November 24, 2009 6

West Villa Restaurant (Hong Kong: Causeway Bay)

By in 09: Hong Kong

Eating dim sum is a MUST in Hong Kong. There’re too many fantastic places for dim sum in Hong Kong so it was difficult to choose just one. At last we decided on West Villa mainly for its location (near our hotel + our next destination) and its reputation for fresh, MSG-free high quality dishes.


Like many other dim sum places, West Villa serves dim sum at lunch and fine Chinese cuisine (mainly Cantonese and Chiu Chow style, particularly Seafood dishes) at night. Perhaps due to its high end location, it’s known for its celebrities/socialite patrons (apparently they named their specialty BBQ pork after Jackie chan because he likes it so much).


BBQ pork bun. Absolutely AMAZING! The BBQ pork fillings was one of the best I’ve ever had. The BBQ flavor was balanced perfectly and the bun’s texture was great.


Shumai – Good and fresh tasting


Shrimp Cheung fun. Nice thin translucent skin. It’s a pity they don’t have the scallop one though.


“Snow shadow Almond juice bun” – fancy name. Really good thin crispy texture on the skin and the inside was incredibly soft with bubbling almond juice. Very very good. A must get dessert dish.


Fried Turnip cake (good, but I still prefer the traditional thin slice ones) and the not very good Sticky rice omelete. Its name sounds more interesting on the menu than it really is.

Full and satisfied. A minor thing I would complain about this place is that there’s not as much varieties in the dim sum choices as I would like. I missed “Pearl Chicken” (stickey rice with chicken steamed in Lotus leaf) for instance as that’s not on the menu. I wish we had more days in Hong Kong to try other Dim sum places.

West Villa Restaurant 西苑酒家
Unit 101-102, 1/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Rd., Causeway Bay

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6 Responses to “West Villa Restaurant (Hong Kong: Causeway Bay)”

  1. weezermonkey says:

    I’ve never had an almond juice bun! Do you think we can find them here?

  2. Freda says:

    Hi weezermonkey, you can get the Almond juice bun at Elite (called Snow Mountain Bun) and King Hua~ 😀

  3. seat says:

    I think in order to maintain the high quality of the dim sum, a compromise must be made to limit the number of available choices. A lot of other cheap dim sum places might have large variety but then the dim sum are made in a FACTORY and delivered to the restaurants to steam/fry/boil.

  4. Freda says:

    That’s very true…like how some dim sum place have these fancy ‘creative’ dim sum (pastry that shape like a bee, dumpling shaped like a rabbit, etc), they probably compensate the freshness/taste with cute shapes. ^^;;

    Have you heard? There’s a dim sum place at MK got Michelin 1 star at the latest edition? We initially planned to go there but we got sick that morning, so we decided to eat lighter with the pineapple bun…ahhh~~~

  5. Joan says:

    no the new dim sum place at MK is opened by the chef who was the head chef of “Lung King Heen” which got Michelin 3 star. He quit and open his own place instead andI heard it’s really really crowded because everyone wants to try “3 stars Michelin” quality dim sum. We planned to go there actually but couldn’t make it due to time constraint. Seat you gotta try it next time you go back~ It’s called 添好運, address is 旺角廣華街2-20號翠園大樓2期地下8號舖.

  6. seat says:

    3 stars Michelin dim sum…..haha…..hope it’s 3-star-quality, not 3-star-price. ^^;; I’ll definitely try!