In the run-up to the holidays, it seems like a while since we’ve talked about dim sum. Clare K hit Triumphal Palace recently and left about as stuffed as a Thanksgiving turkey.

Spare ribs in black bean sauce look more like nubs of bone with a little meat on them than the kind of spareribs you can pick up with your fingers, but they’re wonderfully chewy, fatty, and flavorful–everything there is to love about pork.

  • Shrimp egg roll is just juicy shrimp and crispy fried egg roll skin, without a speck of grease.
  • Steamed BBQ pork bun is light as a cloud, filled with the sweet and savory pork mixture.
  • Pork shiu mai are moist and plump with shrimp and ground pork–delicious.
  • Pan fried turnip cake has nice tangy turnip flavor to contrast with the thin, fried crust.
  • Barbecued duck here ranks among the best, says cfylong, with crispy skin and moist, flavorful meat.

henrychan888 highly recommends the Szechuan eggplant hot pot.

Two can eat very well for less than $30. There are no carts–instead you look at the menu and fill out a form. No more worrying about flagging down your favorite items.

New Capital has wonderful dim sum, says cfylong. It’s really fresh and comes on carts. Banquet dinners are gloriously excessive, and seafood generally stars. Lobster in green onion sauce is fab, and so is steamed rock cod.

Triumphal Palace [San Gabriel Valley]
500 W Main St., at Fifth, Alhambra

New Capital Seafood [San Gabriel Valley]
7540 Garvey Ave., Rosemead

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Triumphal Palace dim sum in Alhambra–thank you ‘hounds!
New Capital Seafood Restaurant on Garvey: Any recent experiences/recommended dishes? Going 2nite.

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