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lakeside closed

I tried going to lakeside today but found a sign saying the owners have retired and they are closed. The sign said to go try out imperial inn, I tried it but wasn't too impressed. Any recommendations for dim sum now that lakeside is closed?

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  1. I had a really good lunch at Kingdom of Vegetarians recently, but it's (naturally) all vegetarian. Too bad about Lakeside, I always heard it was great but never got a chance to go there.

    1. GO to OCEAN HARBOR!!!!!!!!!!!!

      1. What a complete bummer. Lakeside was the best

        1. I heard so much about Lakeside but never got there. I'm a regular at Joy Tsin Lau, Ocean Harbor, Phoenix, and the one across the street from Joy Tsin Lau. If I had to rank them though:
          1) Joy Tsin Lau
          2) the one across the street from Joy Tsin Lau (virtually all Asian customers)
          3) Ocean Harbor
          4) Phoenix

          1. oh no, not after i'd JUST discovered them!!! i've only been twice, and i have been dreaming about those sesame balls ever since. so where does one go for sesame balls in chinatown, then? has anyone seen them anywhere else?

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            1. re: rabidog

              I thought sesame balls were pretty common at dim sum places. I know Ocean Harbor can be more intimidating for some people than the relaxed environment of Lakeside, but OH does have a larger variety of dishes, and I think they always did the steamed dim sum better. It's true their fried dim sum, such as the sesame balls, is oilier than Lakeside.
              PS rabidog, mochi is made with a glutinous rice flour similar to what's used in those sesame balls. Guess you really like that stuff :)

              1. re: Dib

                a little slice o heaven! :)

                yep, i had 'lotus balls' at a crazy weird dim sum place in NY made from the same stuff, it's great.

                oh, and there's also a red bean / green tea / strawberry mochi trio out at stonewall, the korean/japanese place in plymouth meeting (i think they may have stopped serving the korean dishes, last time i was there, unfortunately), that's the dessert that turned me on to the stuff.