Once again, my friends were getting together and gave into my not-so-subtle urgings that we should have dim sum the following morning. As a result, 8 of us descended on Mr. Fong's at 11:00 Sunday morning.
I called ahead to put my name in, in case they were busy. When we got there just after 11:00 it was nearly empty and we were seated immediately. By the time we left at 12:00 there wasn't an empty spot in the house.
Carts came around and we enjoyed most of the usual suspects. I had nothing to find fault with here, whatsoever. When our tummies were getting full we had one (ok two) last thing(s) we wanted that hadn't been on the carts yet - S&P Chicken Wings and Garlic Chicken Wings. Flagging down the genial gentleman that always helps me with such requests, I asked if we could get a plate of each. These came fresh from the kitchen (initially a bit too hot to eat) and they were almost double the size of a regular dim sum order. Probably 10 or 12 wings per plate - and the charge was the same as for the regular plates of 6 wings that come around on the trays. I think it was maybe $8 for both dishes!
These were divine. This is the restaurant that got me hooked on the S&P version of chicken wings initially, but this time, the garlic chicken wings were definitely the standout. The sauce they were prepared in was so flavorful - there was a strong bite of ginger mixed with the garlic sauce that usually isn't there, that everyone at the table raved about. If these were all I'd eaten the whole time, I'd have been happy. But of course, that wasn't all we ate :)
The egg custard tarts yesterday were the best I've ever had there. I think we lucked into getting a batch right after they came out of the oven.
It's hard to make myself try a new place when I'm always so happy here - and even harder to convince my friends!