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Elite's elite dim sum

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snooze button Jul 22, 2007 03:02 PM

I won't write a long review but I've had dim sum here twice in the last week because I am HOOKED on their Fried Shrimp Dumplings and especially their Snow Bun with Almond Flavor. Get thee to this place and try this dessert. Mmm mmm mmm.

Their Elite BBQ Pork Bun and are other items like the Shrimp Har Gow, Pork Shui-Mai, and their Shark Fin Dumpling in Supreme Soup Stock are also tasty. They sometimes go around offering "open items" so I tried their calamari... not impressive.

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Elite Restaurant
700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

  1. liu Jul 22, 2007 06:20 PM

    I agree, snooze button! As a total dim sum experience, Elite is in my current top three for nice space, friendly service, clean and good to very good to really, really good dim sum that is nicely served. It just seems like Elite serves a more refined dim sum. Yes, it is just a little bit more costly than most, but I think you can taste the difference as well...so worth the price to me.

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      fdb Jul 22, 2007 07:01 PM

      We were there for lunch yesterday...didn't want to wait so took the table out on the patio...it was very warm...and a few flies were competing for our food....

      That said, the dim sum was actually very good. I'd have to go back to try the desserts as I couldn't figure out what they were! It's funny that the Chinese menu has such fancy, poetic names that I have to refer to their English menu to see what is exactly being served.

      1. caitybirdie Jul 23, 2007 01:04 AM

        is it just order off th menu or do they have carts?

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          Servorg Jul 23, 2007 07:33 AM

          No carts.

          1. re: caitybirdie
            liu Jul 23, 2007 08:54 AM

            Elite is primarily an order-off-the-menu place; they do, however, have quite a few trays being passed around...almost like carts!

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