Hong Kong Where to Eat/Drink

Yum Cha restaurant: the traditional way

Just found that the Metropol Restaurant (名都酒樓)in Admiralty is a good place for Yum Cha.

The delightful surprise was that it still uses dim sum carts for selling dim sum.

You like what you see and just wave at the cart driver (always a woman) and get the dim sum right away. The modern way  – ticking against the dim sum choices on a piece of paper and then waiting for your order, is clearly boring. I am glad that I have found a restaurant that still sells dim sum in the old way.

What is more, the restaurant has a big area where they make dim sum / food to your order. It is all under your eyes and the sight and smell are so alluring and pleasing.

The restaurant is most famous for shrimp dumplings (蝦餃) and they are indeed good. The other dim sum I like is steamed rice rolls (腸粉). Something I have not tried but would love to try next time is cantonese-style congee with an array of ingredients you can choose from and the staff will prepare for you right away. They even have the offering of pork trotters in ginger and sweetened vinegar, the food/drink women have after they give birth and whose family will share with their friends and relatives.

 The restaurant, very spacious,  occupies the whole floor of the building (United Centre). It is a comfortable place for yum cha, another reason I like the restaurant.

I went there on a Sunday before noon. Many tables were available. By 1pm, all the tables had been filled up. So if you go there before noon during the weekend, you will rest assured that you will get a table without waiting. Restaurants in Admiralty, like Central, are busy during weekdays not weekends, as it is an office area. In other words, restaurants in the area are good for yum cha during weekends.

Address: 4/F, United Centre, 95 Queensway, Admiralty

By Anna

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