iEat Lin Heung Tea House

Locals’ long-time favourite

A long-established name

Lin Heung has been kaifong’s (街坊) favourite hangout since 1927. First established as cake shop in Guangzhou, the first branch opened at Queen’s Rood Central, later moved to Wellington Street. A great place for a noisy and crowded, jolly yumcha (飲茶) experience.

Turning a page

When in 2019 many bid a tearful farewell to Lin Heung, the old employees decided to take over. Then, 4th generation owner Mr Ngan decided to re-open Lin Heung once again, hoping to carry the brand forward.

It’s filled with regulars who have easily been coming here for half a century.

A taste of Guangdong style

Don’t expect service here. You must be ready to jump off your seat and grab what you want from the auntie pushing the cart with freshly steamed old-school dim sum. Very few restaurants keep this tradition. Local’s favourites are quail egg siumai (鵪春蛋燒賣) and sponge cake (馬拉糕). Right at the entrance you can also sample traditional Chinese pastries, Lin Heung’s wedding cakes are legendary.

Authentic traditions



Lots of nostalgic eye candy here! The ceiling not only has old-school fans, but also hooks for bird cages, a reminder of the past when regulars would come with their beloved birds. Tables have spittoons for customers to get rid of tea that turns cold.

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