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World Tong fans: How is China Brasserie?

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Although quite different in many ways, on the dim sum only how do they compare? I've noticed consistant praise for one but divergence reviews of the other.

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  1. Ive heard from a chowhound friend I trust that the chef is offering very good creative dim sum at Chinatown Brasserie. Havent been able to get into world tong since he left so I cant comment on its quality now. I do think people complain more when the food price goes up, dont you?.

    1. Very much so. The relationship of food bonds and money is extremely sensitive, and apt to effect most judgements. I work with wine and make a point of forgoing my discount and buying at stores once a month

      1. since Chinatown Brasserie is in Manhattan, there's probably more comment on that board...

        I'm a World Tong lover who hasn't bothered to follow the chef there since I'm not in the market for upscale Chinese in that location . I read that the talented Mr Ng has moved from being chief of dim sum to being the head chef of CB.

        1. I've been to World Tong four or five times, and CB only once. The price markup at CB is outlandish, though the dim sum is still lovely. I also strongly disliked the yuppie/orientalist atmosphere at CB. Seems like it's a Sex in the City pink drinks place, not a dim sum wonderland like WT used to be.

          1. Is World Tong still worth going to? I went once when Ng was still there and it was pretty great.

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            1. re: HankyT

              Having been there before and after (several times), I've seen (and tasted) no discernable difference. Still excellent, still a good array of interesting, as well as traditional, food. Havent been there during the past 2 months, however. In fact, several of us dont believe that Mr. Ng was ever the driving force behind the dim sum at World Tong... we may be wrong on that count.