Despite the hectic weeks and months, I tried my best to spare some time for my mom during my weekends. And very likely, we would be doing what we both enjoy – having a nice dim sum breakfast (usually it’s more like a brunch) in a Chinese restaurant.
What happens when your mom is very particular with food? You need to do some decent research to ensure quality food is served in the restaurant before you bring your gourmet there.
Even Hong Kong is the city flooded with good and reasonably priced dim sums; it can be tricky to find a place that serves fine authentic homemade dim sum.
The Chinese name of the Tim’s Kitchen (桃花源) shares a dreamy title of a Chinese poem where the poet captured the tranquility in a Utopia that he discovered by chance.
Situated at Jervois Street in Sheung Wan, about 15 minutes walk from the commercial hub. Perhaps the restaurant itself is too far from serenity. It is particularly the case when the tables are cramped together on a crowded Saturday.
The restaurant is famous for crabs. Their signature dish is the steamed whole fresh crab claw. A crab claw is a little too much for breakfast, so I chose to stick with the dim sum list.
There is no denying that they serve delicate homemade dim sum. I would recommend the rice rolls, deep-fried taro dumplings and Shrimp dumplings. They were made with quality ingredients and demonstrated impressive dim sum skills. Dim sums are reasonably priced with its quality and booking is recommended on the weekends.
By the way, Happy Mother’s Day!
Address: Shop A & 1/F, 84-90, Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2543 5919
Hours: Monday to Saturday 12:00 – 15:00 and 18:30 – 23:00; Close on Sundays