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Queens dim sum

C. Fox | Jan 20, 2002 11:44 PM

This is in response to a message wrayb posted on the Boston board. He mentioned that he'd had dim sum in Queens, and didn't find the variety he'd had in Boston. I don't know exactly where you went in Queens, but I can recommend Ping's on QB in Elmhurst (as I know others have done before me). While there isn't the variety you find in the vast dining rooms in Boston's Chinatown, they do remarkably well for their size, in both quality and number of dishes. At 9:30am on the day after Thanksgiving, with maybe 40 people in the room, they came up with, oh, easily 2/3 of the dishes you'd find at China Pearl. The green dumplings, the shumai, and the deep-fried shrimp cigars (I'm making up a name here, I don't know what they're called) are standouts in my mind. My spouse remembers enjoying the congee as well as the multitude of fried and steamed pork and shrimp tidbits. And $33 fed four adults and a 3-year-old.

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