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By Weekend Weekly

Take your taste buds on a tour of Central, a paradise for food lovers, offering a world of choices that are steps away from each other. From traditional dim sum to local dai pai dong to street food, from fusion cuisines to international fine wine, there’s something that appeals to everyone’s taste buds.

A Taste of the Community

Nana Chan

Nana Chan quit her job as a lawyer and founded teakha, a teahouse on Tai Ping Shan Street. She chose to set up shop in this neighbourhood for its relaxed vibe and the unique juxtaposition of old and new.

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Lin Heung Tea House
Lin Heung Tea House

Dim sum, the steamed and fried Cantonese dishes created to go with tea, has undergone countless reinterpretations in Hong Kong and is now widely available around the world. However, in the hustle and bustle of Central, many traditional teahouses with decades of history still offer the most classic dim sum dishes, and Lin Heung Tea House, established in the early 20th century, is one of them.

Step into this two-storey building and be transported back in time by the vintage hanging fan, bird cages and Chinese calligraphy. Resisting modern trends, Lin Heung Tea House still maintains the tradition of serving dim sum in carts pushed by staff. Usually busy and lively, this is the place to try some of the most classic dim sum dishes, such as roast pork belly rolls, large chicken buns, and steamed pork siu mai with quail eggs. Rather than waiting to be served, diners here walk over to the cart to pick out their favourite dishes — a rare sight in today’s restaurants.

Address: 160 Wellington Street, Central
Tel: +852 2544 4556
Website: www.linheung.com.hk (Chinese only)
Sing Heung Yuen
Sing Heung Yuen

From morning till night, Sing Heung Yuen is always full of customers who come to this dai pai dong (open-air food stall) for the signature tomato noodle soup and crispy buns with lemon and honey. The former is a sweet and sour delight with fresh tomatoes, whilst the latter is a traditional crispy bun topped with butter, honey and fresh lemon juice.

Address: 2 Mee Lun Street, Central
Tel: +852 2544 8368
Lan Fong Yuen
Lan Fong Yuen

Influenced by British culture, locals love to enjoy milk tea, but the Hong Kong version comes with evaporated milk and sugar. Different proportions and mixing techniques offer different flavours and textures. If you want a cup of authentic Hong Kong-style milk tea, Lan Fong Yuen is the place to go.

Address: 2 Gage Street, Central
Tel: +852 2544 3895
Yuk Yip Desserts
Tai Cheong Bakery
Chan Yee Jai
Graham Market
Kung Lee Herbal Tea
Tycoon Tann
Les Fils à Maman
Maison Libanaise
Little Bao
Chôm Chôm
Volar
Havana Bar
CÉ LA VI
Club Qing

 

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This is one of five self-guided walks in Old Town Central, Hong Kong’s most quintessential neighbourhood. Be sure to check out the others here.

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