The Sky Boss
Dim sum is served on almost every street in Hong Kong. It’s affordable, accessible and most importantly, delicious. But when you fly half way around the world to see family, you are taken to the fanciest dim sum restaurant in Hong Kong. The highest of high end restaurants are found at the top of the tallest building in Hong Kong – The International Commerce Center.
Sky Boss is where carefully wrapped xia gao and sui mais are served on delicate porcelain plates. It comes with a side of an amazing panoramic view of Tsim Sha Tsui – Hong Kong’s tourist hub overflowing with high end shops and fine dining restaurants.
Sky Dining 101
Sky Dining 101, along with access to Facebook and Gmail, is only a few hour away from Shenzhen, China by bus. This trip to Hong Kong was for me to pay my respects to my paternal grandmother. It was my first time visiting after she passed away while I was in business school. This was meant to be a solemn trip to the temple. It also involved being dragged by my family to brand names stores with things I couldn’t afford to buy and places I couldn’t afford to stay in. However, I did get to experience Sky Dining 101, where they served the fanciest dim sum and most delicate tea at The Sky Boss.
At Sky Dining 101, you’re eating on the 101st floor instead of the ground floor. Plates are gracefully placed on your table instead of hastily tossed and splattered. Food is silky and each bite is as light as air compared to the greasy mouthfuls that locals also find quite satisfying. The atmosphere is quiet, serene and clean – emphasis on CLEAN – instead of crowded, loud restaurant chatter. Both was of enjoying dim sum has it’s charm.
There was a catch to this fine dining experience.
I was stuck with a very expensive bill at my mother’s last minute request, which she casually mentioned as the elevator approached the 101st floor to the restaurant. It was her way of showing off without actually showing off. In Chinese culture, when children “make it”, their parents “make it” too. When you’re with family you haven’t seen in years eating delicious dim sum and surrounded by an incredible view, you marinate in the moment and forget about the money evaporating in the bank.