[Hong Kong]- breakfast recs. Kowloon

Off to Hong Kong tomorrow, very excited. I’ve done a fair bit of research but need help for breakfast near our hotel. We are staying at The Stanford Hill View on Observatory road. Would like something fairly close (no more than 15 min walk), non western and relatively inexpensive. Bonus points for dim sum.

Also any recs. For good liu sha bao in Hong Kong appreciated.



Pretty tough, the constrain :wink: and most better dim sum places open late in the morning or noon.

Joy Point Dim Sum 聚點
Shop No. 2A, 2 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
09:00 am -01:00 am
• good review and inexpensive

HK style breakfast (well, somewhat HK style “Western” tea restaurant, local likes them, but not sure Westerners would enjoy)
Australia Dairy Company 澳洲牛奶公司
G/F, 47-49 Parkes Street, Jordan
07:30 am -23:00 pm
• Signature dishes: toasts, milk tea, steamed milk (dessert), fried egg

Yee Shun Dairy Company 港澳義順牛奶公司
63 Pilkem St, Jordan
08:00 am - 00:00 am
• Signature dishes: ginger milk (sweet), double skin milk (sweet), red bean double skin milk (sweet)

If you are willing to walk to Elements (30 minutes walk), you can find
Tasty Congee & Noodle Wantun Shop 正斗粥麵專家
Shop 1080-82
1/F, Elements
1 Austin Road West
Mon-Fri 11:30 am - 11 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 11 pm

Dim Sum Square Sheung Wan 聚點坊
G/F., Fu Fai Commercial Centre,
27 Hillier Street,
Sheung Wan
Mon-Sat 10:00-22:00
Sun 08:00-22:00
• Standard of Tim Ho Wan

Sun Hing Restaurant 新興食家
Shop C, G/F,
8 Smithfield Road,
Kennedy Town,
Hong Kong
• Very famous for its liu sha bao

If you like the old style Dim Sum with trolleys, should try Lin Heung Tea House in Central or Sheung Wan (middle range), I think it is covered here in HO already. If you are a big dim sum fan, you should try at least 1 higher end dim sum meal, discussed in the thread below.

Cuisine Cuisine at the Mira Hotel is 6 minutes’ walk from your hotel. Not exactly “inexpensive”, but its dim sum is of the highest quality.

You can also try the local restaurant search engine Open Rice (besides, well, the Michelin guide). Restaurant with 4 stars and above are usually considered as really good. Locals are quite harsh, 3.5 is still good but below is definitely a no, no.

1 Like

Cuisine Cuisine and Lung King Heen of Four Seasons Hotel are the best dim sum in Central area. Actually the TST branch is cheaper than the Central IFC branch for the same food. (Rent is sure more expensive in IFC, Central).

Let’s say you are moderate eater, a 2 or 3 stars Michelin dim sum lunch will cost you about $45 USD, still a good bargain compared to a 3 star lunch in France, for example.

1 Like

Hey Chris,

We will be ex-SFO to HKG in couple of hours. Please say hi if you see me in Mongkok. 5’10, black hair, tortoise shell rim glasses. :wink:

Can’t wait to dive into Hong Kong eats!!!

1 Like