Thursday, August 6, 2009
How much do you pay for your dim sum? 福臨門
Unlike going to a French restaurant, where you order a main course or the set menu for say HK$300 or 500, the headline price tag will tell you whether the restaurant is expensive, dim sum lunch is a mishmash of dishes and you only know when the final bill arrive.
Just so you get an easy comparison between the 2 extremes in prices, have a look at the 2 menus here, one from Tim Ho Wan 添好運 and the other from Fook Lam Moon 福臨門. Both are mum and dad's favorites. For the steeper prices you pay in Fook Lam Moon, eg shrimp dumplings are HK$16 for four in Tim Ho Wan but HK$55 in Fook Lam Moon, you get a more spacious surroundings, one of the best services in Hong Kong and the chance to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.
If you come to Hong Kong, you can't go far wrong in going to either places for dim sum. You can only queue up for the cheaper place, while reserving a table for lunch at Fook Lam Moon can be tricky at times especially during the weekends.