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Dim Sum at Dynasty Seafood, Cupertino

Melanie Wong | Jan 21, 2006 12:28 AM

Recalling recent posts praising the dim sum at Dynasty, we stopped there for lunch on Thursday to visit with my auntie in Cupertino. Unfortunately, our experience was much closer to StanfordFoodie's than any rave.

Skip the siu mai, book tripe, fried taro dumpling, fried tofu skin rolls, braised tofu skin rolls, and steamed spare ribs because they're all stale, greasy and bad-tasting. Don't order beef chow fun (dry fried) as an attempt to find something worth eating, as it's sucky too.

We did find two things worth eating that were above average even. The pan-fried chive and shrimp dumplings were very fresh with thin near translucent wrappers and delectable chive and shrimp filling. This was the first thing we tried here and it suckered us in. After that it was all downhill until we got to dessert. We ordered the mango pudding and it was good too. A bit stiff, but plenty of mango puree, molded into a heart and topped with evaporated milk.

This lunch set us back $48, inclusive, for four people. We liked the room and the service was pretty attentive. But the dim sum is bad, bad, bad.

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