On back to back days Mrs. Yimster requested dim sum so we went to a super low end and a higher end tea houses.
We had the good cheap dim sum at Joy Luck in Oakland and it was good and homely. But what was not seen by us before they have a $4.99 special menu which can order in addition to the dim sum. The bad part is that it is written in Chinese only. But we had three deep fried quails for $4.99. They were freshly fried and served to us hot. Plus points for looks but plus points for being hot and taste.
There were Crispy skin chicken (half) Stir fried dual seafood and a total of forty dishes.
Total cost per person was ten dollar. Limited choice of dishes but cannot beat this price.
Parc Hong Kong was full when we arrived today. Service and setup were of a high end dim sum place. I know the someone else pan it but it was recommended by a friend who know her food so I had to see for myself.
I found the food to hot and well prepared. The dim sum was lightly seasoned so that the freshest and nature taste of the shrimp came thur. I am not a fan of over salted food. I do not think any of the dishes failed.
We each had a steamed sharp fin soup in a clear broth. Mrs. Yimster said it was light on Shank fin itself. But I found the soup clear and good. It had shank fin pieces, chicken, Virginia ham light on MSG.
The crab meat dumpling were great as a new dish for me a Tofu skin wrap with mushroom and other vegetable dip in a batter and deep fried. I for one like larger pieces of dim sum because you get more food. I not one of those who like the little ones. Last year when we were in Vancouver I found there dim sum to be larger than before. If I had a choice I like bigger pieces of dim sum than smaller if I paying the same price. Nothing was bad and I am willing to go back.
The set dinner menu was very interesting. I will post after we try those. I think it is worth a visit.