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China Pearl, Chinatown, Boston

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China Pearl, Chinatown, Boston

Limster | Oct 26, 2003 01:03 AM

Steamed pork ribs and the siu mai were probably the best of what I had today. The former was not too tough and fairly well seasoned, although a extra hint of spicy heat might not be bad. The siu mai, top open dumplings of minced meat and shrimp wrapped with a wonton skin had a very satisfying meatiness to it.

Stuffed mushrooms are also quite enjoyable.

The skin on the har gao/shrimp dumplings were too doughy and thick. Decent tasting shrimp on the inside.

A big plate of boiled gai lan/ Chinese broccoli was slightly limp, a tiny tad overcooked.

Also enjoyed the smooth glutinous rice wrapped in lotus leaves, very good rice, but just somewhat decent meat filling.

Decent to somewhat good dim sum, not extraordinary. Individual items might differ, but in my mind, on average, their quality is virtually identical to Chow Chau City. I'd give China Pearl a tiny edge for asking what kind of tea I wanted instead of offering only standard jasmine. (We got a very drinkable tieguanyin, not high grade stuff by any means, but pleasant with the meal.)

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