City Bites

They’re back! Less than two years after closing, dim sum resto Hung Sum reopens

It’s the (re)opening that dim sum lovers have been waiting for all summer. In mid-July, Hung Sum’s Facebook page lit up with ecstatic commentary after the owners posted an image of fireworks lighting up the sky, along with the news that they’d found a new space.

The second incarnation of Hung Sum (located at 939 Somerset St. W. at Preston) opened its doors a month later on August 18, posting a decadent menu of 50+ dim sum favourites.

Shrimp har gow. Photo by Anne DesBrisay
Hung Sum’s shrimp har gow. Photo by Anne DesBrisay

With the closure of a couple of dim sum places lately (including, most recently, Fortune Express in Kanata) the reopening of Hung Sum is timely news. In a 2015 review for Ottawa Magazine, restaurant critic Anne DesBrisay commented on the freshness of everything on the Hung Sum menu, the dishes served steaming hot as they were made — “juicy little affordable bites, served by hard-working people in a hard-working room.”

Welcome back.

Most dishes range from $3.75-$5.65. Cash and debit.