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  • Eric Oct 22, 2000 06:43 PM
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I will be visiting the "chowpuppy" for colegiate parents' weekend on the 27th. We have decided to pursue dim sum. I need a rundown of the local possibilities.
Thanks.

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  1. not much - I am told that Phoenix is decent, and Ben Pao just started doing dim sum. Chicago does not have a great "Chinatown" when compared to many other cities. We do have great asian food, but not too much of it is Chinese.

    Phoenix
    2131 S. Archer Ave.
    312-328-0848
    Dim sum served daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Ben Pao
    52 W. Illinois St.
    312-222-1888
    A la carte dim sum service
    every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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    1. re: lee

      Yeah, Phoenix is probably the most well known and
      have recieved a lot of good reviews.
      My favorite is one tiny place on Wentworth in
      Chinatown, China Garden - all though not a standard
      dim sum place (they don't have the carts, Hong Kong
      style like Phoenix does) but good none the less.
      I like their char siu bao and also the shrimp dumplings. Good service as well. The place is jam packed on Sundays! There's a lot of bakeries nearby
      where you can get things like curry beef buns and soy
      bean drink for the ride home.