We decided to celebrate Chinese New Year and go out to lunch at Grandview.
After doing some research on it from this board, I had a good idea what to order. I also consulted with the waiter/owner. Here is what we had.
Shao Long Bao, a Hui Bei dim sum item that is pan fried dough stuffed with sticky rice, green onion pancakes, spicy chicken stir-fry, stri-fried "year cake" or rice cake, stir-fried tofu with pork.
I can't say it was really great Chinese food. I think overall it was a bit underseasoned, with the exception of the spicy chicken, everything else seemed to needed more salt. Their shao long bao was not as good as some of the place in the city that's been talked about on this board, though it wasn't too bad. The wrapper and filling were very nice, just not enough soup inside. The Hui Bei dim sum was interesteing, it's got a crunchy outside and a chewy rice filling. I've never had this before. It would've been really yummy if it was more seasoned. I thought it being Chinese New Year, ordering the year cake was a good luck sign. Unfortnatly, it was not that good. The rice sticks were too tough and flavors were a bit lacking. Again, it needed more salt and flavoring.
The owner did say they are not serving some of the speciality because it's not dinner menu or weekend menu, which apprently they can't accommodate during weekday lunch.
The service was very friendly and the decore was upscale and pleasing.
I had a feeling I didn't get the whle Hui Bei story, but then again, I wouldn't know even if I did! So hard to render a judgement...you'll have to go for yourself.
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