The rattling, rolling dim sum carts have their charm, but when you want to order off the menu, these are the places to try.
The current Boston favorite is Winsor Dim Sum Cafe in Chinatown, and many hounds feel this is the best dim sum in Boston, period. y2000k also likes Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant, and Luther agrees. "The quality of many of the items is actually inferior to the carts at Hei La Moon, but the ham sui gok (fried crescent dumpling), for example, is excellent." Luther also recommends the bakery items and the milk tea.
There's also Dim Sum Chef in the Super 88 Food Court, which lipoff had ignored until recently. "I nibbled from a friend's dim sum there just the other day, and the turnip cake and eggplant were both pretty good, although the beef short rib was pretty bad," he says. MrsCheese feels that Dim Sum Chef has "acceptable" food, and has enjoyed the shu mai, har gow (shrimp dumplings), and barbecue pork buns.
Winsor Dim Sum Cafe [Chinatown]
10 Tyler Street, Boston
Great Taste Bakery & Restaurant [Chinatown]
63 Beach Street, Boston
Bubor Cha Cha [Chinatown]
45 Beach Street, Boston
Dim Sum Chef [Allston]
1095 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 214, Brighton
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