Growing up in Hong Kong, I did dim sum so often with my family that I usually find the whole experience pretty monotonous. If I never see a shumai or hargow in my life, I'd be just fine. But there are two restaurants in Hong Kong where I really don't mind doing dim sum: Dynasty in the Renaissance Harbor View in Wan Chai and Jasmine in the Festival Walk shopping complex in Kowloon Tong.
Jasmine features a fusion dim sum menu with dishes that are as lovely to look at as they are delicious to eat. Delicious enough, in fact, that I'm willing to take a 30-minute long subway ride and to shove my way through Hong Kong's most obnoxious mega-mall to get there.
THE most delectable dish, though, is the cold eggplant in sesame sauce. Again, this is a really simple dish: cooked eggplant tossed in a sesame-flavored dressing. But the sesame dressing (which is probably just Japanese sesame salad dressing mixed with Japanese sweet mayo) is unbelievable. You could probably cover cardboard with this dressing, and it'll still taste delicious. This eggplant is so good that my sister and I usually request two orders of it and still have to fight over who gets to lick the dish.
Are you a fan of dim sum?