Just got back from my monthly visit to the center of dim sum. Had excellent lobster dumplings, shrimp and pork dumplings, turnip cake, etc. We then walked over to the Public Garden and rode the swan boats. I came home to see the previous posting about dim sum in the suburbs vs Chinatown. My advice, don't be put off by coming into the city. Be patient, do your homework, and have a wonderful experience in Chinatown. Enjoy the city!