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Ping's Dim Sum, Elmhurst

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Ping's Dim Sum, Elmhurst

Eric Eto | May 19, 2003 01:12 PM

After trying many dim sum places in chinatown and flushing, Ping's in Elmhurst (on Queens Blvd) remains my favorite dim sum place in the city, and after a long hiatus, I returned this weekend to confirm that things remain unchanged. Well, thing have changed slightly, in that I had a few items that I hadn't seen during prior visits. The most notable one was the $5.95 dumpling. This came in a small clay pot which held one big dumpling in a broth. The dumpling (about the size of a small fist) was an explosion of seafood -- lobster, crab, sharks fin, and perhaps some other white fish -- and the soup was just as robust as the dumpling. The other new item I hadn't seen before was the mango pudding, which provided a nice finish to the meal. While Ping's doesn't have the variety of say, Gum Fong in Flushing, just about every item they make is right on. And they make the best fried taro in the city. This is one dish they've perfected.

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