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15 October 2015

Lin Heung tea house, Dim sum restaurant (蓮香楼 中環 香港), Hong Kong

The Old Hong Kong had gone anywhere.
 
The Dim sum in Hong Kong was one of the most favourite events for the Japanese traveler. A lot of Dim sum restaurants have made the branch at the major cities in Japan or South East Asian countries as Thailand, Singapore or Philippines.
This Dim sum restaurant, named Lin Heung tea house, was used to be highly closed for the foreigners at least seven years ago. The name showed some exotic with "smell of Lotus." There were several reports from the Cantonese spoken travellers but rare traveller had been able to get the seat in this restaurant. Almost all customers had been the local people. Each gentleman had enjoyed their own time at this personal space eating their dim sum, sipping tea or reading newspapers. The atmosphere of this restaurant was exclusive to Hong Kong people. There were also European visitor but no one were able to get their seat.
The traditional atmosphere of the classical Hong Kong sky line.
 
At First... The tea sets were served, please wash dishes, bowls, chopsticks and spoons with the tea.
 
On this visit in the middle summer of August, the atmosphere and condition were very changed. There were a lot of Mainlander, Japanese or Taiwanese traveler in this restaurant. The stuffs became very friendly, kind and nice service men. I felt the huge gap between the past and present states of this restaurant.
The interior and the dinning space.
 
Like Chaos, but very controlled in these days.
 
The interior, food or service was still alive as my last visiting. The Hong Kong local people have been changed. The exclusive, closed and dark atmosphere was gone. The customers have enjoyed talking with their friends over Dim sum in Cantonese. Hong Kong was and is changing, but the character of Hong kong people must not easily been changed. I was so surprised at the change of condition or the character of the local people of Hong Kong.
The Dim sum was very lovely and reasonable price. The juicy pork, ginger or other spice flavour, shrimp texture and taste of tea were same as my last visit. The tough and thick white dishes showed the oily shine on themselves. The bamboo steamers have brownish grey points from the foods. The young couple sitting next to us can talk in English and smile at us.
 
 
 
The staff on the table was not changed as the time had stopped.
 
Lin Heung Tea House
G/F 160-164 Wellington street, Central, Hong Kong
Reservation: 25444556

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