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.