HK: Falling in love with Hong Kong Dim Sum

This is a long waited post. Many asked about the dim sum I had in Hong Kong.

We went to Chao Inn, Tsim Sha Tsui. Chao Inn was located at No1, Peking Road. Can you see the big ‘1’ in the photo below? That tall building was where Chao Inn located. This building received award for its architectural design.

No1, Peking Rd

Chao Inn reception was right outside the 10th floor lift.

Just next to the reception counter, it was the promotion notice board. Click to enlarge if needed. They were having different promotions for different time slots. We were there for the best deal. From Monday to Friday before 12noon or 2-4pm, the dim sum were sold at HK$10, HK$12, HK$14 and HK$16 for small(小点), medium(中点), big(大点) and special(特点) items respectively. If not mistaken, that was 50% off normal price.

We were led to our table. The interior was mostly dark wood furniture and decorated with some bird cages. The restaurant was overlooking the Victoria Harbour. So if you could get a table by the window, you would be rewarded with great view.

At the end of the restaurant was the kitchen where all the dim sum was prepared.

Pan Fried Radish Cake(香煎蘿蔔糕) - Medium

Prawn Dumpling(潮仙蝦餃皇) - Special

Meat Dumpling(蟹籽燒賣皇) - Big

Crab Roe Xiu Long Pao(蟹黄小笼包) was very common in Hong Kong, but that was my first time trying it.

Closer look to the XLB

Steamed Rice Roll (肠粉)

If you are to ask me to describe each dish, I am so sorry that I could not remember the details. But I could still remember that they were all very delicious. Thumbs up! No wonder Hong Kong is so famous for their dim sum. Did I also mention that Chao Inn did not have 10% tax for food and the chinese tea was given free? So even if you are a budget traveller, you can also afford Chao Inn dim sum. When I was waiting for my return flight, I had Chao Inn dim sum again in Hong Kong airport. I will blog about airport food later.

After the sumptuous breakfast, we took Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hong Kong Island. Star Ferry was in operation for more than 100 years, providing an alternative way to cross the ocean.

Chao Inn 潮樓
10/F, 1 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui 尖沙咀北京道1號10樓
Tel: 2369 8819
Tsim Sha Tsui map

Updated 18/11/09:
Chao Inn at Peking Road has been closed down recently. Please refer to this link if you wish to visit other Chao Inn's branches.


soo sean

I miss the dim sum too.


Thanks for the long awaited post! I will keep this in my notebook. :)


hi... jus wanna inform you that the peking branch is closed..

other branches , refer to

soo sean

Hi Waxie24,
Really appreciate your update. It was still open middle of the year. Wonder why this branch is closed down.