Steamed noodle rolls with pork liver. Photo: Paul Yeung

Restaurant review: Sweet Dynasty, The Peak [closed] and TST - Cantonese mainstay

Despite the din and bustle of this tourist favourite, Sweet Dynasty is worth coming back to for the famed dim sum and desserts. We opted for the Hysan Place branch in Causeway Bay (now moved to The Peak), which was less noisy than the new location in Tsim Sha Tsui. The Hysan menu is not as extensive as Tsim Sha Tsui's but at least that gave us room for sweets.

The steamed pork and crab roe (HK$35) and steamed rice roll with pig's liver (HK$45) are nice options. For a more filling meal, try the steamed rice (HK$45) with any of four toppings, including eel with black bean sauce.

The restaurant, founded in 1991, isn't afraid to update classics. The shrimp dumplings (HK$38), for instance, can come in spinach skin (HK$39). There are also new desserts such as puff pastry with fresh mango or durian filling (HK$45) and a Malteser wrapped in sticky rice skin (HK$20). But the latter wasn't too successful.

One of our favourites is the herb jelly with fresh fruit and mango. Sitting in a bigger bowl with dry ice and water that sends up a puff of smoke, it is a delight to the stomach and the eyes. They are famous for their sweet soups and tofu pudding served in a wooden bucket as well.


Sweet Dynasty, Shop 1B, G/F, The Peak Galleria, 118 Peak Road, The Peak, [closed] tel: 2890 2005. Open: 11am-midnight; TST branch, 28 Hankow Road, tel: 2199 7799. Open: 8am-midnight


This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: Cantonese mainstay hits the sweet spot