Category Archives: Dim Sum

Winsor Dim Sum Cafe and China Pearl, Boston MA

I have previously given Boston’s top two rated dim sum houses, China Pearl and Winsor Dim Sum Cafe, pretty mediocre reviews.   But after a long night of celebrating the holidays in Boston some dumplings seemed like just the thing to … Continue reading

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Gothamist seems to have gone mad for Dumplings

The Gothamist, which runs a series of city specific blogs, seems to have gone mad for dumplings this summer, they put out dumpling related list-icles across almost of their outlets. Gothamist:  The 8 Best Chinese Dumplings in NYC LAist:  The Best … Continue reading

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Windsor Dim Sum Cafe, Boston, MA

The reviews on Yelp indicate that Windsor Dim Sum Cafe is the best Dim Sum house in Boston’s Chinatown, and my informal polling of people on the street in Chinatown seems to back that up.  The Windsor doesn’t provide the … Continue reading

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Ping Pong Dim Sum, Washington, DC

I hear you can get excellent Asian food in the surrounding suburbs but in D.C. proper I have come to expect the worst, with the low point being the time I opened a dumpling steamer to find a cockroach stuck … Continue reading

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XO Taste, New York NY

I previously reviewed XO Taste’s sister restaurant, XO Kitchen, which I like a lot.  The XO restaurants have such huge menus of Chinese Dim Sum dishes that I thought it was worth doing another review.  XO Taste has pretty much … Continue reading

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Oriental Flavor, Amherst MA: Best Chinese restaurant in the Pioneer Valley

Oriental Flavor is a Dim Sum restaurant that was recently opened by a waiter and a chef from the previously great, but now sadly fading Amherst Chinese.  As a true Dim Sum restaurant, Oriental Flavor opens for breakfast and serves congee. … Continue reading

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Nom Wah Tea Parlor, New York City

Nom Wah opened in 1920 and claims to be the first dim sum restaurant in New York City. Originally located at 13-15 Doyers Street as a bakery and a tea parlor, Nom Wah moved to 11-13 Doyers Street in 1968. … Continue reading

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XO Kitchen, New York City

XO Kitchen mainly serves dim sum style small plates and has a huge menu supplemented by at least two other specials menus and by specials and additions listed on pieces of paper taped to the walls. The menu ranges from … Continue reading

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The China Pearl, Boston, MA

The China Pearl is an Dim Sum restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown that gets a lot of good reviews on Yelp. Overall I thought this place was just “eh”.  The various fried dishes we tried were greasy and heavy, and for … Continue reading

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