One Dim Sum received a Michelin one-star rating for 2012. We spent a week dining in Hong Kong, including some other Michelin-rated places. Some were more pretentious, but none were more enjoyable to us. Somewhere, I read that One Dim Sum must be one of the least expensive one-star Michelins in the world. That must be true. We ordered and then ordered more, but our bill, for three persons, was about $130HKD (about $18USD). The menu is in English which was a big help to us and fellow diners were so friendly and helpful. The staff were also patient with us. That the food was excellent is not an afterthought. Our favorites were the deep fried spring roll with leeks, steam rice noodles and steam cake Mala style. I did not care for the steam curry cuttlefish, although I like cuttlefish. When we head back to Hong Kong, One Dim Sum will be a first stop. It’s a restaurant where the foreign visitor can get an English menu, great food, embarrassingly reasonable prices and friendly service. They do not take reservations. It’s a busy restaurant, so if you don’t want a long wait, go as early as possible.
This friendly Hong Kong family befriended us at One Dim Sum. Although we spoke to Cantonese and their English was rusty, they helped us order and we ended up sharing food and posing for a photo outside.