As we wondered about the glittering hotels of MGM, Wynn and Grand Lisboa on the main Macao Peninsula, we started to feel peckish. It was around 4pm and so we thought about grabbing a quick bite before having dinner later on. Since it was just a quick bite, we decided not to splurge (yet) and went into the streets behind to look for a eating joint. And so we came upon this restaurant – Wa Fung Dim Sum Restaurant.
The restaurant was practically empty as you can see in this subsequent picture…
At first, we were a little apprehensive, skeptical even. Usually if there’s no one in the restaurant, it does not bode well for the restaurant (or for that matter the customer – us). The service though was ok, as the Aunty rumbled on in Cantonese, we started to speak in Chinese and got some of our orders underway.
The result? This post – 3 Reasons WHY YOU MUST TRY DIM SUM IN HONG KONG AND MACAO!
Top 3 Reasons Why You MUST Try Dim Sum in Hong Kong and Macao
Reason No. 1 : We never expected to “Bump” right into this GREAT TASTING DIM SUM!
You would not believe this but this was actually one of the best char siew chee cheong fun we’ve ever tasted…
The white outer layer (the chee cheung fun) was springy and chewy (VERY TAONG!) leaving you wanting for more. The char siew bits were fatty, juicy and oh so flavourful! The combination was just exceptionally heavenly!
The custard bun on the other hand was the kind that bursts out when you take a bite into it! So be REALLY careful! Leaves you slurping (on the custard) and chewing on the bun – all at the same time! :p
Reason No. 2 : Generous Authentic Dim Sum
We also went for the classics such as century egg porridge, har gau and siew mai. These classics showed the authenticity of eating dim sum in areas such as Hong Kong and Macao…
Only the freshest ingredients were used and the dim sum just revels in its simplicity. Fresh ingredients, masterful concoction of these ingredients coupled with timeless tradition, made these dishes so marvelously tasty!
Reason No. 3 : All at a great price!
Can you believe that this huge plate of Curry Beef Rice (with tender beef and tendon) was only 38 MOP?! (6 SGD!) In a restaurant no less!
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After our sumptuous meal (remember it was initially supposed to be only a snack?!), we realised that staff from the hotels nearby also pre-ordered their dinner here. If the locals hit this joint, it must be good right?
So for the above 3 reasons, give yourself a treat at one of the dim sum restaurants while you’re in Hong Kong and Macao!
You have just finished a post on our 9 day trip to Hong Kong, Macau and Shen Zhen. Read on to find out more about our adventures during this trip!
Hong Kong Trip : Day 1
Hong Kong Trip Day 2 : The Attractions of Tsuen Wan
Hong Kong Trip Day 3 : Ocean Park and New Year’s Eve Countdown
Hong Kong Trip Day 4 – Side Trip to Macau
Hong Kong Trip Day 5 – Continuing Our Travels in Macao
Hong Kong Trip Day 6 – Rounding up Macao and Returning to HK
Day 7 Hong Kong Trip : Side Trip to Shen Zhen & Debunking Recommendations
Day 8 Hong Kong Trip : What we did in Central 中環 Hong Kong
Day 9 Hong Kong Trip : A Surprise Find at Lian Xiang Ju Dim Sum Restaurant
Hotels and Hostels We Stayed in Hong Kong
New Year’s Eve Countdown at Victoria Harbour Hong Kong
Ibis Hotel Hong Kong Central & Sheung Wan : For the Best Views of Victoria Harbour
L Hotel Nina Convention Centre Hong Kong : Great views over Tsuen Wan
Jordan Comfort Inn Review @ New Lucky House Hong Kong
New China Yan Yan Guest House at Chung King Mansion
Food and Dining in Hong Kong
3 Reasons Why You MUST Try Dim Sum in Hong Kong and Macao
The Minimalist Guide to Eating at Tim Ho Wan Hong Kong
A Classy Treat at Lei Garden International Finance Center Hong Kong
Mak Mun Kee 麦文记 Noodles Shop : Best Wanton and Beef Noodles in Hong Kong
Great Desserts at Australian Dairy Company Hong Kong! ( 澳洲牛奶公司)
Lan Fong Yuen Hong Kong : For a taste of traditional milk tea since 1952
Secret to Enjoying Hong Kong Cafes…
What a typical Hong Kong Cafe is like
Debunking Recommendations of DiscoverHongKong.com : What NOT to eat in Hong Kong
Attractions in Hong Kong
Hong Kong Central Mid Level Escalator : Longest Escalator Walkway System in the World
Avenue of Stars 星光大道 : Hong Kong’s Hollywood Walk of Fame
Ocean Park Hong Kong : Still worth a visit?
Temple Street 庙街 Hong Kong : First glimpse at Hong Kong’s Night Market
Where to shop in Hong Kong? Citygate Outlets Tung Chung!
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Hotels We Stayed in Macau
Attractions in Macau
Guia Fortress and Lighthouse Macao : An Elusive Fortress Found
Macao Maritime Museum : Great Price Good Exhibits
Historic Centre of Macao : Ruins of Saint Paul’s, Mount Fortress & More
Cotai Strip Macau : Games, Shows, Food and Entertainment
Taipa Village Macau : Houses Museum, Pork Buns, Portuguese Egg Tarts
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