Great Dimsum in Wanchai You Might Have Missed

Dim Sum, Wanchai
Kam Fai Dim Sum in Wanchai

Kam Fai Dim Sum in Wanchai

People like to say that the best dim sum in Hong Kong comes from those little hole-in-the-wall places. Usually, if it looks like the menu hasn’t been printed in the last thirty years and there’s a decent crowd inside you can assume that they’re serving some pretty good stuff. Kam Fai Dim Sum in Wanchai happens to be one of those places. Located next to my favorite BBQ joint, Kam Fai is a no frills classic dim sum experience where you can wash your utensils with tea and watch reruns of HK soap operas.

With most dishes priced at under $25, it’s possible to order quite a bit without even breaking 100.  In fact you’d be hard pressed to exceed 50 HKD per person unless you order a huge amount. The BBQ Pork Buns are just as fluffy and juicy as the one’s you’d get from One Dimsum or Dimsum Corner but they aren’t marked up for tourists here.  The Rice Rolls, Har Gao, and chicken sticky rice are equally delicious, but you may have to wait a few minutes for the cook to steam them in the oven outside.

English Menu: There isn’t one outside but they’ve got a few if you ask

Average Price Per Person: Under 50

Recommendations: BBQ Pork Buns (basic, I know), Teochew Shrimp Dumplings, Chicken Sticky Rice w/ Lotus Leaf



The Best Roast Goose in Wanchai

BBQ, Wanchai

Roast goose from Mong Kee Chinese BBQ in Wanchai

If you’re in Wanchai and thinking about waiting in line for Kam’s Roast Goose, I highly recommend checking out Wong Kei Chinese Barbecue instead. It’s right across from exit A3 on 14 Spring Garden Lane right next to an amazing dimsum restaurant. For 56 HKD you can get some of the most succulent and crispy roast goose available in Hong Kong Island with a perfect amount of sauce drizzled over your rice. Add $7 and you’ve got some amazing iced milk tea to go with it.

Like any good Cantonese Barbecue, Mong Kee also serves Char Siu, Siu Yuk, Roast Duck and other traditional favorites, which you can order over rice for 38 dollars. The great thing about Wong Kei though, is that you’re not paying 150 HKD to wait in line for half an hour. While the restaurant is often full at peak hours, I have never had to wait for a table and service is quite fast and attentive.

Average Meal Price: < 60 HKD including a drink

Recommendations: Definitely try the roast goose, roast pork or four treasure with rice. You can’t get better for that price in the area.

Wong Kei Chinese BBQ Menu

Their menu minus the takeout page for entire geese and suckling pigs