Makes me wonder if it's less crowded if you come for a midnight snack since they are open until 12:30am anyway.  just saying.

One Dimsum

Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion

15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward
Tel: +852 2789 2280
Mon to Fri: 11am – 12.30 midnight
Sat & Sun: 10am – 12.30 midnight
Nearest MTR: Prince Edward (Exit A)

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