Fu Sing Sharkfin Seafood Restaurant

Fu Sing Sharkfin Seafood Restaurant
Multiple locations
Hong Kong

With the fancy Michelin caliber dim sum checked off the bucket list, it was only right to give a regular dim sum restaurant a try.  Hong Kong is THE place for dim sum with even the low end places being pretty fantastic I heard.  3SB recommended Fu Sing. Even though it has “sharkfin” in the name, we came just for the dim sum.

Char Siu
Juicy, tender, sweet, delicious.DSC01089

Roasted Pork
Crispy skin, succulent meat.DSC01091

Xiao Long Bao
Certainly not as good as Lung King Heen, but still solid.DSC01092

Har Gow
Solid.DSC01094

Salted Egg Yolk Bun
It was probably best to eat this while it was still fresh and warm, but I waited until the end.  By that time, it wasn’t as good as it could have been.  DSC01095

Pork Dumpling with Chili Sauce
3SB did all the ordering, but I threw this in at the last minute.  It wasn’t that great.DSC01096

Turnip Cake with Fried Shrimp Paste
I love turnip cake and shrimp.  This was the perfect marriage of some of my favorite things.DSC01098

Shrimp Chow Fun Roll
Another solid dim sum classic.DSC01105

Crispy Fried Tofu
It looks just like fried tofu, but it was so perfectly crispy on the outside and delicately soft on the inside.  It was so piping hot and delicious for being so simple.  3SB did well with this.DSC01107

Baked BBQ Pork Bun
The pork was tender and sweet.  The buns were soft with a crispy sugary topping.  Delicious.DSC01108

Fried Shrimp
I’m not certain what sort of sauce covered my favorite fried seafood.  It was pasty, yolky, and salty.  I didn’t like the texture of it.  Definitely not a winner.DSC01111

Oxtail Stew
We took a bit of a detour from the small dim sum offerings with the hearty oxtail stew.  I was soooo full at this point so I could only enjoy a bit of this.  It was tasty!DSC01113

Chinese Lettuce homemade shrimp paste
It seemed they had almost forgot about our order here.  I was so full and I was OK canceling the order by 3SB insisted we must try this these vegetables.  A seemingly ordinary clay pot of the most boring vegetable ever, turned out to be the most unique and flavorful dish of the meal.  The lettuce were scorching hot.  They still retained a nice amount of snappy juiciness.  The highlight was really that shrimp paste, a little bit of funk and a whole lot of umami.  So YUMS!DSC01109

 

Dessert
Like any traditional Chinese restaurant, a complimentary dessert was served at the end of our meal.  I can’t be certain of what it was exactly, but my guess would be a sweet mung bean porridge or soup with tapioca.  Desserts like these go best with a cup of hot tea.  It was the perfect amount of sweetness, just enough to complete the meal, but not too much to make you sick or thirsty.  Asians know how to do desserts even when it’s something as simple as free porridge.DSC01114

So you might have noticed by now that we didn’t have any of the namesake sharkfin.  I actually don’t know if it’s any good here.  What I do know is that the dim sum was pretty darn tasty.  The standout dishes had to be the fried tofu and Chinese lettuce.  They were a kind of deliciousness that was completely new to me.  The dim sum options in Hong Kong are pretty large, but you probably won’t go wrong with Fu Sing.

10 – You NEED to eat here
9 – Awesome
8 – Very good
7 – Good
6 – OK
5 – Average
4 – Not bad
3 – Not good
2 – Terrible
1 – Do NOT eat here

 

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