Yummy Dim Sum at Myers + Chang

You think of Myers + Chang as a fancy-schmancy South End place to get a special dinner, but opinionatedchef is here to tell you that dim sum, served each Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., is also wonderful. "I can't think of the last time we had this many different items that we were very happy with," she says. You'd better be: It's dim sum only during the daytime on the weekend. You want lunch, come during the week.

But if you are at Myers + Chang for the dim sum, opinionatedchef says her table ordered seconds of the Chinese sausage and caramelized onion omelet ("moist, tender, perfectly spiced"), the tea-smoked pork ribs, and the dan dan noodles ("the creaminess of the noodles themselves was astounding"). She also highly recommends the Hakka eggplant, a pretty dish of vivid purple eggplant slices with five-spice sauce; the sweet potato fritters with Chinese sausage; and Mama Chang's pork dumplings: "excellent toothsome wrapper, good flavor and texture of filling, but the SAUCE was the standout element; very unusual."

The Thai iced tea is also quite wonderful, just sweet enough and fresh-tasting. But avoid the spring rolls, as well as the pot stickers with greens and shiitakes, opinionated chef says; they're too "one note."

Every item on the dim sum menu is cheap ($3 to $6), but naturally, if you go on an ordering frenzy, it adds up fast.

Myers + Chang [South End]
1145 Washington Street, Boston
617-542-5200

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