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We can’t help being drawn to storied cities that have an exhilarating energy and drive for constant renewal – Hong Kong definitely fits the bill, blending old and new with undeniable aplomb. With just a few short days in the city packed with back-to-back meetings we feared we’d leave without getting to have a dim sum lunch, always a much anticipated highlight of our visits. On our last day we managed to wrap up early and get a taste of “old” Hong Kong at Luk Yu Teahouse (24-26 Stanley Street, Central). The décor, unchanged in decades, harks back to a distinctly colonial era. But the real prize here was the selection of incredibly delectable dumplings, served by waiters who have worked the floor for decades and whose gruffness somehow adds to the charm of the dining experience. We got our dose of “new” when we discovered the rooftop bar at the Madera Hotel in Jordan the night before – lychee martinis and twinkling lights across the harbor were the perfect counter-balance to a hectic day !