Prince Restaurant is the kind of place you are extremely happy to find when you didn’t know what you were looking for. With the obvious authenticity of a hole-in-the-wall local back-street stall, but also boasting the air of elegance and class befitting a fine-dining restaurant in its well-lit and beautifully ornamented dining room, this classic Chinese dim sum establishment on Lai Chi Kok Road is emblematic of Hong Kong’s ability to blur lines and avoid distinct classification. Some dishes are traditional and hearty, like a creamy chicken soup or spritely sprout and vegetable spicy salad. Other dishes are hybrid creations, like still-wobbling fresh scallops served in their shells on a bed of infused rice, topped with fried and fresh onions and a secret sauce. Come to Prince Restaurant in Mong Kok for an authentic dim sum experience, and you’ll leave with a few new ideas on what that means.