I was at One Dim Sum, at Prince Edward, along Playing Field Road, is very accessible by the MTR. It is a few steps away from Exit A. It certainly lived up to its name as One Michele Star.
As I was alone having dinner so I couldn’t order too much food. I ordered a few Dim Sum items that I love, one bun, one fried item, one pan fried and one steam item. So that I could have a variety.
The first item served was the Turnip Cake with Dry Salted Meat (香煎萝卜糕). This was heavenly. The first bite, I could taste not only the radish, the salted meat but there are also lots shredded radish. Full of ingredients instead of flour. The first bite itself is already so flavourful. I enjoy each and every bite. If it could be less oily, it would be perfect. Although the dish was known as Turnip Cake, I tasted radish instead, I suppose it is lost in translation. The Chinese term means radish.
It was followed up with the Steamed Rice Noodle with Barbecued Pork (蜜汁叉烧肠). Likewise, the barbecued pork came in big chunk. The meat was full of the marinate taste and after the barbecue, it was still so tender. In the roll, there were also parsley and spring onions added which enhanced the flavour of the dish. The steamed rice noodle was smooth and soft. Great combination of all the ingredients. A very lovely dish.
Next, the Egg Custard Bun (香滑奶皇包). Of the two above, this was a little disappointing. The bun skin was a little too thick so the amount of the egg custard versus bun was not a good ratio. For some bite, I could taste more of the bun and not so much of the custard. Though this little flaw, it was still delicious.
Lastly, the Fried Skin of Beancurd Roll (鲜虾腐皮卷) was another great dish too. There were two layer of beancurd skin wrapped around the ingredient. The first layer was fried till very crispy and the second layer was still slight soft. The ingredient not only has fresh prawns but more ingredients were mixed together and the roll was extremely fragrance and tasty. Dip the roll into the vinegar, with the slight sourish taste, it was appetizing and refreshing. Like the radish cake, if is could be less oily, it would be perfect too.
I would strongly recommend anyone who wants to have Dim Sum at Hong Kong to try One Dim and be sure to dine during the off-peak so that you don’t have to queue. I reached the restaurant slightly after 6pm, there wasn’t any queue. The queue started around 6.15pm for dinner. Queue is inevitable as the restaurant is pretty small for its popularity.
I am sure to bring my aunt along if there is opportunity.
One Dim Sum (一点心)
Shop 1&2, G/F Kenwood Mansion 15 Playing Field Road, Prince Edward
Mondays – Fridays 1000 to 2300; Saturdays – Sundays 1000 to 0100
By MTR: Prince Edward station