Posts Tagged ‘Dim sum’

1 Dec

Elite Restaurant Review, Monterey Park, CA

Posted by, December 1st, 2014

Elite Monterey Park exterior decor

Elite Seafood Restaurant is one of top Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley, according to several different sources. This restaurant serves dim sum during lunch, and traditional Cantonese dishes at dinner time. Read the rest of this entry »

10 Nov

Hong Kong Lounge 2 Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, November 10th, 2014

Hong Kong Lounge 2 San Francisco Exterior

Hong Kong Lounge 2 is a small Chinese Restaurant located in San Francisco’s Inner Richmond district. The owner Annie Ho no longer owns the original Hong Kong Lounge. They opened in 2012 and serve dim sum at lunch time and are quite busy. We were nearby, had never tried them, and were looking for decent Chinese food at lunch time.

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20 Oct

Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review

Posted by, October 20th, 2014

Koi Palace Daly City interior decor

Koi Palace is a popular Cantonese Chinese restaurant in Daly City. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the San Francisco Bay area. It has been around since 1996 and specializes in wide selection of Dim Sum for lunch and special dishes for dinner. They also have locations in Dublin and at the Thunder Valley Casino. Koi Palace Dinner is reviewed separately. Dragon Beard candy creation is covered too. Our last visit was in the fall of 2014.

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12 May

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, May 12th, 2014

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

They closed the Buffet in April 2014 and re-opened, yet again as Champagne Seafood Restaurant in May 2014. The new format is almost identical to the pre-buffet restaurant but has a new Chinese name and some different dishes. They redid the internals and create a large dining room and eliminated the private rooms. You now have to order dim sum from the check off list that comes complete with pictures for dim sum newbies.

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29 Jan
2014’s Beginners Introduction to Chinese Dim Sum

Posted by, January 29th, 2014

Chinese New Year is Friday, January 31!

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant Vancouver BC Canada Interior decor


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9 Dec

Cuisine Cuisine, Hong Kong

Posted by, December 9th, 2013

Whisk Sunday Brunch Hong Kong (9)

Why did we dine here? – Cuisine Cuisine is a One Michelin star restaurant in the posh Hotel Mira (They had 2 Michelin stars in the past), which is renowned for having Edward Snowden, the US whistleblower, stay. Executive Chef Lee Yuk Lam has a ton of experience cooking fine Chinese fare. This hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the main Hong Kong Tsim Sha Tsui tourist district. Other parts of our party were dining upstairs at the Whisk Sunday Brunch Buffet. This restaurant has received many accolades and also has a branch in the swanky IFC shopping center on Hong Kong Island. The IFC branch looks exquisite and is full of financial types on an given day. Cuisine Cuisine is owned and operated by the Miramar Group, which runs many fine establishments. A Beijing location opened in 2011.

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3 Jun

ABC Seafood, Dim Sum Lunch Restaurant Review

Posted by, June 3rd, 2013

ABC Seafood Foster City BBQ Pork Rice Noodle Roll

ABC Seafood is a Chinese Cantonese restaurant with locations in Foster City and Milpitas. This review concentrates on dim sum at Foster City, which is served only during lunch. Our ABC Seafood dinner review is a separate review. We have dined at ABC multiple times with our last lunch in May 2013.

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6 May

All Season Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, May 6th, 2013

All Season San Francisco exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – All Season replaced Yet Wah in the San Francisco Diamond Heights Shopping Center complex. We’ve heard good things about it and finally got our chance to sample their Dim Sum. This restaurant also has a branch in Guangzhou, China that we visited in the past.

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4 Mar

Din Tai Fung Restaurant Review, Bellevue, WA

Posted by, March 4th, 2013

Din Tai Fung Bellevue exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Din Tai Fung is a popular Xiao Long Bao (small bamboo steamer bun in Chinese) – Shanghai Steamed dumpling restaurant with locations in Bellevue, Los Angeles, Taipei, Japan, China, Singapore, and several other countries. We have dined at the location in Din Tai Fung’s Shanghai’s touristy Xintiandi and Din Tai Fung Hong Kong. The Los Angeles location is in Arcadia with Yelp reviews unfortunately indicating it is a step down from the ones abroad, although some say it is better than the original in Taiwan.

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11 Feb

China Village Review, Belmont

Posted by, February 11th, 2013

China Village Seafood Restaurant Belmont Exterior

China Village Seafood Restaurant is a Chinese restaurant in Belmont, California just off the Highway 101 Ralston Exit. They have been around since 1996, serving dim sum during both lunch and dinner, as well as standard Cantonese Chinese cuisine. Dim sum costs more at dinner, presumably because it is freshly warmed up. We visited for a dim sum lunch and dinner. They use carts and servers to dish out their dim sum. They had 59 types of dim sum on their menu. Our last visit was in April 2014 when we dined for dinner but ordered some dim sum!

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1 Jun

Yank Sing Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Posted by, June 1st, 2012

Best xiao long bao in San Francisco?

Yank Sing San Francisco rin con center interior decor

Yank Sing Rincon Center

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1 Jan

Champagne Dim Sum Restaurant Review, Millbrae

Posted by, January 1st, 2012

Champagne Restaurant is a new Chinese Restaurant in Millbrae which used to be in downtown San Mateo. Their San Mateo location morphed into a buffet. The Chinese name for the restaurant translates to First Class Kings Court. They moved their furniture and most of the decor from San Mateo. This restaurant serves lunch Dim Sum and traditional Cantonese Chinese Dinner.

Champagne is a order from the menu checklist type dim sum restaurant.

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