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sea harbour and fosselman's. what a combo!


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sea harbour and fosselman's. what a combo!

NYCnowLA | Jul 19, 2008 09:37 AM

sea harbour and fosselman's. what a combo!

i went to both yesterday for the first time. the dim sum was truly excellent. very flavorful and fresh. my challenge was that i was alone and do not speak/read chinese. good thing there were little pics and english descriptions for the main menu, the bad thing was there were about 15 specials that were only written in chinese, but i did get to order one of them by pointing to another table's food. i am glad i did because it turned out to be the best one! needless to say i had a lot of leftovers to take home. i had read about poor service there, i did not experience that. the staff couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. fosselman's was great too. i dont know why there aren't more ice cream shoppes like that especially near the beach!?! had a great black and white malt with a 1/2 a fresh banana thrown in for good measure.

dim sum i had:
sui mai - very good. very hot! very plump
hargow - best i've had. three shrimp inside each and great flavor. pure tasting.
steamed bork buns - also best i've had, not too big and the bbq pork inside was perfect
eggplant w/shrimp paste (could have skipped this for something else, too big)
crispy shrimp roll (also pork inside. loved it!)
xlb(ish) juicy pork buns - served in individual little tins. very tasty.
and the one from the special list - pork, shrimp(?), carrot, cilantro, ground sesame seeds or peanuts (not sure but very delicious)

i know, not very adventurous but when i am alone i rather keep it safe. plus i was hungry :)

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