This indoor dai pai dong is where the real cantonese-style dining happens. Especially at night, the 2/F transforms into a lively and chaotic dining hall, with a range of small and big dining tables, it’s perfect for any family or group of friends.
Although we haven’t tried the most famous stall yet (Tung Po Seafood Restaurant – which only opens at night), we tried another well-known lunch one. With a selection of cooked dishes and dim sum, you will leave full and with little damage to your wallet. English menu photos below.
The siu mai, shrimp dumpling and the lo mai gai were absolutely delicious. The char siu bao was not the best I’ve had, but nonetheless tasty. For the other dishes, you can either order off the menu or go up to the front and choose from their cooked food selection, which comes with Chinese soup.
The rice roll with BBQ pork was pretty good too, however could have been stuffed a little more. The generous portion of Gan Chao Niu He (Beef Stir-fry Noodles) tasted like the real deal and was filled with been sprouts and beef slices! The leek and shrimp dumpling was also yummy, but we were unlucky to get a cold batch. The dim sum is ridiculously cheap – for only $10, $11, $12, and $15 you get small, medium, large and special size accordingly.
I definitely recommend stopping by for lunch or dinner sometime. The owners are very friendly and will try to communicate with you as best as they can, so if you don’t have a Cantonese friend to tag along, you won’t have too big of a problem (and they have an English menu)!
Where: 2/F Java Road Market and Cooked Food Centre, 99 Java Rd, North Point
How Much: Our entire meal for 2 people ended up being only around 110hkd. Dim sum: $10, $11, $12, and $15-18 for small, medium, large and special size.
Why: Cantonese-style lunch or dinner!