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Hong Kong Yum Cha @ Maxim's Palace

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by Felicity Banks (subscribe)
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Published December 30th 2012
"Yum" is so true
We had our proper Hong Kong yum cha (more correctly called dim sum) at Maxim's Palace inside the City Hall building (a short walk from the IFC2 building - part of which is called the airport express because it links to the relevant trains). This is a restaurant just for dim sum, and it's as huge as it is popular.

By sheer good luck, we were let inside almost immediately. Our group of eight people had twenty-four different dishes including steamed pork buns, barbecued pork buns with egg custard glaze, fried shrimp noodle things, steamed vegetable dumplings, deep-fried squid tentacles, custard tarts, and mango pudding. So light, so sweet, so deep-fried.

The servers come around with trolleys and give you whichever dishes sound good to you at the time. There are always literally dozens of options, and a constant stream of trolleys. Going to dim sum in Hong Kong was one of the most delicious ideas I've ever had.
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Why? Seriously delicious
When: Monday to Saturday: 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sunday and Public Holidays: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Phone: 2521 1303
Where: 2/F, Low Block, City Hall, Central, Hong Kong
Cost: We paid HK$300 for two, which is around $40 Australian.
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I spent a year in hong kong and loved the dim sum. YummCha means drink tea and is also used as a greeting
by Oxford Explorer (score: 2|655) 1843 days ago
I love yum cha :)
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 1843 days ago
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