Posts Tagged ‘Dim sum’

26 Dec

King Hua, Alhambra

Posted by, December 26th, 2016

King Hua Alhambra Exterior Decor

Why did we dine here? – Per the guru: King Hua is one of the top 3 Cantonese Chinese restaurants in the SGV aka San Gabriel Valley. The other two are Sea Harbour and Elite. (Lunasia does not belong in the top 3) We have been to the other 2, so it was time to try the last one. Sea Harbour has been our favorite to date.

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8 Aug

Hakkasan, San Francisco

Posted by, August 8th, 2016

Hakkasan San Francisco exterior decor

Summer 2016, We returned to Hakkasan for an expensive Dim Sum Lunch.

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8 Feb

Champagne Seafood Restaurant Review, San Mateo

Posted by, February 8th, 2016

Champagne Seafood San Mateo exterior decor

Champagne Seafood San Mateo interior decor

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20 Oct

Koi Palace Dim Sum Daly City Review

Posted by, October 20th, 2015

Koi Palace Daly City interior decor

Koi Palace is the #1 Chinese restaurant in the SF Bay Area. The Peninsula is ground zero for some of the best Chinese food in the San Francisco Bay area. Koi Palace 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 fall of 2016.

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21 Jun

Yank Sing, San Francisco

Posted by, June 21st, 2015

Best place for Dim Sum newbies plus the Best xiao long bao steamed dumpings in San Francisco?!?

Yank Sing San Francisco Exterior Decor

Yank Sing San Francisco interior

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15 Jun

South Sea Fishing Village Restaurant, Guangzhou, China

Posted by, June 15th, 2015

South Sea Fishing Village Guangzhou China Exterior

We finished up our latest culinary tour of China in the Summer of 2011 at South Sea Fishing Village for lunch. They have  2 locations here. Guangzhou is the origination point for Cantonese Chinese cuisine, making it a must visit for those serious about Chinese food. In late 2014 we returned for dinner. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Feb

Great Eastern Dim Sum Restaurant, San Francisco

Posted by, February 3rd, 2015

Great Eastern San Franciso_exterior decor

When we get asked, “where do we get the dim sum in Chinatown?” The answer usually is.. Great Eastern Restaurant San Francisco has been serving Cantonese Chinese food in this location for many years. They serve dim sum during lunch and traditional items during dinner. We visited for dim sum lunch lunch, early on a weekend day. Great Eastern Dinner was reviewed on a separate visit. President Obama ate here in 2012. Our last visit for dim sum was 1/30/2017.

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1 Jan

The Kitchen Lunch Dim Sum Review, Millbrae

Posted by, January 1st, 2015

The Kitchen Dim Sum Millbrae Exterior

The Kitchen is part of a restaurant group that owns Chinese Cantonese restaurants in California including Asian Pearl Peninsula. We’ve been to most of them and find them pretty good. This review concentrates on dim sum served only during lunch. Another review covers The Kitchen dinner. We had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated, pretty typical on another occasion around 2pm, we walked right in. They appear to be under new ownership and not related to Asian Pearl anymore.  Our last visit for lunch was in May 2016. The Kitchen has recently remodeled the dining room, making it much more open, spacious, and modern. They were listed in the Michelin Guide (No stars) and recently added a  freshly made Dragon Beard Candy stand by the door.

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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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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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