Saturday, January 06, 2007

dim sum places

KK, no i didn't get anything at Tapioca Express the other night, the soda did something to me and i didn't know what more liquid would do; i definitely did not want to be running to the bathroom constantly.

I was looking through the yelp reviews of Dynasty, Joy Luck, and Hong Kong Saigon, and some people recommended Koi Palace in Daly City and Fook Yuen in Millbrae. Have you heard of these places? I might go to Joy Luck or Dynasty with mom Sat. morning...

The An Family website; they own Thanh Long and Crustacean. Both of these places are known for their special sauces; too bad I don't care much for crab, except in CA rolls at Miyake. What was that other restaurant, the one with dungeness crab in the name?

1 comment:

KK said...

Yeah, most people tend to recommend Koi Palace and Fook Yuen, but until I have more money to spend, I typically disregard these reviews. My standards are oftentimes different from other people's anyway - for example, a lot of people like that Ton Kiang restaurant on Geary, but I hated that place. I thought it was overpriced and mediocre. So cheap and decent dim sum (like at Bamboo Garden) is where I like to go, since I go for the main staples anyway, rather than for the adventurous stuff that one could perhaps find at Koi Palace and Fook Yuen. But maybe when I have more money to spend I'll go there. Joy Luck in Cupertino, I heard, has recently gone down in quality - and when I went to dim sum at Dynasty, I was thoroughly unimpressed, especially for their prices. But I might have weirdo standards. You should check out chowhound.com for some good and interesting reviews.

The other crab restaurant I've heard about is PPQ Dungeness Garden on Clement. Still haven't been there, but would love to go.

On a side note - I made a big pot of jook a few days ago, and it was really good and thick, just the way I like it. The secret is to use a blend of different types of rice.