Maxims City Hall
About Maxims City Hall
The equivalent of the European brunch, Dim Sum is a Chinese weekend tradition. Most dim sum joints these days are the size of small hangars filled with round tables around which some of the most demanding diners in the world sit and wait patiently, or in most cases, impatiently, for their favourite dish to roll by on a rickety cart pushed by a sour middle aged lady. Maxim's was no exception. Decorum is shown here only in the display of sitting in one's seat and not chasing the har gao across the room, or literally into the kitchen (a common practice in the more old-school joints).
All the classics were here from chicken feet, steamed greens, dumplings of all sorts, and of course the thing the Chinese do best - roast meat. Try it in a char siu bao (roast pork bun) - a sticky steamed bun filled with delicious, juicy roasted meat.
Most cart ladies won't speak much English apart from the basics ("this CHICKEN") so it's helpful to learn a few basic dim sum dishes in Cantonese in advance, if you're looking for something in particular. Otherwise just ask the ladies to pop open a basket and have a look inside.
A truly mouth-watering adventure!
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