Last Thursday I went for lunch at Hakkasan Hanway Place with the lovely Mina and Alix. We haven't caught up properly for ages so it was a great chance to try some delicious Dim Sum and have a good ole natter. I've never been to Hakkasan, however I paid a visit to sister restaurant Sake no Hana last year for their Sake class, so I knew it would be pretty good.
After settling down and sipping on some green tea, we started with the Crispy Duck Salad and Salt and Pepper Squid. The crispy duck salad was eaten so quickly I didn't get a photo, it was delicious. The duck was perfect and the salad had so much flavour in it. The salt and pepper squid was also delicious, especially the crispy bits. The batter was incredibly light and just perfect, none of that soggy batter nonsense!
We then ordered a huge variety of Dim Sum, the flavours were vibrant and intense, and I left Hakkasan incredibly full. Some of the Dim Sum were quite hard to pick up with chopsticks, and I ended up dropping a couple of them back onto the plate whilst desperately trying to get them into my mouth! Despite going to Ping Pong on a regular basis, I definitely need some more practice.
I am completely in love with Hakkasan, not only the food, but the atmosphere and service were excellent. Michelin-starred Dim Sum definitely has a certain allure to it, and I think I'm gonna have to take my Dad there sometime, he's a massive Dim Sum fan. The great thing about Hakkasan is also that it's suitable for most budgets, they have set menus, or you can pick and choose your dishes as you please, thus bumping up the price or keeping it lower.
Have you been to Hakkasan? What's your favourite Dim Sum restaurant?