All posts tagged: dim sum

Patch of green

Trick or treat also means cameras everywhere trying to capture the little ones in their costumes. Little Miss Siu Baau had her share of that last night at a friend’s Halloween party. One guest took her photo with me and Mr. Diplomat. Still holding my smile, I turned around toward Mr. Diplomat and our private staff, and their reactions said it all. There it was, a parcel of an inviting dim sum we had before going to that party stuck somewhere between my teeth. Thank you, Bao Dim Sin Seng, for that delicious treat, but this is so not worth it. All I can do now is pray that whoever owns that camera would be kind enough to Photoshop that shot…even after having a good laugh about it. Sniff sniff. That was some trick, Mrs. Diplomat! This scraps my previous agreement with Mr. Diplomat to be each other’s mirror, especially at a function. Mrs. Diplomat Lesson No. 2: Check on Mr. Diplomat’s and your appearance yourself.

Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan

Early this week, Mr. Diplomat and I had our second dim sum dinner at the 1 Michelin-starred Tim Ho Wan, the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, with our newly wed chef friends. The restaurant is owned by Chef Mak Pui Gor, who was formerly with Lung King Heen, one of the only two 3 Michelin-starred restaurants in Hong Kong (both of which are in Four Seasons Hotel!), so you can just imagine the craftsmanship that goes into each dim sum. Location From Yau Ma Tei Station Exit D, you can get there by going right along Waterloo Road, left at Dundas Street, and right at Kwong Wa Street. You should not go past the 7-11. This hole-in-the-wall restaurant is easy to miss as there is no English signage, so just look for the long queue and you’ll know you’re there. Queue We waited for 30 minutes for both times that we went there after 7:00 pm. This restaurant does not accept reservations, so you cannot escape the waiting. Food I will definitely go back for the …