Dim Sum at HKYK Seafood Hotpot Restaurant in Richmond

Updated: 6th Feb 2012; This restaurant had closed.

The Richmond Community Kitchen gathered for a Chinese New Year celebration at HKYK Seafood Hotpot Restaurant which serves dim sum in the morning.

One of the reason we picked HKYK is it’s wheel chair. There is a parking lot adjacent to this building and there are lots allocated for HKYK but you must register your license plate number in a register book at the reception.


There were fourteen members (old and new) from various kitchens who attended this event.


Another reason we picked HKYK is their prices are really cheap; $1.99 for most of the regular dim sum items. Click on the order sheets above for the enlarge view. HKYK uses a computerized order sheet where you shade the required quantity. It reminds of the multiple choices test in schools.


HKYK has been in Richmond for a long time. I remembered we had dim sum here way back in 2002. It is a big restaurant with many seating. I’ve seen reviews that service is not that good here but for the price that you pay, you cant expect much. We are quite ok with the slow service as that gives us more time to chit chat and catch up with one another.


We ordered a total of 21 different items to try. The Steamed Glutinous Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf was the only Special item we ordered. This huge dumpling costs $5.50. It came with sugar and soy sauce for dipping.

Other than the above special, we ordered pretty regular dim sum items for those who are not familiar with this Cantonese cuisine to be on the safe side. Moreover, we do have one member who is gluten intolerant.


Pork Dumplings, Shrimp Dumplings, Steamed Dumpling Chiu Chou Style and Steamed BBQ Buns are very common items in dim sum place.


Wonton in Chili Oil and Peanut Sauce, Steamed Pork Ribs in Black Bean Sauce, Steamed Beef Ribs in Black Pepper Sauce and Steamed Pork Liver Rice Rolls with Ginger are more for the … meat lovers.


Steamed Bean Curd Rolls Wrapped with Minced Meat, Pan Fried Bean Curd Rolls Wrapped with Shrimps, Steamed Bean Curd Skin with Abalone Mushroom and Steamed Rice Rolls Wrapped with Chinese Donuts are some of the bean curd items on the menu.


Next are some deep fried items like Deep Fried Egg Plant with Fish Paste, Deep Fried Spring Rolls with Shrimps and Deep Fried Buns with Condensed Milk.


For dessert we had Deep Fried Crushed Egg Cracker in Honey, Lychee and Cinnamon Jello, Steamed Rice Ball with Crushed Peanuts, Mango Pudding and Egg Tarts (forgot to take picture of egg tart because it came last and everyone is ready to leave). Click on the images for an enlarge view.

We practically ordered double for all the above items and the bill came to $120 before tips. This is a pretty good meal for all of us.

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8:00 am to 4:00 am

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  1. Michael Kwan

    No phoenix claw? Dim sum isn’t complete without sucking on my chicken feet. 😉

  2. LotusRapper

    Wow, I had no idea HKYK even does dim sum ! And such low prices, not to mention all the “traditional” DS offerings. I gotta go there asap.

    Thanks Ben 🙂

  3. Lena

    My family and I almost always go to HKYK for dim sum, it’s pretty average but still tasty 🙂

  4. gish

    Their beef tendon at dim sum is superb. I think it was so popular that they have taken it off their $1.99 menu and it is now a specialty item or something. I would go there for dim sum just to eat their beef tendon.

  5. trisha

    nice pictures! i’m always weary of dim sum because i don’t know what everything is (and i don’t eat meat… although fish is fine). this helps put a visual to some names. thanks!

  6. Monkeysmile

    What is a steamed dumpling CHOW CHOU STYLE? Is it a meat dumpling?

    1. Suanne

      Hi Monkeysmile, chow chou style dumpling does have meat in it, usually pork. Other ingredients include chives, dried shrimp, jicama, etc. Here is a write up on wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_guo.

  7. mikeyjrd

    thanks for the info,

    how’s the AYCE hot pot at this place? Do you have a hot pot menu scan?

    and i heard they have late night ayce hot pot, whats the difference?

    1. Ben

      Hi Mikejrd: Unfortunately we don’t have the hot pot menu from HYKY … we never had hot pot there actually. Ben

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