SquareMeal Review of
Joy King Lau
‘People queue up here for a reason’, according to one of Joy King Lau’s regular customers, and that is for the cavalcade of trusty dim sum – inexpensive, tasty and served up without any fiddle-faddle in a vintage Chinatown setting. Steamed delights include prawn har gau, Shanghai dumplings, prawn cheung fun, roast pork bun and pork ribs; then there are fried chicken’s feet, grilled chive cakes, squares of turnip paste and crispy won tons. By night, the four floors resound with groups munching their way through plates of crispy ‘seaweed’, sesame prawn toasts, hot and sour soup, chicken with cashew nuts and other mainstream fare. Better to come at the weekend for brunch with a few friends, order dumplings galore, then ‘sit back and watch as the bamboo baskets stack up’.