連香居 Lin Heung Kui – One of HK’s oldest dim sum houses

One of the oldest dim sum houses in Hong Kong! Since 1920s?

Lin Heung Dim Sum house

羊腩炉 -- 汤头甜在口中,秘诀应该是里头的菱角。嫩肉一点臊味也没有!
I had the yummiest lamb soup from the hotpop ever. I was rather apprehensive when I heard “lamb”.  I wasn’t so sure if I was going to enjoy the strong gamey smell..and was worried about indigestion since it was already 8:30pm by the time we arrived. Lin Heung proved me wrong.

I could have finished the entire pot of soup. The meat, most likely brisket, was soft and tender. The soup was sweet and not peppery at all, unlike the soup kambing we usually have here in Singapore.  I found the secret to its pleasing taste: plenty of water chestnuts within the stew. Other ingredients include beancurd skin, fish maw, chinese mustard greens.

Since it was just minutes away from my office, I had to go back for dim sum. I wanted Liu Sha Bao badly.. but I didn’t have time in the morning. Got to the fully packed restaurant at around 2pm on Friday and had to share a table with an old lady. She must have been in her late 70s! Since I was alone, I couldn’t order much. I managed to grab the following when the lady staff went past with the pushcart:
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The next time I return to Hong Kong, I’ll be sure to visit the original Lin Heung Tea House at Wellington Street. Need some salted yolk buns!
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Lin Heung Dim Sum house

Dinner / Brunch @ 連香居(Lin Heung Kui)
上環德輔道西40~50號
Des Voeux Road West, Sheung Wan 40 to No. 50

Review Summary
Cuisine: Chinese

Price: $
Style: Tea house, restaurant
Mood: Local, Lively
Service: No frills

 

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