Duddell's and designers Paola Sinisterra and Ignacio Garcia have teamed up to reinvent dim sum, taking it from a traditionally breakfast food to a proper lunch and dinner meal.
The team has crafted four distinct and delicious dim sum sets: “decadent platter,” “fiery specialties,” “delicate morsels” and “wholesome bites.” The wholesome bites set for four (HK$530 for four persons), includes dishes such as mushroom dumplings with black truffle, crispy bean curd with spicy salt and braised e-fu noodles with enoki mushroom.
If you are looking for something a bit more luxurious, perhaps devour some of the fiery specialties set (HK$850 for four persons). This set, also for four, includes smoked duck breast with honey, roasted suckling pig and crispy salted chicken.
Alternatively, if you fancy something a little lighter, dig into the Delicate Morsels set (HK$380 for four persons). Made up of shrimp dumpling with bird’s nest and Yunnan ham, pork dumpling with scallop and crab coral, you will not leave hungry.
Finally, for Dim Sum enthusiasts, there is the decadent platter for four (HK$800 for four persons). Guests will enjoy shrimp dumplings with cabbage and conpoy, braised vermicelli with seafood and egg whites, fried chicken with shrimp paste and more.
In addition to the sharing platters, the rest of the menu has been spruced up; Duddell's now offers table side peking duck (HK$600) served with all the trimmings.
Rising to the occasion, Bar Manager Marek Vojcarcik has spiced up the drinks menu to include four new Punch Bowl sharing cocktails, one to complement each of the dim sum sets (priced at HK$750 for four persons). All of the new cocktail concoctions will be served in brass punch bowls, designed by the team and handcrafted by local artisans, speaking to the restaurant's dedication to featuring the work of local artists. Now, for example,the walls of the Salon are covered in the new exhibition: ‘Here is Where We Meet,’ curated by Vivian Poon. The exhibit, running till October 5th, will consider the impact of ‘tradition’ on artists, captivating the restaurant's patrons.
Duddell's: Levels 3 & 4, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, 2525-9191