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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

Royal Legend

1/F, Golden Court, 22-52 Electric Road

Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Ph: +852 2578 9983

  1. February 18, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Love this post so much – makes me miss my holidays in HKG!! Holy moly that pork belly looks ridiculously fantastic!! I am in complete agreement about the ‘staples’ which define the Yum Cha experience, especially chicken feet haha. Wish I could have visited a better Yum Cha place when I was in HKG! Was a tad disappointed when I was there :(.

    • February 18, 2013 at 8:06 am

      hey ming 🙂 let me know when you are in hk next! we’ll go for dim sum. where did you go?

  2. February 18, 2013 at 10:35 am

    hey shirley 🙂 yes i will do! i think i’ll be making a trip at the end of the year. will keep you updated ;). i went to Maxim’s Palace City Hall…it was good don’t get me wrong but i wasn’t blown away lol. this place looks better hehehe!

    • February 19, 2013 at 1:14 am

      awesome!!! i have a friend who loves Maxim’s!!! its not bad but not fantastic. ya i prefer the Royal Legend!

  3. suz
    February 19, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Yummy, love yumcha! I remember the first time I went to yumcha in HK, I looked around for the trolleys. Hahaha!

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