Thanks, Philly Chowhounds, for your recommendations about Lakeside Deli.
We often head to Lee How Fook because it is close to our Chamber Music Concerts (on 13th St. in the Convention Center).
Now it's summer - no concerts - and we can go farther. We actually found - miracle of miracles - a parking spot on Ninth Street!
My husband was reluctant. A deli? I assured him it wasn't a deli.
This place is very small and unassuming. And what great food!
We ordered a variety of dim sum (appetizers). Every one was great. I loved the meat and peanut dumplings - crunchy, tasty, very delicate wrapper. The shrimp dumplings, also excellent, had a different shape - big piece of shrimp inside one of those silky wrappers.
The rice rolls were delicate - also a silky wrapper - and delicious. We had pork buns, also good. My husband's hot-and-sour soup met his high standards. The sweet and sour pork could have been an entree.
We did order one "entree" - crispy squid. The squid was done as tempura, accompanied by green beans which were also tempura-ed. The coating was delicate, not greasy, and flavorful. Terrific!
Service was great throughout.
For all this, our bill was $22.00. Our dim sum orders were mostly about $1.65, and included three pieces.
You can bet we'll be back! And we never would have found this place - or gone into it - without Chowhound. Thank you!