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May 28, 2007 07:05 PM

dim sum in NYC

Can anyone recommend a good dim sum restaurant in Manhattan or Brooklyn?

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  1. jing fong on elizabeth street in chinatown is delicious!

    1. For Brooklyn, post to the Outer Boroughs board. For Manhattan, try Dim Sum Go Go.

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      1. re: Pan

        the food at dim sum go go was great, but I found it to be less of an authentic dim sum experience than jing fong or other places. just depends on what you're looking for. dim dum go go could be less intimindating, especially if it is your first time. i believe you can order off of a printed menu there. jing fong is a huge place with carts of dim sum all over the place. more fun in my opinion!

        1. re: monkeyface

          What exactly is less authentic about Dim Sum Go Go? The food there is far better than any other Manhattan spot. Carts are not necessarily authentic.

          1. re: Peter Cuce

            Well carts are authentic, but these days you don't need carts to be authentic, whereas at one time dim sum not on carts here in the USA was terribly inauthentic. Reminds me of perhaps 15 or more years ago when a Chinese restaurant that served American broccoli, instead of Chinese broccoli, was classified as a tourist restaurant. Then American broccoli became all the rage in Hong Kong, whereupon some of your more authentic Chinese restaurants over here started serving American broccoli, too.

            1. re: Peter Cuce

              Well, I'll still say that Chinatown Brasserie is by far better than DSGG, based on my one trip to CB. I'll continue to feel that way unless and until I go back to CB and have a less than great 2nd meal, but the place is so expensive that I doubt it would be soon.

              1. re: Pan

                I haven't been to CB yet. I should have clarified that I was talking about Chinatown in Manhattan, not Manhattan in general.

            2. re: monkeyface

              If you don't mind a smaller place where my folks and I eat and buy chop chicken and roast duck/chicken/pork place. Wing Shun in the corner of east broadway and rutgers street is quite good. If you are not micro picky on decor and size of the place. Food is quite authentic and tasty. Just had dimsum there 2 week ago before heading Beijing. We enjoyed it. good good good Roast pork. $6.50 a pound, chop to go. however if you order inhouse, the size is a much smaller portion. Coffee is good there too.

              1. re: monkeyface

                If the lack of cart thing is the criteria you're basing Go Go's inauthenticity on, you should know that carts in Hong Kong are being replaced by the order by the numbers thing. While the food is superior (because it's fresher) at a number order place, I also think the cart are more fun.

                1. re: Miss Needle

                  I past by Go Go sushi every week, always wanted to see how it is. I'll drop by for an evaluation. thanks!

                  I was at the one on Browery street, forget the place, it's right at the corner of the alley across from the Bo Jiay fan place. Saw my Graphic Design professor, Milton Glaser, the one that designed logo "I LOVE NY" - got his tab that day. Food is great there!

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