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Jade Asia Restaurant - All Dim Sum $2 on Weekdays

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jessesgirl Dec 13, 2007 07:14 PM

Jade Asian in Flushing (old Gum Fung) offers their dim sum for $2 a plate on non holiday weekdays. They don't distinguish between small, medium and large. Excluded are the "special" dim sum (e.g. shark's fin dumplings) . Really good deal, went with 2 friends earlier this week and we completely stuffed ourselfes for $25!

  1. bigjeff Dec 14, 2007 09:16 AM

    Linden Place also has a similar deal, it might even be $1.50, and, their stuff is pretty good.

    1. famdoc Dec 15, 2007 03:17 AM

      After seeing a feature about Jade on Gothamist the other day, I told myself: self, we've got to check out this place some day. If the photos don't make your mouth water, the weekday price will:

      http://gothamist.com/2007/12/11/a_tas...

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        chefjellynow Dec 15, 2007 03:56 PM

        been to jade in flushing 4x now since its opening. i was a longtime gum fung fan. jade is honestly better...i never thought id ever say anything was better than gum fung.

        i have tried many of the dishes and found them to be right on. keep your eye open for these sweet spare rib flavor pork filled triangle sweet buns. they have a very flaky crust( that you wouldnt expect until you bite it) that is topped with black sesame seeds. 2 inch triangles, amazing. thier taro-toasted coconut jello is unreral it is on the dessert cart and is large jello squares that are 1/2 white and half purple. i am usually not a dessert cart buyer but tried these with friends and was seriously blown away. many other great dishes i have only seen there. try it

        chef

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          chefjellynow Dec 19, 2007 01:00 PM

          went again today. no $ 2 dim sum except the 1.99 size

          great meal, had my usual plus some new

          the glutiness rice with meats inside a lotus leaf is always my fav.

          i tried the open face dumplings , seems thier trademark dumpling is all that. jade wrapper, shrimp ball inside and open on top with a dot of some kind of mayo and sauce

          had the pear shaped item with the leaf on top (made to look like a pear) this had a rice paste inside around a little curry chicken(weird eh)

          had tofu skin wrapped seafood in that brown sauce
          and of course the pork filled triangles

          had a few other things too.

          saw another man there around 1130 eating like 12 dishes by himself too. bald, probably a chowhounder lol

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        jennielap Dec 20, 2007 05:54 AM

        We went to the new Jade with some trepidation (so sad when Gum Fung closed!). I agree that the dim sum is just as good if not bettter. Impressed with the selection and flavor, including some things I had never seen before (shumai coated with rice instead of a dumpling wrapper). We'll definitely be back!!

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          budcar Dec 20, 2007 10:31 AM

          Went a week ago Wed. with a couple of friends . I don't know what each item cost, but the cartperson/stamper put the imprint on numerous rows so I doubt that there was a uniform price of $2.00 per. I think it was somewhat better than when it was Gum Fung due to the more numerous choices. The quality as usual was very good.

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            racer x Dec 20, 2007 10:43 AM

            From what all of you have been saying, I can't wait to get there.
            Maybe a chowhound can ask the management what the deal is with the $2 specials and report back to the rest of us?

            One of the annoyances about dim sum at many of the restaurants is that you don't necessarily know how much you've spent until the end of the meal because they don't post prices and the cart ladies often don't speak much English. Fortunately, the final price is still a bargain most of the time (but I was shocked to get a check for almost $50 on dim sum for lunch in San Francisco once).

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              jessesgirl Dec 22, 2007 10:23 PM

              I'll try to ask the next time I am there. We usually speak Chinese and it's a given that on weekdays it is $2 for any size (the numerous rows are for small, medium, large dim sum and also special dishes) - have been there a couple of times for the $2 dim sum with family... the only thing I can think of is that sometimes around the holidays they stop doing the weekday promotions as the traffic picks up... anyway, will post what I find out in the next few weeks....

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                suprakent Jan 7, 2008 11:55 AM

                The dim sum is $2 a dish during weekdays except holidays. There are some dinner specials also like $10 for a bowl of sharks fin soup.

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                  rschwim Jan 7, 2008 02:23 PM

                  What time should I get there by on weekdays?

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                    suprakent Jan 9, 2008 07:22 AM

                    I beleive they open at 9 am so by 10 am they should have most varieties of dim sum ready

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                  charlie_b Jan 18, 2008 12:37 PM

                  does anyone know if they still do the $2 per plate special. went there to try it today, and it's not a holiday, but it is Friday going into a holiday weekend and we paid varying prices, a total of $37 for about 10 selections, at least one of which was a much more expensive plate (the clams in black bean sauce, yum). everything was good, and a number of items were particularly good: taro balls, some of the "open faced" dumplings shown in the gothamist write-up, etc. so, with adding a tip at the end, it wasn't "cheap" for the two of us, but was certainly a fair deal.

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                    chefjellynow Jan 19, 2008 06:29 AM

                    i have been there many times now, mostly on weekdays and have seen no 2$ special.

                    I will warn you that thier open faced dumplings are $5 each plate. learned this this week. very tasty dumplings, blue rice paper ect.. but expensive for dim sum dumplings. you can recognise them by their tops being open and some mayo and fish eggs on top(for the blue paper/shrimp one) also had the white wrapper with meat and dried pork on top..cost $10 for both. the shrimp/blue one is TASTY but in my opinion should not be in dim sum at that price. the best time to go is 11-1230..went earlier, not as much ppl and food

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                      racer x Jan 19, 2008 10:07 AM

                      I went a couple of weeks ago on a weekday. As I was being seated, I asked the host how much the dishes were. He said, "Large dishes, $2. Medium, $2. Small, $2. So all $2." I had 7 or 8 dishes, including an order of the open-face dumplings, with a bill that totaled $17 and change with tax, which works out to $2 per dish.

                      Incidentally, I didn't care much for the taste of the open-face dumplings, even though they were gorgeous. There's something about the sweetness and texture of the mayo in a seafood dumpling that just didn't work for me.

                      As for the best time to arrive, when I arrived around 11:15, there were diners at about 3/4 of the tables - I got a table by myself at the periphery of the diner area toward the far wall opposite the entrance. The cart ladies were mixing up the routes they took, sometimes heading to the right when leaving the kitchen and sometimes heading to the left, so my location worked out well because I got food hot from the kitchen half the time.

                      People were still arriving and hot dishes were still being brought out when I left at about 12:00. Some of the dumpling walls were a little tough (maybe overcooked on the cart?) even after I'd just arrived though.

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                        chefjellynow Jan 20, 2008 01:56 PM

                        try the small golden triangles with sesame seeds on top, wow

            2. bigjeff Jan 21, 2008 12:12 AM

              can anyone confirm, or not, the same/similar weekday deal at both Gala Manor and at Linden Place?

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                Josiah Feb 6, 2008 06:50 PM

                Yes--
                Excellent place. Worth the shlep --er, trip--on the #7 train!

                1. c oliver Aug 6, 2008 01:52 PM

                  Here it is Aug. 2008 and we had dim sum there today (a Weds.) and, yes, all five dishes we had were $2 each. Ha gow, chicken feet (I don't know in Chinese along with other dishes!), fun gor, beef and pork spare ribs. We didn't know about the week day special until we were leaving and talking to some English speaking Chinese people. We were pleased with the price and SUPER pleased with the quality. Everything was superb.

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