I don’t really understand all the praise and rave about this place. it’s not bad, and actually, the food is just as you’d expect it to be considering the style of the eatery – just that my expectations were raised what with so many people citing this as some sort of powerhouse.
I think this might possibly be what’s known as proper hong kong style – with a spartan piece of white paper to mark your orders from. drinks come in old school pyrex and glass dishes, and the dimsum arrive in weathered bamboo steams – all of which elicit a sort of rusticity amidst the old-school decor.
coffee-shop style dimsum, and pretty far removed from any refined sensibilities. I expect you’re really expecting some sort of verdict on the famed liushabaos (those salted egg yolk custard lava buns) and those were pretty disappointing.
the menu is small, but it’s cheap, and it’s rather like those eateries you get in old-town malaysia or hong kong. I’m not sure a revisit is in my future – I’d rather spend a bit more and get better quality – but it’s a decent option in the future, though definitely un-rave-worthy.
- I also recommend this place for:
- Breakfast, Brunch, Cheap Eat/Budget, Hidden Find, Vibrant/Noisy
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