Hello hungry people!
I started The Dim Sum Diaries here in Hong Kong in 2011 as a tribute to the most important thing in my life (second to friends and family… I suppose), and that is FOOD!
I plan my days around food; I plan my weeks around food; my holiday destinations are planned with food in mind; and if ever I am faced with a disappointing meal, you’ll want to quickly make yourself scarce, as you would not want to witness the wrath that can be sparked by bad food, or indeed lack of food. Ever heard the word “hangry”? As anyone who knows me can attest, make me wait long periods between meals and you’ll know exactly what it means.
Hong Kong is any food lover’s paradise. I think even if I visited a different restaurant every single day for the next 10 years, I still wouldn’t come close to discovering all the amazing gems it has to offer. You can find bowls of steaming noodles for $40 (USD 5), world-renowned Michelin-starred restaurants that will require taking out a small mortgage, and everything in between. There is literally something for everyone here and restaurants serving every cuisine imaginable.
If you’re wondering about the face behind The Dim Sum Diaries and what gives me the right to hark on and on about food, I am just your typical half-English, half-Venezuelan girl, who grew up between England, Hong Kong and South America and ended up marrying an Australian. I have never pretended to be any real authority on food – I simply like to eat it and I like to write about it.
Although the situation has improved somewhat over the past seven years since being back here, one of my pet hates about living in Hong Kong is that so many restaurants don’t have their own websites, let alone online menus, and their only online presence is on those horrible food forums with unappetising photos and grammatical errors galore. I therefore made it my mission, when I started writing this website, to give the people of Hong Kong an honest, detailed account of Hong Kong restaurants, and so that is what I’m here for. I am slowly making my way around our city’s eateries, reviewing one new place before another opens up and that first one shuts down – such is the way in this fast-paced metropolis.
Thanks for reading and, as always, if you have suggestions about where I should review next, please leave your comments below!