Chain restaurants are generally nothing special but Crystal Jade bucks the trend. Its xiao long bao are consistently tasty. They don’t skimp on the filling, and the vinegar they stock is pleasingly tart as an accompaniment. The chain has also created a version this year that features diced abalone that’s well worth a look if you’re hungry for something a bit more decadent.
Originating in Shanghai, these minced pork and soup-filled beauts are among the most popular of dumplings. Hong Kong chefs are no slouch when it comes to producing these packets of wonder, so choosing the best hasn’t been easy. Somehow we’ve managed though. If you disagree with our choices, let us know in the comments.
RECOMMENDED: If you’re hungry for more dumplings, check out our favourite dim sum spots. Or if you’re after other sorts of local delicacies, try Hong Kong’s best char siu or milk tea.