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Peony is the name of the Chinese restaurant in the residents club of Discovery Bay, a development on Lantau Island. It’s only a 25 minutes sailing away from Central on HK Island.

Before, only members were allowed in but since some time now they also accept non-members. The bill has to be settled by credit card only. Members are billed via their membership card. So the place avoids handling cash. 

For the classic Dim Sum they change the menu every day with order sheets numbered from 1 to 4. So instead of offering an immense variety every day, they have not as many items on the menu but as the day after you can get a different choice, that’s not really a problem… unless you want to stick always to the same food.

Dim Sum is among Hong Kong finest food traditions

Dim Sum is among Hong Kong finest food traditions

They also offer other items that will change on a regular basis and of course the classic Chinese menu is available the whole year around.

Variable menu

Peony menu

Zhau Mei is one of our favourite teas when going for Dim Sum.
Zhou Mei

As pictures say more than a thousand words: enjoy some of our local Dim Sum specialities:

Discovery Bay 002

Discovery Bay 001

Dumplings

Dumpling

Peony Chinese Restaurant1bis

Dim Sum places can be very crowded;  however, as this one is mostly aiming at local resident club members you will never have long waiting queues at Peony. We are not members but do live nearby. That makes is very convenient.

If you are visiting Hong Kong and want a really high end Dim Sum place, I can recommend:

DIM SUM – The Art of Chinese Tit-Bits.

G/F, 63 Shing Woo Road, Happy Valley. HK Island. Tel:2834 4353

It’s a private restaurant, not one of those huge Dim Sum halls. Come early as there are only about 15 tables and the place has a very good reputation.

I’ll get the location on the map for you:

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