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Sea Harbour dim sum - Sunday (report)

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Sea Harbour dim sum - Sunday (report)

Debbie | Feb 23, 2004 02:14 PM

I was so looking forward to dim sum yesterday at Sea Harbour and was afraid the weather would not cooperate for the almost 40-mile drive from Sherman Oaks to Rowland Heights. Luckily it stopped downpouring just in time and I was able to drag my bad-mood-in-the-middle-of-tax-season-CPA-husband away from his computer and out of the house.

Arrived just before 11 am and only had to wait a few minutes. Earlier is definitely the way to go, since there were hordes hungrily awaiting tables when we left.

For $42 including tax and tip, we had:

#15 mashed taro cake with shrimp
#18 spinach bun with meat and seafood
#25 shark fin scallop dumpling
#29 steamed pork/shrimp dumpling
#31 steamed tofu scallop
#50 shrimp dumpling with pea tips
#12 (we think) baked crispy sweet bun
#69 custard egg tart
#73 preserved salty egg yolk bun
#74 deep fried banana ball

It was a lot of food, but we were not overly stuffed. Most of the orders come with 3 pieces, not 4.

Thanks everybody for your recommendations. The only thing we did not order off the menu was what we think were the baked crispy sweet buns. Those were offered to us tableside and they looked enticing and were in fact fabulous. The preserved salty egg yolk bun was unbelievably yummy...bite into it and the hot, soft egg yolk runs down the bun if you're not careful. Very sensuous flavors and textures in that one. The only item I do not think we would get again are the deep fried bananas which were segmented bananas encased in a thick, hard deep-fried crust - flavorful enough I guess but too greasy and heavy. The taro with shrimp was, as previously noted, quite sublime. The system of ordering off the menu works really efficiently and the food is so much fresher. Highly recommended.

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