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Scarborough, England, United Kingdom
October 2, 2012
From journal A trip to the Orient
Manhattan County, New York
August 18, 2010
From journal Affordable eats in Hong Kong
October 25, 2002
Traditional Chinese teahouses and dim sum places like Luk Yu are very hard to find these days in Hong Kong. Most Dim Sum Teahouses in Hong Kong are huge cavernous rooms where the food is carted out in bamboo baskets, and women weave their way around the room chanting in Chinese the description of items contained in their carts. At Luk Yu, the interior is quite elaborate with fancy framed Chinese scrolls and ornate wood paneling. The second and third floors are where the dim sum is served, and there are no carts, all the waiters are somewhat grumpy-looking but kindly older men, and you order your food by ticking off the items on the flimsy scrap of disposable paper which represents their all-Chinese menu. But don't worry if you can't read Chinese, there is an English menu offered to people who don't look Chinese. For those of you who are Chinese and can't read so well (like me), I have taken the time to translate the entire Luk Yu Dim Sum menu into English (See the photo below). It is somewhat difficult to get a table during peak times because so many regulars have reserved tables here for their daily teatime.
The Dim Sum dishes here certainly are delicious! I would especially recommend the egg custard, shrimp dumplings, chicken-rice in lotus leaf, and the roasted barbeque pork buns. The items are all handmade and fresh, and you can really taste the difference. Luk Yu is certainly not a cheap place for Dim Sum, and you can expect to pay at least $20 per person, which is much more than at most Dim Sum places in Hong Kong. Having Dim Sum nearly every day at different places is part of why I love Hong Kong so much!
From journal Return to Hong Kong