Lin Heung Tea House (160-164 Wellington Street, Central) is one of the more popular and must-visit dimsum places in Hong Kong. Fortunately for us, it is about 1.2 km away from our hotel at Best Western Harbour View (now Ramada Hong Kong Harbour View), so we decided to walk instead of taking public transport. The restaurant is one of the oldest establishment in HK, it is always crowded. We waited to be seated, but the staff signaled to us to choose our own seat. So we chose one of the round table, which was a sharing table. The staff then served us tea, water for cleaning utensils, and gave us order paper. I have learned that in HK style dimsum restaurant, you must bring the order paper to the carts and choose your own dimsum. So even though I do not speak Cantonese, it was easy to get the food that I wanted. The downside for me was, I couldn’t my find my favorite dimsums, which are siew mai and har gao. I saw a waitress delivered these items directly to customers, not through the carts, perhaps I should have asked the waitress about it, but I didn’t. Instead, we settled for other dimsum items, such as fried dumpling and rice noodle roll. I felt that the price was quite expensive and I was not too satisfied with my experience.
Our next destination was The Peak. My sister and I have both been there 6 years ago. In June 2010, we went there with our parents, another sibling, aunt’s family, and cousins. In the past, we took Peak Tram from Peak Tram Lower Terminus to The Peak Tower; then we visited The Sky Terrace 428 for amazing view of Hong Kong skyline. But this time, we wanted something different. We didn’t want to take peak tram or visit sky terrace. I was so glad to find that it is possible to stray away from the mainstream. How did we do it? (more…)