Restaurants & Bars San Francisco Bay Area Dim Sum

Dim Sum Report

Mike Lee | | Jul 28, 2001 05:59 PM

Ok, many people have mentioned dim sum picks in milbrae and recently i have been to a couple of dim sum places for lunch so i am going to give you the break down of current restaurant status.

HK flower lounge in milbrae - The dim sum quality dropped over the years. It seems like the place is just trying to make a profit off many of the food now a days. Before, they use to have XO sauce for dipping purpose and now they don't even offer it. I asked the manager about it and he mentioned a budget cut because they use to gave it out for free and they can no longer afford to. As for the regular dim sum such as Siu Mai and Har gow, i must say the food is still very fresh but the food i must say was not as good as before. The har gow was over steamed making the outside very easy to break apart. On a ten point scale, dim sum probably dropped 1.5 points from before.

Fook Yuen - A lot of people asked wheter this place was any good and i recently went back and thought this place is really bad. Not only did the quality factor dropped more than HK flower lounge, but the wait was still ridiculous and the parking is still lousy.

But now, i found a place close to Fook Yuen that was pretty good. Seafood Harbor just right down the block turns out to be a stunner. Out of the many plates i had, the only complaint i had was the Meatballs were a little overdone and the Siu Mai was not as good as it can be. Their chuern fun was very good, their dough was very smooth and soft and did not have a funny after taste like some dim sum places i have been to. I might take another trip back to report on its consistency and dinner factor but right now i think seafood harbor is a pretty good bet for dim sum around that area.

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