With my parents in town, I thought it would be nice to have a family dim sum lunch at Dragon Seal (龍璽) last weekend. Located on the 101st floor of ICC, this elegant Cantonese restaurant is part of the Sky Dining 101 family (neighboring Inakaya and Ryu Gin).
This was my first visit to Dragon Seal, and I admit I was a bit worried this restaurant was only about the breath-taking harbor views and the fancy French decor. But the food didn’t disappoint, the dim sum dishes were all delicious and delicately prepared to perfection.
I liked the modern touches made to some of the classic dim sum dishes, such as edible gold leafs sprinkled over the shrimp dumplings and the black truffle in the vegetable dumpling (or should I call these fusion attempts?).
Needless to say, dining at an up-scale restaurant like Dragon Seal also comes with a hefty bill. Most of the a-la-carte dim sum dishes ranged between $55-$80. Set lunch menus were also offered, but I forgot to make note of the prices. We opted to go the traditional route and order a variety of dim sum to share.
I would say my favorites were the Baked Wagyu Beef Bun, Crispy Roasted Pork and Poached Inaniwa Udon with Scallops (I forgot to take a snapshot of the udon, but it was the highlight of the lunch for me).
Dragon Seal is definitely not your everyday affordable Chinese restaurant, so I would recommend you to reserve dining here for a special occasion.
Lunch Total: ~$1500 for 5 persons
Address: 101/F, ICC, 1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui / Tel: 2568 9886