Eat Hong Kong Dim Sum at One Dim Sum
We’re going to One Dim Sum!
There can only be ONE!
One Dim Sum 點心 tl;dr
- 2011-2012 Michelin Star Dim Sum
- Reasonably Priced Tried and True Dishes
- I’ll Drop By Whenever I’m in the Prince Edward Area
Dim Sum, Yum Cha, Chinese Tapas…
Dim sum by any other name, is still dim sum!
Whatever you call them, they are essentially all small plates of Cantonese food served with tea. During my childhood, I always thought it was the coolest thing to go to dim sum, never knowing what was inside the carts, never sure what to get, unsure of the the entire process. I’ve learned a couple of things since then.
Now there’s so many different places to get dim sum. Most dim sum spots are during early morning through the afternoon while some are 24 hours. All venues serve the culinary staples while others push the envelope o of what is considered dim sum. To say that I’ve had my fair share of yum cha would be a gross understatement.
Suffice to say I love the tiny bites of amazingness. And when in Hong Kong, I always find a way to eat dim sum a handful of times, if not all the time. One of the best spots in the northern part of Mongkok is One Dim Sum.
Where is One Dim Sum?
Hong Kong has many dim sum restaurants, but in the in the northern part of Mong Kok, there’s a hidden ex-Michelin Star restaurant that serves one of the cheapest in town. Not even a 2 minute walk from Prince Edward MTR, around the corner you’ll find the one and only One Dim Sum.
Even though Google Maps (at this time) may say its on this corner, it’s actually across the street. You’ll know because of the sign with their name, but more importantly because of the line of people waiting outside.
Outside One Dim Sum
What Did We Order?
As usual, we try to get a bit of this and a bit of that to compare to other places and to experience what they uniquely do. What’s I’m trying to do is, justifying trying as much as I can humanly eat which is nearly pretty much everything when I’m hungry:
- Tasty Steamed Dishes
- Crunchy Deep Fried Dishes
- Fresh Baked Dishes
Shumai (Pork Dumpling)
Haw Gow (Shrimp Dumplings)
Shrimp Noodle Roll
Steamed Pork Ribs
Baked BBQ Pork Bun
Deep Fried Beancurd Skins
You’re going to find a lot of great options. Though to be fair, depending on what you’re familiar with growing up with, you may find this and a lot of other dishes a touch on the unseasoned side of things. This is definitely not my American dim sum which is catered to a more flavored preference.
Otherwise, One Dim Sum is a great spot, especially if you’re looking for something a little more low key (depends on your timing). Other places around town can be more crowded, as everyone is trying to find the best everything. It’s compounded by the fact that this is the only One Dim Sum location.
As with most Hong Kong dim sum spots, they are all good. Some fancier than others and some cheaper than others. But for the most part, I try to go to the ones that are easy to go to barring extreme reasons to go check it out.
For this price I wouldn’t expect to find the most sophisticated avante garde creations Hong Kong as to offer. What you will get is a satisfying meal at a great price. If you’re in the area, be sure to come by and eat what screams out to you!
What’s your favorite dim sum?