Dim Sum in Boston
- Sandys Jun 22, 2006 08:43 AM
I'm from NY, but will be in Boston for a few days in July. I love Dim Sum an dhave been to all the popular places in NYC. Where can I find good Dim Sum in Boston? Will it compare to NYC? Should I not waste a meal on it? Thank you.
There is excellent dim sum in Boston but I cannot say it would be anything distinctive worth a detour; I would focus on experiences you cannot readily find in NY, if it were up to me....
If you've been to all the good places in NYC, I wouldn't bother. If you have to try it, there's China Pearl and Hei La Moon as the best representives in Boston (CP is more consistent, but HLM does some stuff better/worse).
IMHO, dim sum quality is:
Boston < NYC < San Fran < Toronto < Vancouver < H.K.
and that's coming from an asian person... :-)
Hei La Moon and China Pearl are your best bets for a decent dim sum fix. If you're doing the touristy things in Boston, Chinatown is just around the corner.
*I* think they're comparable, though it's a while since I've been to New York. There's definitely a regional difference.
By the way, I recently completed a class project about dim sum in Boston. (linked) I hope it's useful.
IMO dim sum in nyc is way better. Nothing in boston compares. There is however a great taiwanese (northern chinese) dim sum place in Newton (chung shin yuan). about 20 minutes from boston. check out my review and photos on this place.. and hope this helps :) ... there is always a line out the door on weekends!