Michelin Star Dining: One Dim Sum in Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Budget : HK$10-25 or Php55-150 per order (exchange rate used is 1 HK$ = Php5.68, rate during my trip)
Duration : hours of wait depends on number of customers in line
Bummers : long waiting time but totally worth it!
When I was in Hong Kong, I was able to scratch off dining in a Michelin recommended restaurant when I ate at Tim Ho Wan. I didn’t expect that I will be able to try another restaurant with a Michelin Star but luckily I chanced upon One Dim Sum.
It was raining that day so we didn’t push through our plan to go to Macau. Instead, we decided to explore the inside streets of Nathan Road. We saw the Ladies’ Market and we were able to buy cheap souvenir shirts that have Hong Kong written all over them. Then, we looked at our map and we saw that another Michelin Star restaurant was just a station away so we took the MTR and we headed to Prince Edward.
One Dim Sum is not difficult to find because after getting off at Prince Edward, it just a few meters away from the station. Like Tim Ho Wan, it’s easy to find because there are lots of hungry customers lined up outside the restaurant. But a big improvement than Tim Ho Wan, One Dim Sum provides a few seats for its starving clientele.
We arrived before lunch time but we were already given a stub that says we are #70. But I think there were just 10 people ahead of us so the wait is not as long when we were in Tim Ho Wan.
When we were seated, we ordered using a sheet of paper containing the menu on the table. Ordering was like answering an exam, it was quite difficult because the order slip didn’t have an English translation but the menu used as a place mat had a translation so we had to match the numbers to get our orders right.
Like any other restaurant in Hong Kong, One Dim Sum serves house tea. They gave each of us a large mug even before ordering.
I passed our order sheet then our orders were delivered to our table as quick as possible.
The Steam Pork Dumpling (HK$ 17 or Php 95) is better version of the pork dumplings I already tried. The meat was tender and tasty, and it wasn’t fatty. I am not really into pork dishes but I liked this one. I don’t what it is but their dumpling wrappers are way, way better.
The Steam Minced Beef Ball (HK$ 14 or Php 79) came in next. These three large beef balls should be worth more than HK$ 14 but I was happy they aren’t. The succulent meat was drizzled with soy sauce. These beef balls are perfect to be paired with a bowl of rice. Mmmmmm.
The Barbecued Pork Bun (HK$ 13 or Php 74) is like our asado siopao but with tastier filling and fluffier bun. The filling is perfectly sweet and the bun is as soft as clouds. This pork bun probably died, went to heaven, and fell down on earth to make me happy.
I think One Dim Sum is trying to kill me with joy because they served they Egg Custard Bun (HK$ 13 or Php 74) next. The egg custard bun was my favorite in Tim Ho Wan and it is still in One Dim Sum. Eating the yellow custard inside the soft bun is like winning the lottery jackpot without making a bet. It was just plain happiness.
The Congee with Corns (HK$ 14 or Php 79) is a bit bland but I think since it is usually matched with other dim sums, it’s just perfectly bland. The serving of the congee was quite big because we were able to share it among us three. But maybe we also had lots of dim sums on the table so one order of congee was enough.
We were already getting a little full but we still have a lot of dim sums coming up. The Steam Prawn Dumpling (HK$ 20 or Php 114) is never to be missed when in a Chinese restaurant, especially if it is a Michelin Star restaurant. The burst of seafood freshness is there when you bite the dumpling. The quality is almost the same with Tim Ho Wan’s Shrimp Dumpling.
The Steam Shrimp Dumpling with Vegetable Seedling (HK$ 17 or Php 97) isn’t far behind. This is one of the best ways you can make kids eat their veggies. The shrimp hides the veggie but the crunchiness of the seedling make you want it. Superb!
The rice noodle of the Steam Rice Noodle with Beef (HK$ 15 or Php 85) was soft and sticky but I liked it anyway. It was made tasty by the beef inside and the soy sauce poured on top of it.
Of course, there should be chicken so we got the Steam Sliced Chicken with Mushroom (HK$ 20 or Php 114). I liked how the chicken was married to the mushroom. I didn’t know that they can be this good together.
We still had space in our tummies for dessert so we were happy we to get the Fried Egg Stick with Honey (HK$ 13 or Php 74). I love the sweetness of the honey and the crunchiness of the egg stick. This was good dessert.
The last dish was the Steam Cake with Water Chestnut (HK$ 14 or Php 79). I was meaning to order the Steam Cake in Main Style but I confused it with this one. Anyway, it was still good. They asked me if I was ordering the Steam Cake in Main Style but I did stick to my decision. I should’ve changed it because I heard the Steam Cake in Main Style was better. Get it if you have a chance and tell me what you think.
If you’re planning to eat at One Dim Sum, heads up for the menu.
Once again, dim sums made me fall in love with food. The wait was worthwhile. Actually, the wait made me appreciate more eating in a Michelin Starred restaurant. I wish to eat in more superb restaurants like this and Tim Ho Wan in my upcoming travels. Don’t worry, I will be sharing the experiences with you.
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