The Western Market is the oldest surviving market building in Hong Kong. Nowadays it has been refurbished and turned into a centre housing boutique shops and restaurants. One of these restaurants is The Grand Stage - a spacious and extravagant venue, popular with wedding functions.
We visit on a weekday for some lunch time dim sim and it is a full house. Bookings are a must.
Fried vegetable pancake
Prawn and chive dumpling
Quail egg siu mai
This is an old fashioned dim sim dish and not often found on the menu at the more modern establishments. A bite into the dumpling, reveals a perfect quail egg beneath the skin.
Hedgehog lava custard bun
These are cute and delicious - a lovely, crisp baked bun, oozing with hot and golden custard inside.
Birds nest milk custard in young coconut
A nice and light dessert. Desserts served in young coconuts seem to be the trend at every dessert place in Hong Kong at the moment.
A nice venue for yum cha, though the dishes are overall average, with some hits and misses.
The Grand Stage
2/F, Western Market, 323 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan