Top three dim sum restaurants in HK

Having dim sum is a quintessential Hong Kong experience. Here are three great places to try:

Tim Ho Wan - North Point
Tim Ho Wan describe themselves as the "hole-in-the-wall eatery in Hong Kong that defied all odds to gain an entry in the Michelin guide". It has continuously drawn a crowd of locals and tourists alike keen to taste what is the cheapest Michelin-starred meal in Hong Kong. Famous for their baked char siu bao (barbecue pork buns), they also recommend vermicelli roll stuffed with pig's liver, pan-fried turnip cake and steamed egg cake. There are a variety of locations with Michelin stars. Contact: 2979 5608. Address: Shop B, C, & D, G/F, 2-8 Wharf Road, Seaview Building, North Point.

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Maxim's Palace City Hall - Central

Maxim's is a Hong Kong institution. Its grand dining room is always busy but offers the classic dim sum experience with a cacophony of sound as metal trolleys buzz about. The restaurant offers more than 100 kinds of Guangdong-style dishes each day. Be prepared to queue during lunch hours and at the weekend, but it is well worth the wait. There are eight locations but the City Hall venue is one to tick off as part of your Hong Kong experience. Part of the Maxim's group of restaurantsContact: 2521 1303. Address: 2/F, Low Block, City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central.

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Mott 32 - Central

If you are looking for somewhere that epitomises modern Hong Kong for your dim sum experience, try award-winning Mott 32. The name is a nod to Chinese migrants who moved to New York and the food philosophy focuses on recipes handed down through the generations, but the ambience is cool and contemporary. Dim sum is offered daily with a Sunday dim sum lunch. Innovative cocktails and an extensive sake and wine menu are on offer. Contact: 2885 8688. Address: Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4-4a Des Voeux Road, Central.

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