Believe it or not, within the 4 years that I’ve lived in New York, I have never gone out for dim sum in this city. This shocked and appalled my friend Sandra Chi. Unfortunately the day that we finally decided to go was the Sunday right before Chinese New Year. We showed up at 11am and sat down at 12:45? The crowd was crazy! The host of the restaurant was on a megaphone the whole time in the lobby calling out party numbers.
Once we finally entered, oh boy, what a presence! This is what HEAVEN looks like. This is a DIM SUM PALACE.
THEY HAVE EVERYTHING! I cannot emphasize that enough. It was almost too bad it was just the 2 of us, because if there were at least 4 of us, we would’ve been much more greedy in our sampling. Sandra and I partook in succulent steamed short ribs, chicken feet, tripe, shrimp in rice blankets, juicy buns, pork meat balls wrapped in tofu skin, greens, and SNAILS! We were not EFFING around.
This amount of dim sum at this place would fill enough chandeliers to circle the Earth.
We were just getting started here.
THESE SNAILS WERE THE SHIT!!!!
This was all that was left after our one hour eating spree, but 5 minutes later we ate the last foot and the last juicy bun.
What’s also awesome is apparently they do this EVERY DAY. It’s not just a weekend thing. A girl can get really spoiled on Dim Sum in NYC.
69 Thumbs up.
20 Elizabeth St
(between Bayard St & Canal St)
New York, NY 10013