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Any remaining dim sum in Pittsburgh?

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lmariaschneider Mar 15, 2007 06:59 PM

I have lately been mourning the death of the Peking Royal Kitchen on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill. In the mid-80s, it was a regular hang-out and we routinely enjoyed dim sum on Sunday mornings.

Alas, are there any Pittsburgh area options left for weekend dim sum?

Thanks,
Lauren

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    Panini Guy Mar 16, 2007 12:02 PM

    Hong Kong in Dormont does Dim Sum, but I think it's all in the kitchen now, no cart. I could be wrong, haven't been there on a Sunday in awhile. We get takeout there often. It's one of the more underrated Chinese places in town, not partly due to the, um, lack of decor. But Ray and Dave are terrific and they'll make anything you want.

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      lmariaschneider Mar 16, 2007 07:12 PM

      Great. Do they do it every Sunday? Tonight, at the Orient Kitchen on Baum, we asked the owner why he didn't do dim sum on weekends. He said there wouldn't be enough customers in Pittsburgh, and that he needed at least 100 people to make it worthwhile. :-(

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        Panini Guy Mar 16, 2007 10:26 PM

        I think so. But we haven't been in more than a year. You might want to call ahead for hours.

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        Marcella Mar 20, 2007 06:20 AM

        Yes Lauren: There is a Chinese restaurant on West Liberty Avenue in Dormont. It's called HONG KONG and they have dim sum...i think the first sunday of every month. Give them a call. It's really good.

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          artsandcrafts Mar 20, 2007 07:52 AM

          It has been a while since I've lived in pittsburgh but you may want to check out the Dumpling House on Murray Ave in Squirrel Hill. I believe they offer dim sum- although it is off a menu and not in carts unfortunately.

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            lmariaschneider Nov 24, 2007 09:46 AM

            Pacific Ring in Squirrel Hill is now serving good dim sum (kitchen not carts, alas). It's where the old Sichuan House used to be. I think they serve from 11-2 or 3 every day. I went there with a friend a few months ago, and found it authentic and tasty.

            Lauren

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