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Best Dim Sum in MA/RI?

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I've been to a couple dim sum places in Boston, but so far I'm not terrably impressed with what I've had so far.

Any recommendations on the best in MA or RI?

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  1. Where have you been and what did you not like about them?

    1. There in lies part of the problem, I don't recall the names of the places I visited. It was probably 3-4 years ago that I last tried looking for dim sum in MA, I just get my fix when I go to NY or Philly.

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      1. re: ridave

        Some of the more well-regarded of the Chinatown options are Hei La Moon and Chau Chow City. If you search on these (and be sure to look at the recent posts, the search kinda sucks right now) you'll see what's on the menu and what people have liked. I'm not as familiar with Dim Sum options on the South Shore or heading down Rhode Island way. Hopefully others will chime in.

        1. re: ridave

          The NYC dim sum places are far better than the Boston ones...the sheer number of people/restaurants guarantees good competition :-)

          The current Boston favorite is Hei La Moon from the crowds, but I think their dishes are uneven (some good, some bad). China Pearl is more consistent, but not as good as some of Hei La Moon's good dishes.

          1. re: Spike

            actually i don't think tha'ts true. hei la moon is one of the better places in boston and NYC. chinatown in NY is so hit or miss and i'm not very fond of the dim sum in NYC.

        2. Please start a new thread on the New England board to discuss dim sum in Providence. This helps us keep this board focused on chow in the Boston area. Also, the hounds most familar with Providence chow are over on that board, so you'll get better answers if you post there.