So I’ve talked about Cha Chaan Tengs, roast goose, noodles and desserts. But ultimately, the one thing that defines Hong Kong is that it’s the land of dim sum! Tim Ho Wan has gotten tonnes of publicity with its Michelin-star award, and famous char siew bun. I absolutely love that char siew bun, but since THW can be found in Singapore now, we decided to check out someplace different instead.
One Dim Sum was a Michelin-star awardee previously as well, and the long queues are evident of its popularity. The outlet is pretty small and very cramped, which explains the long queue. But they have got their efficiency down pat – you get to browse through the menu and place your orders while waiting, and they toggled between seating customers and fulfilling take-outs so fluidly that it was quite mesmerising to watch.
The menu offers a decent, though concise selection. And their focus is really on the quality of all their ingredients. Every item we ordered was so well executed, it was simply amazing! From the fresh and juicy prawns in the har gow (prawn dumpling), generously-filled chee cheong fun, and sweet, saucy barbecue meat in the char siew bun, all of them were crafted with pride. Our favourite item had to be the dan san, which is a typical Hong Kong dim sum item that for some reason has not made its way to Singapore. It’s somewhat like a fried egg pastry that is drizzled with honey and topped with a pile of desiccated coconut. It’s mind-blowingly yummy!!!
One Dim Sum is a must-try for any dim sum lover for its affordable and quality offerings. I’m always on the look out for dim sum in Hong Kong, so let me know if you have any suggestions!
Address: Shop 1 & 2, G/F, Kenwood Mansion, 15 Playing Field Road,
Nearest MTR: Prince Edward
Open 11am-12.30mn (Mon-Fri), 10am-12.30mn (Sat-Sun)