Having closed for the New Years holiday, Super 88 and Ming's are now open. I finally decided to try Super 88s dim sum (Washington St. store, Friday AM). Although the bao and rice packets were displayed in trays, the clerk served me items directly from the steamer. The meat bao was filled with hard-boiled egg, sausage, crunchy water chestnut, and other tasty ingredients. The rice packet with chicken meat was wrapped in several layers of leaves, imparting a woodsy flavor to the sticky rice inside. But besides the chewy shitakes, there wasnt much else to the rice filling.
I also chose a vegetable roll, which I baked slightly to heat and get it crispy again. Filled with shitake, bean threads, carrot, and cilantro, and encased in a filmy (soy?) wrapper, it was tasty and crunchy. But it left a lot of oil in my pan; glad I baked it.
Finally the sesame ball with bean paste was as good as any Ive eaten.
Usually a sucker for coconut tarts, I skipped them this time, but Ill be back, at least for groceries and the meat bao.