TYFUN Dim Sum gives value for money

Tasty dim sum that rivals the quality of some of the 5-star hotels’ Chinese outlets

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 05 September, 2017, 7:48am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 05 September, 2017, 7:48am

FARE Chinese. AMBIENCE Contemporarily decorated blue and grey walls contrast with the well-lit cocktail bar and Chinese art-printed tables. It is a pleasant place to visit at lunchtime. COST Dim sum and snacks range from HK$32 to HK$68. Heartier dishes - fried chicken to rice pots - go from HK$88 upwards. WHO TO BRING Friends and colleagues for lunch. TURN-ONS Tucked away on the fourth floor of Lee Garden One, it is unlike any other dim sum restaurant; though much smaller than the big dim sum restaurants, which seat hundreds, it has a well-stocked cocktail bar. At first sight, the food presentation was impressive. If you are looking for reasonably priced, tasty dim sum that rivals the quality of some of the five-star hotels’ Chinese outlets, you are in for a treat. Each item on the compact menu is prepared with fresh ingredients and made in the traditional way. The attention to detail in putting these dishes together is apparent throughout. The “golden fish dumplings” (HK$48) comprise shrimp that is delicately wrapped while submerged in a pleasant, clear broth with tofu sheets and celery. The trend that sees dim sum chefs mould buns and pastries into animals and other shapes, such as the panda chicken buns, and fried taro in the shape of carrots, creates a pleasing visual effect.TURN-OFFS The dessert department pales in comparison with the food and drinks on offer. DRINKS The bar serves mocktails for HK$38 each, whereas alcoholic beverages, such as Mai Tais, are more pricey and cost around HK$88.