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Dim Sum Disaster

LoveFood2Much | Sep 17, 2007 09:14 AM

Looked around for someplace both close and rated as good or better. Came across Fortune Banquet at Seven Corners in Falls Church.
Went this past Sunday at noon with an incredible craving for good to great Dim Sum. It was a huge disappointment. The sticky rice was served out of a plastic clear mold and tasted bland. It was cold. I ordered nearly 9 plates and everything was cold and bland. The only thing served hot, or shall I saw warm, was the Beef in Rice Noodle that had to be ordered because it was not on the cart
I left a lot of food behind, which I NEVER do anywhere especially dim sum. The lack of Asians and a large crowd on noon on Sunday should have been my first hint.
Never saw any congee served either. The vegetable dish, Chinese Broccoli was huge but again lacked much flavor. I would strongly avoid this place. It also felt like their was a competition from the people pushing the carts to push plates in your face like salespeople getting a commission.
I've eaten at Ming's in Palo Alto and Yank Sing's in San Francisco, numerous places in Hong Kong and China as well as the Kowloon Seafood Dim Sum in Toronto, so I know dim sum.
Sorry to post a negative review.
I better go to one of the top few that keep getting mentioned here, most seem to be in Maryland.
Any recommendations on the best Dim Sum, preferably ordered not cart service, in NoVa?

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