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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.

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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.

    2131 S. Archer Ave.
    Dim sum served daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Ben Pao
    52 W. Illinois St.
    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.