Well, Reno finally has a place for decent dim sum. I'm not sure how long it will last, but I tried two kinds of dim sum yesterday at Golden China Restaurant at 1505 S. Virginia St. (across the parking lot from India Garden Restaurant) and it was good.
Let me clarify this at the beginning. This dim sum will not compare favorably to the best dim sum you find around Grant Street in San Francisco or Monterey Park east of Los Angeles. But for people in the Truckee Meadows jonesing for decent dim sum, it will fill the bill.
I tried dim sum at this place about a year ago and found it mediocre. I ordered a dim sum platter at dinner and my impression of it was that it was frozen and reheated. I tried dim sum at the Duck House in Reno a few weeks ago and found it lacking. For some reason I decided to go back and try it at Golden China again and was surprised.
The first one I ordered was shrimp chives, three pieces for $2.85. The outer skin, or whatever the proper term is, was a little tough but all it all it was pretty good. I had already ordered chow fun and couldn't eat a full meal of dim sum, so I ordered the shrimp dumpling, four for $2.85. I was full after eating the chow fun and the first dim sum order, but it still tasted good. That's a good sign.
There's one major problem, though. As with the Duck House, they don't have any of the sauces you find in other dim sum restaurants. They describe this as Hong Kong style dim sum. Is it not common to have those sauces with Hong Kong style? It would be worth it to bring my own sauce next time I go. I don't know what they are. One is almost like plum sauce. Can anyone tell me where I can find sauces like those some restaurants offer for dim sum?
Golden China Restaurant
1505 S. Virginia St.
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