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Portland Dim Sum - Legin

Jill-O | Jun 10, 200201:16 PM     1

Finally got to Legin for dim sum yesterday. I was completely underwhelmed.

We went at around 11am, prime time for dim sum on a Sunday. Yet, the first two items we received were cold - spring rolls and fried wontons stuffed with seafood. They both at least tasted OK, even if they weren't warm.

The sticky rice was chock full of bits of meat and mushroom and other things...and yet it was tasteless. The shumai, though hot, were rubbery and bland.

Shrimp dumplings, however, were the standout and were great - crunchy and filled to bursting, the rice covering delicate and not at all rubbery.

Sesame balls were pathetic. Bite into one and there is mostly air, only a stingy drop of bean paste inside. Coconut custard squares had an off taste and a weird, almost whipped testure. Yellow bean cakes were sweet and colorful but gummy and flavorless.

So that was what we ordered and had only tea and water, no drinks on the tab - $30. Way too much for what we had, I think, in quantity alone, regardless of how it tasted. But it wasn't that tasty at all and I won't be back.

So, is Fong Chong any better?? I don't really have the time to go to Vancouver right now!

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