Winsor Dim Sum Cafe: a contender!
Posted yesterday querying about this new place and decided to try it today. Its very good. It is a small place in the old Lucky Seafood space (10 Tyler) with about 8 tables. Dim sum is made as ordered and not on carts and the variety is excellent with about 50 items on the dim sum list as well as a separate northern dim sum list (10) and special snacks (25). i ordered shrimp dumplings (Har gau), bean curd sheet roll with pork and oyster sauce and pork and preserved egg congee (each $2.50) and all were well prepared. Freshness and quality were very good and the small scale of preparation gave them a leg up over the big dim sum houses. My ordering was a little dull but thought it best to try comparables for a first visit. The har gau is my usual test case and the shrimp were plump and flavorful and the skins thin and delicate. Other patrons ordered the sticky rice in lotus leaves which looked good and for two of them at @2.50, is a bargain. I will definitely return to try some of the more unusual items such as pork skin, white turnip and fishball in curry sauce ($4.95 in the special snacks section). They also have a small standard noodles and main course menu. I think that this place is a nice addition to Chinatown as we lack small dim sum parlors like those on Mott Street in NYC or Geary Street in SF. The Winsor and the praiseworthy Gitlo in Allston are good signs for progress on the dumpling front in our fair city