We had a very interesting and good Dim Sum experience at the Great Wall in Bedford. The restaurant is very attractive and fairly large. despite the good quality of the food, the place was not at all crowded.
There were no carts making the rounds. Instead, there was a Dim Sum Menu that you filled out your order on. I wish there were carts, because many of the 32 items on the menu were unfamiliar to me. We ordered Shrimp Shau Mai, Seaweed Salad, Delight of 3 Pan Fried Noodle, Steamed Bun w/5 Spiced Beef, and Spicy Wonton from the Dim Sum Menu and Egg Rolls and BBQ Spare Ribs from the regular menu. We wanted to try the Curry Pie, but they were out of it, and we forgot to check Salty Soy Bean Milk.
The Shau Mai came with eight pieces, each one atop a steamed cabbage leaf. They had a delicate pastry and a good amount of pork with a shrimp on top. They were a little larger than the Shu Mai I'm used to, and I think as a result the pork to shrimp ratio was a bit too large. They were very tasty, however.
The Seaweed Salad was excellent. It had three kinds of julienned seaweed in a spicy dressing.
The Delight of Three Pan Fried Noodle was good, but I don't consider it Dim Sum. It had only one kind of noodle, but three types of meat, pork, shrimp, and chicken. The noodles were crisp and tasty, and there was a lot of meat, peapods, and bean sprouts. It was really what I would call chow mein.
The 5 Spiced Beef was cold slices of beef served on a Peking Duck type bun with Hoi Sin sauce spread on it. This was my least favorite dish. I thought the hoi sin overpowered all other flavors.
The Spicy Wonton consisted of 8 steamed wontons in peppery soy sauce, vinegar, and ginger sauce with a liberal sprinkling of bean sprouts. They were very tasty.
The Egg Rolls and Spare Ribs were both very good. The spare ribs were especially good with an excellent marinade with a lot of star anise in it.
We will definitely try it again on our next trip to Boston. There are several items on the list that I would like to try.