Lin Heung Tea House confirmed earlier this month that the end of February was going to be its last day. But news just came that the historic dim sum restaurant has managed to renew a three-year contract with landowners, and the business will be operated by its longstanding employees. Meaning, the boys are back in business.
The Central institution will be closed for one day on Feb 28 before re-opening under a new name, Lin Heung Tea Room, on March 1. It’s almost like nothing happened at all – though the one difference is that dinner services will no longer be available.
Since announcing its impending closure, there’s been a collective wave of nostalgia from Hongkongers, all keen to make one last visit to enjoy some pushcart dim sum. Thanks to this new update, old-school favourites like quail egg siu mai and chicken feet are back on the menu. Though all this kerfuffle does make us question whether this has all been a ploy. Either way, whether you think it’s a tourist trap or an important part of our local heritage, looks like Lin Heung is here to stay.