Double Happiness Flower Tea and Vegan Dim Sum
A stroll down Fuk Yue St, through joyful lane and I’m in the Lock Cha Tea House. OK that isn’t the route to get here but those places do exist!
This is adorable. Vegan dim sum in an authentic tea house tucked away in Hong Kong park. You can hear birds outside and sit by the fountain. It feels quite serene which is a welcome break from the frenzy of the streets.
My tea arrives in a glass vase. It comes flower closed immersed in hot water and I’m instructed to wait for the flower to open. Well my day can’t get any better already. Sitting in a Chinese tea house waiting for my double happiness flower to open.
The waitress returns, a few of the dishes I’ve ordered are unavailable but no matter it’s all vegan just bring me anything!
OMG here it comes. I’ve over ordered but I don’t care. What heaven not having to worry about what’s in everything! I’m struggling with my chopsticks and so happy to have had the Chinese eating lesson on the bus tour last night. Apparently stabbing with chopsticks and then using them like a fork is fine as is holding your bowl close to your face and shovelling, using chopsticks sideways like a knife to cut things is also ok in fact pretty much anything goes seemingly. It’s all good! Drink from the bowl! Slurp it up! I’m pretty sure burpings ok too!
I try all the methods. And then give up and use the soup spoon as a shovel. Thank god I don’t have a date opposite me. It’s splash splash and splosh, oops the double dipped cauliflower dropped on the table. I feel like the barbarian that came to dinner. Maybe I best hold the burp!
I had spring rolls, cauliflower in soup, baby cabbage in soup, steamed vegetable rolls, steamed rice noodle rolls with yellow sesame (my fave), mochi with red bean paste and double happiness tea.
Tea House website is here.