Restaurants & Bars 7

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tissue | Mar 1, 2005 08:08 PM

I'm disappointed at this place. I went there with a group of friends late Sunday afternoon dim sum. They had plenty of seating available but because of slow service and bad communication between floor staff and front desk, we had to wait about 20-30 minutes. Service throughout the whole meal was slow and inefficient. Nobody checked on us throughout our meal, I had to ask repeatedly for things like chile sauce and mustard.
About the food: I thought that they would have more innovative dishes but I was dissappointed. Also, the quality of the dishes were not up to par with Sea Harbour on Rosemead. I've never been here for dinner, so I don't know how the banquet dinners hold up.

Dishes I enjoyed: Steamed spinach and sea scallop dumpling, boiled tofu skin roll in soup, rice pancake with beef brisket gravy, steamed fresh squid with garlic. I particulary dug the rice pancake dish, the flavors mixed together quite well.

Dishes that were average at best: steamed shrimp and cod dumpling, steamed shrimp dumpling, spareribs, pan fried turnip pudding, spiced salt tofu, chang fun with scallops. I had thought the chang fun would be with regular scallops instead of bay scallops. They oversteamed the scallops so they were too chewy. THe effect being chewy skin and chewy filling. Overall, the dumplings skins were dry and chewy like the chang fun. I don't know if it's because we went there later on in the day. Fried turnip pudding was way too dry and hard. Spareribs was swimming in oil, I mean, more than I've had at other places.

I don't think I'm going back there. I did enjoy the fact that it wasn't as noisy as other dim sum places and that they had small rooms spread out in different areas.

Anyone tried their seafood dinner? I wonder how their crab with steamed egg white taste.

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