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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
City Hall Maxim’s Palace
3/F., Low Block, City Hall
1 Edinburgh Pl, Central, Hong Kong
Having read that there is always a queue at this award winning dim sum restaurant, I made it a point to reach here early. Even though it was not even noon, we had to wait for a table for about 15 minutes.
Dim sum ladies walk around with trolleys of food ready to be served so we just took any items we wanted. As we didn’t order from the menu, I don’t know the price of each item. Total bill rang up to be HKD$334.40 (SGD$60.80) for 8 dishes.
The Chive Dumplings also have very thin skin. Those who don’t like the strong taste of chives probably wouldn’t like this dish.
The waitress pushing the trolley recommended the Prawn Balls and Tofu. The prawn balls taste like those frozen octopus balls from the supermarket but I like the tofu—very soft yet firm.
Since my parents cannot do without their daily serving of rice, they had the Lotus Leaf Rice. It’s quite fragrant but not my cup of tea.
The Prawn Rolls with Chestnuts are good! The crunchy chestnuts provide a very nice texture. There are a lot of prawns stuffed in each roll too.
My mom said that the Salty Fried Dumplings are a popular dish in Cantonese dim sum restaurants. The fillings are actually minced meat and mushrooms. Even though they are deep fried, these are not oily at all.
For desserts, we tried the Mango Pudding which is one of their most famous items on the menu. It’s very nice! The pudding is so smooth and can just slide down the throat. They use fresh mango puree to make the pudding which makes it really fragrant and sweet in a non artificial way.I have to agree that this establishment does offer food of solid quality and the ambience is civilized but not snobbish. The food here is certainly pricey but the quality justifies the price tag.
P/S: Don’t confuse this with Maxim’s Restaurant on the 2nd floor!
Labels: Hong Kong
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