Tonight was a reminder of what we think is the best bargain around.
We finally found a parking space within walking distance of Lakeside Deli, on 9th St. just above Race. We always order dim sum, which doesn't come one carts, but is ordered from the menu - freshly made.
beef and peanut dumplings (3)
shrimp dumplings (4) - and each kind of dumpling has a different shape, different kind of wrapper
stuffed eggplant (4) - is it shrimp mousse? something delicious
honey roasted pork - a whole pile of pieces, not fatty
Chiu Chow shrimp roll (3) - not a roll at all, really - a crispy cube stuffed with shrimp, chopped water chestnuts and other goodies - amazing!
A sweet for after - hot egg custard buns (3)
Our bill for all of this was $15.40, including tax. And we were full!
We have never been there when it was more than half full, although there seemed to be a steady stream of take-out pickups. Service is wonderful.
The place is plain - no sight of a deli or a lake - but for any of you who haven't discovered it yet, give yourself a treat. We've taken two food writers there (at different times) and they both loved it. Craig Laban gave it a great writeup. We get worried, because we don't want this place to go out of business. Go and report back!