Here is some dim sum at 嘉麟楼 (Spring Moon), the Chinese restaurant inside the Peninsula Hong Kong, with me, Geoff, and my dad. The place is famous for inventing XO sauce, which I admit was very good. I technically wasn't supposed to take pictures of stuff in here, so consider these deep cover arthur hungry SPY PICS. That's right, I put my life on the line for you guys.
This meal was great. The taro ball is one of my favorite dim sum items, and they made it great here... crisp and flaky. The roast pork was, I believe, the best roast pork I've ever had. Deliciously fat and tasty. Odd to say that about an item as common as roast pork, but I really think so. Roast pork pastry is another of my favorites and as you can guess thanks to the roast pork was really good here. Shrimp dumplings were standard (which means really good in HK). The duck dish was very interesting... dunno how to describe the stuff other than couscous. A little salty but the mix of textures was good.
People that know me have heard me hype this up forever: there is a good chance that this place has the best mango pudding in the world. No exaggeration. You can also get the mango pudding in the lobby lounge, or get it room service if you're staying at the hotel. I remember the first time I tried it, I was staying there, and we got mango pudding like every day. It's just so damn good, I can't even describe it. The texture is moist, not too rubbery, perfect mango flavor... it's just awesome. If you're EVER in Hong Kong, you must at least go to the Peninsula lobby and try this out. You won't be dissappointed.
The buns were also very good. Apparently, this place also invented these buns which are now a fairly known/common item. Translated literally they are "milk yellow buns" which doesn't describe them too well. They're just buns that have a sweet egg-yolky center. These are the best ones I've had. Texture of the buns was great, and the filling is absolutely delicious. Really, if you get a chance, you should go eat a meal at this place so you can try the roast pork, mango pudding, and the buns.
But at the very least TRY THE MANGO PUDDING.