jade palace - Thursday dim sum?
- dongstadden Oct 11, 2000 12:45 PM
hey there hounds,
from reading this board, i have come to the conclusion that jade palace in flushing has the best dim sum in new york? well, i think i might have a chance to find out for myself tomorrow. i am dropping someone off at laguardia tomorrow for a 1pm flight.
my question is: does jade place serve dim sum on thursday? and if so, what time?
Jade Palace is under new management (they have a new name, I believe as well), and Allan Evans, whose opinion I trust, says the dim sum is good-not-great.
1pm is very late for dim sum anyway, especially on a weekday. Strongly urge you to go, instead, to Sweet-N-Tart Cafe (much much better than the manhattan branches), where you can get some dimsum-ish dishes all day long. it's across the street from The-Restaurant-Formerly-Known-As-Jade-Palace at 136-11 38 Ave. It's a great, great place.
Jade Palace a while back was the best. I am surprised no one is touting East Lake on Main Street or KB Garden on 39th Ave. The latter is larger and has more creativity in its dishes. I stay away from the fried stuff and concentrate on the steamed offerings. All these places serve dim sum daily. The greatest number of selections is offered from noon -2:00.
re: Jim Leff
Jim is right. Sweet n Tart is a treasure. If you try their appetizers you will get a different take on dim sum and far fresher and less lardy. Jade Palace and so many other places taste as though a central supplier gives them all the basic dim sum materials which are assembled in the respective kitchens. Their uniformity is quite unpleasant. I find Jade Palace's noodle dishes fresh and more original than their touted dim sum. By the way, I had dim sum in Sydney Australia's Chinatown and was devastated by the inventiveness and freshness.