Asian Pearl is pretty good for dim sum though it's also more pricey too. This place has been open since Sept 7, 2008 so lots of people know about it already.
On their business card they have other places listed on the back: Asian Pearl in Richmond & Millbrae; The Kitchen in Millbrae; New Canton in Sacramento; Macau Cafe in Richmond & Sacramento.
It was pretty crowded at 11:30-11:45 so if you don't like crowds go Early. They open at 10AM on Weekends.
They ask what kind of tea do you want: I just said Jasmine.
Things we tried:
pork pan-fried buns - ok
steamed shrimp dumplings - ok $4.2
chicken feet - good. $6
bbq pork rice noodles - good. $4.20
chow fun noodles -good
beef meatball $2.8, springy, meaty. I liked it ok.
chinese broccoli $6 - I didn't try it, too hard to eat for me - why do they cut it so long?
salt & pepper fried calamari $6 - i didn't try it. Others liked it, hubby didn't.
pan fried chive turnover (2 pcs though cut into 4) $3.5 - Skip it, too greasy, it's just a chive & egg pancake but not good.
black sesame mochi dessert $3.5 - good, not great.
siu mai - shrimp dumplings w/ mushrooms - Awesome. $4.2 x 2 orders
egg custard tarts - 3 in an order - didn't try.
Separate bathrooms - women's was clean & fancy looking.
Main dining room is huge w/ another room in the corner & side dining area. We sat in a back room to the Left of the main dining room - not very good there because the main dining seems to get the food first, but spacious.
deluxe shark's fins set dinner $368 for 10pp/ $188 for 5 pp limit 4 tables
deluxe abalone set dinner $428 for 10pp; $230 for 5 pp limit 6 tables
abalone, lobster, shark's fins set dinner $488 for 10 pp; $255 for 5 pp limit 8 tables
abalone, shark's fins, bird's nest set dinner $568 for 10pp; $288 for 5pp
deluxe abalone, shark's fins, bird's nest set dinner $698 for 10; $358 for 5pp
Super deluxe dinner set $888 for 10; $450 for 5pp
Royal dinner set $1280 for 10pp (please order in advance)
M-F 11-2:30; 5-10p
Sat&Sun: 10am-2:30p; 5-10p
Fremont Asian Pearl
43635 Boscell Rd, Fremont, CA 94538