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Dec 21, 2006 02:27 AM

Dim Sum for Dinner?

I'm intrigued by thread below about 888 Seafood. Does it serve dim sum in the carts for dinner or only at lunch? Are there great Dim Sum places in the SGV that have the carts for dinner? Thanks

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  1. Dim sum isn't dinner type fare and no restaurant is going to have dim sum carts.

    Some restaurants like New Won Kok in LA Chinatown have a dim sum counter and you can order dim sum(left overs) with your dinner.

    1. The closest you'll get to dim sum for dinner is at Din Tai Fung in Arcadia. You'll have to order off the menu, and although the food is absolutely delicious, you're limited in terms of the type of dim sum you see at lunch at 888 and other places.

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        1. re: chica

          Stuff at DTF is not dim sum.

          Dumplings and XLB are not necessarily considered dim sum fare by most folks.

        2. There's a (kinda ghetto) drive through dim sum place - I think on Garfield between Garvey and Valley in Monterey Park or San Gabriel, which is apparently open all the time.

          But no carts.

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          1. re: will47

            It's on Garfield two blocks south of the 10, across from a boring "professional" minimall with a Saigon Sandwich in it. It's called Dim Sum Express, it's pretty tasty, but it's ghetto, it's takeaway only, and it closes at 6 PM.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              I love that place! For me, the ghetto factor actually adds to its tastiness. It's like the anti-thesis of those gilded, white tablecloth, full-service, places.


              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                awesome. like elmomonster, i am a huge fan of ghettolicious establishments. gonna have to drop in next time i am in the sgv.

                1. re: Das Ubergeek

                  I might be wrong on the name, but I believe another Dim Sum Express opened in Westminster. It's atttached to the T&K Food Warehouse on Bolsa, "the Viet Costco."

                  I hadn't tried it, as we just left a fab meal at Quan Hy moments earlier. It did look pretty ghetto. Don't know about the licious part.