Restaurants & Bars 11

Mission 261

Mr. Cookie | Sep 5, 2006 07:10 PM

So I wanted some dim sum over the holiday, and since the word on these boards is that Empress Pavilion has gone downhill, I headed out to the SGV. Couldn't decide between Sea Harbour and Mission 261, but finally settled on the latter.

I was unimpressed. The fried seafood thingies had a good texture but were bland and didn't have much seafood in them. Vegetable spring rolls were so-so. Ditto for the steamed chicken buns. The shrimp dumplings were good but very plain, no dipping sauce, no hot mustard, nothing. A fried noodle with shrimp dish was OK but more the sort of thing I'd order for a Chinese dinner, not dim sum.

The service was quite good. But no scallops on the menu? What's up with that?

Overall, I don't get it. Is this a place for meat-eaters (my wife and I stick to fish and chicken)? Or is it just not that good?

Next time I'll try Sea Harbour because they specialize in seafood.

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