So i'm a californian who's been transplanted to boston and i'm back for a visit. I made my parents promise to take me to dim sum while i'm home because it's possibly the thing i miss most in boston (or is it cheap sushi? or mexican? or chinese? or.. well, nevermind..)
Anyway, we live in Palo Alto and ABC is an old standby for us (damn i'm a lucky girl) but we're heading south tomorrow/today (damn 4am) so that direction would be preferrable. I read some of the reviews of Joy Luck Place but nothing was more recent than a couple years ago -- has anyone been there recently? worth a trip? is there somewhere else we should go instead? here's the one catch.. we don't eat pork. Now we're used to that being fairly limiting, but some places it can be a dealbreaker. Also, my mom tries to stay away from fried things (don't get me started on that one...) so that might be a consideration as well.
in general we're pretty adventurous, and damn i'm looking forward to that dim sum! thank you thank you thank you in advance!