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Historic dim sum restaurant Lin Heung Tea House facing closure


Renowned dim sum restaurant Lin Heung Tea House sits on almost every list of ‘best things to do in Hong Kong’ and has long been considered a must-see for visitors to our city. But the bucket list could be getting shorter as it was announced last week that the legendary spot in Central may be forced to relocate due to the building owner’s intention to rebuild the site next year.

More than a century old and residing in a traditional two-story tong lau, Lin Heung is one of the few remaining tea houses to serve dim sum via pushcart, complete with vintage hanging fans and birdcages everywhere. While the restaurant’s owners have expressed their wish to remain at the current location, they haven’t ruled out moving to a new venue should they fail to secure a renewed lease.

Famous for its authentic Chinese cuisine – especially the lotus seed buns and steamed pork sui mai with quail eggs – pop over to the Wellington Street eatery for some classic dim sum and to enjoy the old school vibe before landowners take away all the magic. Extended queues have already started, so best get in line.

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