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Dim Sum Go Go Disappointment


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Dim Sum Go Go Disappointment

gorlanko | | Nov 9, 2008 11:40 AM

The wife and I went to this much talked about dim sum joint today for a quick bite. I was expecting great dim sum with all the raves but was very disappointed.

First of all, as a native HK person, this place had zero atmosphere, no carts, little chatter, tons of hipsters and tourist types.

One of the joys of dim sum is seeing all the dishes roll by and grabbing whatever strikes your fancy, not too crazy about ordering stuff off a mini menu.

On to the food,

the beef cheung was awful, just slices of chewy beef in a noodle skin rather than the traditional superior cheung fun served in traditional Cantonese dim sum places. Like I carved a slice of beef from a sirloin and rolled it in noodle and steamed it. Yuk

the shrimp and chive dumpling didn't have whole shrimp in it but rather chopped/diced up mushy shrimp with tons of chives. Not fresh at all.

Chicken feet was okay, a little tougher than some other places, but not bad.

The meatballs with tofu skin was okay as well, not great, not bad.

We left after the four dishes and hightailed for some real food.

All in all, a disappointing experience, reminded me of a dim sum joint you'd find in Disney World.

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