MUST TRY LIST – Freshly steamed dim sum and chicken coconut hotpot at ‘InCook’ Restaurant


18th April 2019 – (Hong Kong) Don’t be deceived by the unattractive and modest interior of this restaurant that looks like any normal eatery in China. We have tried numerous dim sum restaurants in Hong Kong from the fancier ‘ Chinese Library’ at Tai Kwun, ‘China Tang’ at Landmark Central to other local dim sum restaurants in TST and Mong Kok. None of them could rival ‘In Cook’ restaurant in Kennedy Town (Let’s not discuss how they got the name) for their extremely cheap, freshly made dim sum and the divine chicken coconut hotpot served during dinner time. Most places in town normally re-heat the dimsum in bamboo steamers but InCook only steam them fresh when you place an order.

The restaurant is spacious where you can find many local residents and retirees spending their afternoon enjoying dim sum and tea.

From 7am to 11.30am, dim sum (usually served in 3/4 pieces) costs only HK$14-15 each. For lunch (between 11.31am to 2pm), each dim sum costs HK$15-16. If you want the best value for money, go between 2.01pm to 4pm, as dim sum costs only HK$13-14 each. Premium items cost between HK$22-HK$28. Do ask for English menu if you can’t understand Cantonese.

The menu.

Notable dim sum dishes include steamed Teochew dumplings (chiu chao fun gor), Prawn dumplings, steamed plain rice rolls, claypot chicken rice (HK$36).

Claypot chicken rice (HK$36)
Plain fried noodles.
The bill for 5 dimsum dishes, claypot chicken rice and 2 tea came to only HK$180.40 including service charges.

Not only does InCook restaurant serve the best dim sum dishes, their signature chicken coconut hotpot for two (HK$198) tastes equally amazing. The soup base is cooked with fresh coconut and chicken. You can select from a variety of meat balls, fish balls, vegetables and noodles to dip into the hotpot.

Chicken coconut hotpot.
Fresh coconut is used to make the soup base.
The hotpot set for 2 costs only HK$198.

Value for money : 5/5
Taste : 4.5/5
Ambience : 3/5
Service : 3/5

InCook Restaurant,

6 Hau Wo St, Kennedy Town.

Tel : +852-2872 8318