Date

August 2016

Meal

Lunch

Ordered

DIM SUM

  • Siew Mai with quail egg
  • Roast Pork Cherng Fun

Food

DIM SUM

Siew Mai with quail egg

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Siew Mai with quail egg

Roast Pork Cherng Fun

Roast Pork Cherng Fun

Roast Pork Cherng Fun

Molten Custard Buns 流沙包

Molten Custard Buns

Molten Custard Buns

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Molten Custard Buns

Molten Custard Buns

Molten Custard Buns

Custard Buns

Custard Buns

Beancurd meat roll

Beancurd meat roll

Beancurd meat roll

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Beancurd meat roll

Steamed Sponge Cake 馬拉糕

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Steamed Sponge Cake

Steamed dumpling with radish & peanut

Steamed dumpling with radish & peanut

Steamed dumpling with radish & peanut

Steamed dumpling with radish & peanut

Steamed dumpling with radish & peanut

Sun Hing restaurant is well known for their molten custard buns, it is one of the must have dim sum in Hong Kong.  The buns are my favorite and this is the best as it gets, I could taste not only the custard but the duck egg yolk.  Other dim sum was just as good however lacked the mindblowing factor.  despite that, everything is made fresh and it will arrive on your table super hot! All dim sum are in a generous portions and will fill you up easily.

Ambience & Interior

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Delivering the dim sum

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strangers sitting together

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Crowdy

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Crowded

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Crowded

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Shop front

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Shop front

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Lots of media has featured Sun Hing restaurant

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Lots of media has featured Sun Hing restaurant

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Lots of media has featured Sun Hing restaurant

Sun Hing restaurant is a little shop in Kennedy Town.  Before the MTR station opened there were only old grannies and students here but thanks to the a easy access from the MTR, local HK people and tourists started flooding in.  Major magazines like CNN and Timeout has featured Sun Hing Restaurant as one of the must visit restaurant to have dim sum.  
  If you are not used to the traditional way of having dim sum in HK, then you must start learning or you will be lost when you arrive there.  First there will be NO-ONE to serve you or bring you to teh seat.  It is simply walk in and find a seat yourself when someone leaves.  It is more difficult than you think as there is no queue and the place is so small there isn’t even a room for you to stand and wait.  Once seated (if you are lucky) there is no menu, you either walk to the front where the dim sum comes out from the steamer or walk to the back where dim sum is delivered to.  There is no set dim sums, so you will just have to see what is available at the time you are there.  You will be given a little dim sum card, where you will need to give to the dim sum lady everytime you get a dim sum so she can stamp it.  At the end of your meal, you give that card to the cashier to be calculated and charge you!

  This isn’t a place for you to come relax and chat.  This is the place where you need to fight for a seat, fight for some dim sums, risk having hot water spill over you, then fight to get out! Haha, good experience really!

Menu

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Lunch Menu

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Haha!

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Menu

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No online menu available

There isn’t a specific dim sum menu!

Recommendation

  • Molten Custard Buns 流沙包
  • Steamed Sponge Cake

Verdict

  I enjoyed sun Hing Restaurant although I hated finding a seat, then when i found the seat on a big table, I had to keep getting up for people to come in or get out.  I also hated getting up to look for dim sums.  Despite that, the food was delicious and super reasonable priced.

Would I go back again? Yes
Rating from my brain (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥ 
Rating from my heart (out of 5 hearts): ♥♥♥♥
Overall rating (out of 10 hearts) : ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 7/10

Damage

Approximately 60 hkd per person

Details

Sun Hing Restaurant

Shop C, G/F
8 Smithfield Road
Kennedy Town
Western District

Monday – Sunday
03:00-16:00

Reservation
Walk-ins only