Eat Hong Kong Dim Sum at Dragon King Restaurant
Look at that view? And truffle dim sum? Exciting…
How much is this Dragon King Restaurant?
Dragon King Restaurant 龍皇酒家 tl;dr
- Dim Sum with Different Ingredients
- Look at that View
If there’s at least 1 thing that I’ve tried to share with the world is that I love dim sum; good, bad, simple, weird… Whatever the dim sum, I’d love to try them all. There are so many choices, I don’t know anyone that has ever tried them all. Maybe I can be the first…
And with that being said, there are just as many dim sum makers as there are different types of yum cha dishes. Dragon King being one of the many dim sum providers is also one of the few with very large signage. I won’t lie, it worked; it caught our eye.
Where Is It
Walking through the Causeway Bay area of Hong Kong, Nadia spotted a dim sum signage for Dragon King. We went to the elevator and took it up for what seemed to be forever. I started to get expensive flashbacks of the first time I went up an elevator in Kowloon to a restaurant that I was unfamiliar with.
What to Eat
What not to eat. I know I say that a lot but really, it is such a personal preference that I know that not everyone likes the things I want and vice versa. For example, I love to eat the steam meatballs. Nadia on the hand could care less for the texture of the steamed ball, nor for the bean curd skin on the bottom, and least of all the worcestershire dipping sauce that compliments it.
While I will outline the things we did eat, none of them particularly stood out. Looking back, I admit that I initially scoffed at the idea of ingredients not native to the dish I was eating, but I know some dishes can get tired on the palate and anything to renew one’s interest can be refreshing.
- Crystal dumpling with truffle
- Pork siu mai
- Shrimp har gow
- Steamed vegetables
- Wu gok fried taro puff
- Tripe stew
- Shrimp rice noodle
- Pot stickers
- Lo mai gai sticky rice
- Pork cha siu buns
Could I taste the truffle? I think I did, but Nadia said that she clearly could.
Good But Pricey…er
Dragon King has good dim sum, a better view, great service, and premium ingredients that tickle the taste buds. It turned out not to be ridiculously more expense, only jokingly so. While I wouldn’t wait in line nor suffer the crowds on a busier day, I think those 2 things coupled with a different choice of ingredients made the price increase worthwhile.
Dragon King Restaurant 龍皇酒家
Thoughts on foreign ingredients in traditional dishes?