Royal Legend, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
I’m not quite sure why I don’t go dim sum very often in Hong Kong – it IS the place for it! I can count the number of times I have been on one hand, including Royal Legend. My cousin was in town, she now lives in the US, San Fran to be precise and thought we should catch up! I think the last time we caught up was about 4 years ago, when ‘The Mother’ and I were in New York and she happened to be there at the same time.
We left all the ordering to my aunt, and she did not disappoint. Unfortunately with Hong Kong, due to the lack of space, there are no trolleys – there are a few places that still have it but only a few. We started with our favourite, suckling pig – the skin was absolutely beautiful, the crackle was crunchy and delicious. This tiny serving was not enough for five pork lovers!
I know a lot of people don’t like chicken feet, but I am a HUGE fan!
How can you say no to fluffy, warm bbq pork buns?
Beef balls are definitely my favourite and a must order.
Bite size deep fried tofu was definitely a favourite of mine.
I don’t know the name of this, but these were absolutely delicious that we had to order two servings of it. The exterior is cheung fan but can’t remember what’s inside! whoops!
These black sesame desserts were excellent, mochi style but not quite.
And last but not least, I love these custard oozy buns!
Everyone has their favourite dim sum dish and must order dish. For me, dim sum is not complete if we don’t have har gaw (prawn dumplings), siu may (beef and prawn dumplings) and lots of other steamed dumplings that I like. Chicken feet are another must order for me, so is the beef balls and tripe. Even though it was a good meal, I didn’t feel ‘satisfied’ as I didn’t order my ‘staples’!
I am going again sometimes soon so will definitely order the dim sum mentioned above. Otherwise, it will be unsatisfying yet again!
What are your must orders at dim sum?
GA’s ratings: 7 / 10
1/F, Golden Court, 22-52 Electric Road
Tin Hau, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2578 9983