The Dining Room at Hysan Place

The Dining Room

I seldom go to Hong Kong side but I’ve been wanting to see Hysan Place. There were so many restaurants to choose from but the warm and inviting interiors of The Dining Room really drew me in. 

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There were so many small details in the restaurant’s interiors that made it really feel so comfortable and inviting. 

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I just adored their house tea which the server said was buckwheat tea but I’m not really sure since we had a language problem. It had a totally different taste from any other tea made from grain like barley. It tasted and smelled like toasted sesame seeds. 

The Dining Room-buckwheat house tea

buckwheat house tea

The Dining Room- barley water with 5 cereals HK$12

barley water with 5 cereals HK$12

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The restaurant served Shanghai cuisine to our delight. The food was good and the prices were very reasonable. Shanghainese cuisine is unique for specializing in cold appetizers like cured ham and drunken chicken. 

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4 kinds of appetizers HK$68

 

Gluten-free food is the fad nowadays but here we ordered gluten! This kind of gluten is often used in vegetarian dishes since it has a texture that can resemble meat and it soaks up sauce really well. Needless to say it was my favorite among the four appetizers.

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The Dining Room- signature pan-fried crispy soup buns HK$38

signature pan-fried crispy soup buns HK$38

 

A well browned and crispy bottom is always welcome. 

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I don’t like rice cakes but my mom loves them so we ordered it for her. Surprisingly their version was pretty good and tasted very ‘green’. 

The Dining Room- wok fried rice cakes with shepherd's purse HK$58

wok fried rice cakes with shepherd’s purse HK$58

 

Simply fried fish topped with garlic was another good choice. 

The Dining Room- deep fried yellow little croaker fish with salt & pepper HK$30 per piece

deep fried yellow little croaker fish with salt & pepper HK$30 per piece

 

I was a bit wary to order the jasmine pudding with the word floral in the description. Luckily it didn’t taste flowery at all. I loved the potent tea flavor of the super creamy pudding which was just like panna cotta.

The Dining Room- chilled floral jasmine pudding HK$22

chilled floral jasmine pudding HK$22

 

Their version of eight treasures sticky rice was not too sweet and the rice was soft but not mushy. 

The Dining Room- eight treasures sticky rice with red bean paste HK$28

eight treasures sticky rice with red bean paste HK$28

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I will definitely go back to The Dining Room since their menu has so many, many delicious looking items that I want to try.  I wish they would open a branch in Tsim Sha Tsui soon.  

The Dining Room’s menu

The Dining Room
Shop 1201, 12/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
銅鑼灣軒尼詩道500號希慎廣場12樓1201號鋪
telephone: 2648-2299

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  • SY

    Hi, may I ask which hotel do you usually stay at in Hong Kong? Thanks!

    • http://www.shootfirsteatlater.com Shoot First, Eat Later

      We stay in an apartment.