I am taking an out of towner to Yank Sing this weekend. I have been several times over the years and love the food, but the billing is a mystery to me. Symbols stamped on a card, and at the end it they add it up. On some visits I have been shocked by the total.
Since there is no menu and no prices marked on the carts and I can't read the symbols they stamp on the card, there is no way to know if they have made a mathematical error or have overcharged me. Also no way to keep the end price under control as it is impossible to know at any time what the subtotal is.
It seems rude to ask each server "How much is that?" as the cart comes along. Obviously, I would expect the sliced duck and the crab to cost more than the turnip cakes, but how much more?
Their web site does not offer any helpful information about this.
I have also read on this board that most dim sum places charge by the plate but that Yank Sing charges by the piece. Is this true?
Any information or suggestions would be welcome.