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Chau Chow City - Christmas dim sum - report

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Chau Chow City - Christmas dim sum - report

Dave MP | | Dec 26, 2011 01:00 PM

I ate at Chau Chow City on Christmas day, and I thought it was decent overall. However, I feel like Chau Chow City has sort of lost its grandeur (if it ever had any?). I thought the lights were kinda dim, the room felt crowded, and it just didn't feel very *nice*. 10 years ago, I think it was a bit brighter and cleaner maybe.

Anyway, food was pretty good. Highlights included the shrimp rice noodles rolls (shrimp were plump and tender), pan-fried dumplings and various other steamed dumplings. But compared to two recent visits to Hei La Moon (see http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810122) I think it didn't quite live up, and the total bill for 9 people was about equal at both restaurants. Hei La Moon currently has a bit more variety, has bigger dining rooms (more space between tables), and has a few standout items (the baked pork buns, the durian flavored sweets), so I think I'll probably head to HLM in the future for dim sum with carts (or dim sum with large groups

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Dave MP

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Hei La Moon
88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

Chau Chow City
81 Essex St, Boston, MA 02111

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