The Hong Kong Dim Sum Expert Guide

Dim sum, a large range of Chinese refreshments, snacks and small dishes, can be found in Cantonese tea restaurants and eateries. There are many different types of dim sum you can actually try while you are in Hong Kong. In this highlighted article, we are going to introduce you to some of the most common dim sum you can typically find in Hong Kong. Read on to discover more!


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Char Siu Bao (Barbecue Pork Bun)

Char Siu Bao (Barbecue Pork Bun)


Char Siu refers to the barbecue pork that is very common to find in most Cantonese restaurant in Hong Kong. This type of white bun is filled with barbecue flavoured pork and is always served as a type of dim sum refreshment in Cantonese tea restaurant for yum cha. Char Siu Bao is probably the most well-known dim sum in foreign countries; its sweet taste of barbecue sauce is no doubt everyone's favourite indeed.


Cheong Fun (Rice Roll)

Cheong Fun


These thin rice rolls are a very popular choice for breakfast and dim sum in Hong Kong. There are various types of Cheong Fun you can find in the restaurants, from steamed and pan-fried to stuffed and deep-fried. They are commonly filled with shrimp, barbecue pork, beef or vegetables. Plain Cheong Fun can easily be find in most congee breakfast eateries in Hong Kong, too.


Chicken Feet (Phoenix Claw)

Chicken Feet


Most people find Chicken Feet disgusting - but have you really tried it? This dim sum is treated as a snack during yum cha because there's really not much chicken meat you can eat from it. The chicken feet are very gelatinous; the sauces are absorbed by its soft skin. Once you have tried it, you can't resist it anymore.


Custard Bun

Custard Bun