People have stated that Dim Sum Square rivals One Dim Sum in terms of price and variety.
When we arrived, the restaurant was quite fill however there was one free table, which we managed to get without a wait. There was a mixture of both locals and tourists dining here.
Rice wrapped Spring Roll – This seemed like novelty as I have never seen such a thing before. This ended up being the best thing we ordered. Even with the later of rice roll, the spring roll was still crunchy, hot and not very oily as you would expect from deep fried foods
Deep Fried Glutenous Rice Balls – contained Shrimp and minced pork was nothing spectacular. The filling contained lots of pork and the skin itself was thin. I have been to other Dim Sum places where the skin had been quite thick with very little filling.
Beancurd with Abalone and Fish Maw – coming from a society where abalone is relatively hard to get and quite expensive I was only expecting one very thin slice of abalone. I was wrong. In the one which I had picked up had contained two thick slices. These beancurd rolls are relatively large where I ended up giving half to Plus 1.
Har Gao – The har gao was ok.
I was expecting large chunks of prawns but these har gao contained mince prawn meat, which I was not pleased about. Perhaps I had previously been spoilt with my dumplings at other dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong.
Sui Mai – not the typical sui mai you would be expecting in Hong Kong. I was expecting to see large chunks of prawns and roughly chopped pork meat, however this was not the case. The prawns were cut into small pieces and the pork was minced.
BBQ Pork Bun – Was hot and soft. The outside was sweet and crispy which crumbled in your mouth with each bite.
The filling contain big tender chunks of pork.
Ormanthus Jelly – I think these came from a third party as one of the waiters came into the restaurant holding our oramanthus jelly in a plastic container. The dessert was a bit bland and quite hard
With the number of dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong, I do not think I will be coming back here any time soon. As there are better places at the same or similar prices to Dim Sum Square.
Location: 88 Jervois St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong