Thursday, September 11, 2014

One Dim Sum (一点心) @ Prince Edward, Hong Kong.

Another famous Dim Sum place for both locals and tourists will be the one-Michelin Starred Dim Sum eatery- One Dim Sum (一点心). The place is well-known for its inexpensive yet quality Dim Sum. You will usually need to queue during peak hours. Our visit was in the late afternoon (probably 4 pm), thus, we need not to wait and there were quite a few empty tables around. Despite reading many negative reviews on the service, we were treated very well by a friendly staff on our visit. It may be a little tricky to get to the place, from Exit A of Prince Edward/ 太子 MTR Station, walk east towards Playing Field Road until you reach your first junction. Turn left into the junction and you should be able to see One Dim Sum in catchy red signage on your right. Prices are unbelievably affordable for the fine-quality food and gigantic portion; every single order of ours was served piping hot. I will definitely make a visit back to this place again. 



The quintessential Dim Sum item- Steamed Siew Mai (HKD $24). Every single Siew Mai/ Dumpling was loaded with Meat and Shrimp filling. Unlike most Siew Mais that we have here, One Dim Sum's version was one or two notch higher. The bouncy Shrimp definitely pushes the dumpling to the next level by adding another layer of dimension and no, they do not use minced Pork meat; nicely sliced Pork meat was used for a meatier and more satisfying bite. One of the best Siew Mais I've ever had. 


Steamed Chicken with Mushrooms and Fish Maw (HKD $22) is not a common Dim Sum dish here. Smooth and tender Chicken Thigh was steamed till perfection, together with Dried Shitake Mushrooms and Fish Maw; seasoned with a minimal amount of seasonings. Not bad though a little greasy; not good enough to "wow" me. 


Custard Bun lovers would be glad to know that they do serve pretty decent Egg-Custard Buns (2 for HKD $13) too. The skin was pillowy and airy but the real draw was the Custard filling. It was sweet with a hint of savory Salty Egg Yolk which balanced up the sweetness. Nice elements, good combination. 


We did not want the usual Hong Kong Chee Cheong Fun/ Rice Rolls variant that we could find here locally, hence, we decided to go for their Steamed Cheong Fun with Dried Shrimp (HKD $16). To our surprise, there were a total of 6 Cheong Funs served to us; and we were really shocked to see half a dozen of Cheong Funs at that price. Little amount of Dried Shrimp/ Hae Bee/ Har Mai/ 虾米 was added to the rice paste and rolled together with some chopped Spring Onions; lightly drenched with Soy Sauce. The texture was smooth and we enjoyed the contrast in texture: chewy-hard Dried Shrimp, crunchy Spring Onions with silky smooth Cheong Fun but the Soy Sauce did not seem to complement the Cheong Funs well enough. Nothing overly exciting; maybe we did not order the correct dish, try to go for other variants (for Cheong Fun). 


Ratings:
Taste: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good) *4 dishes and the 2 of us could not even finish all of them, total damage plus Chinese tea was HKD $88 only.*
Service: 7.5/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Price: 7/10 (1-3 expensive, 4-7 average, 8-10 cheap)
Ambiance: 7/10 (1-3 bad, 4-7 average, 8-10 good)
Parking: Not Applicable
Non-Halal
Service Charge: No
Government Tax: No

Additional Information:
Address: G/F, Kenwood Mansion, 15, Playing Field Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong. *Take Exit A of Prince Edward MTR Station and walk east bound to Playing Field Road/ 旺角运动场道*
Business Hours: 10 am to 11 pm on Mondays to Fridays; 10 am to 1 am on Saturdays and Sundays.
Contact Number: (852) 2789 2280

Map of 15 Playing Field Rd, Mong Kok, Hong Kong