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Asian Court dim sum report

Warthog | Feb 24, 200809:26 AM

If you check the thread titled "Oriental Manor 2.0", you'll find that my friends and I had three major objections to Asian Court for dinner after multiple visits - lack of proper spicing, pacing of the meal, and communications difficulties.

Guess what? With cart service dim sum on the weekends, all three objections largely go away. There are very few dim sum dishes that are meant to be spicy hot, the pacing is pretty much up to the diner as they keep the carts moving constantly, and for communication, pointing works (though the staff working the carts does speak English).

$3.25 for small dishes, $3.95 for medium, and $4.25 for large, $.75 for tea.

I brought my appetite, and went through a total of ten dishes, and there wasn't a clinker in the batch. Of the dishes I had, I particularly enjoyed the bitter melon rounds stuffed with shrimp past, the meat-filled tofu-skin rolls, and the tripe.

I should also note that the place was packed with mostly Asian faces, so it appears the word is out at least in some circles.

Even if the Baltimore area had extensive dim sum competition, I think that Asian Court would hold its own. Given the lack of dim sum choices in the area, Asian Court's offerings are even more welcome.

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