I'm a writer of interactive and normal novels including steampunk fantasy app books set mainly in Australia. ifdb.tads.org/search?searchfor=author%3AFelicity Banks
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.