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Dim Sum Carts for Dinner?

jjproville Jan 12, 2008 11:19 AM

I know dim sum is usually served early in the day, but is there any place in Chinatown that has got the dim sum carts for dinner?

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  1. DarthEater Jan 12, 2008 02:28 PM


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      Renguin Jan 12, 2008 06:38 PM

      yeah, pretty sure the answer is no.

      1. GoddessofFood Jan 14, 2008 08:38 AM

        Or asking for milk and sugar with your Oolong tea (at dim sum) or a cappuccino after dinner in Italy.

        But I am with the OP, I would love to have Dim Sum as a dinner alternative.

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        1. re: GoddessofFood
          kobetobiko Jan 14, 2008 11:01 AM

          Not with the cart, but Dim Sum Go Go (as Chandavkl pointed out below) and Oriental Garden do have dim sum available during dinner. You just have to order from the menu.

          In Hong Kong, they do have dim sum for late night, like after dinner starting at 10ish pm.

          1. re: kobetobiko
            DarthEater Jan 14, 2008 09:10 PM

            yea, but still no carts in hong kong.

        2. iluvcookies Jan 13, 2008 05:24 PM

          How I wish.... but no. Dim sum is not considered "dinner" food.

          1. Chandavkl Jan 13, 2008 07:38 PM

            I don't think there's a place anywhere in the U.S. that has dim sum carts at dinner, and the few places having evening dim sum are either anomalies (e.g., Dim Sum Go Go) or leftovers.

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              lookingforpig Jan 14, 2008 10:52 AM

              Nowhere in Chinatown, but you can to go Shun Lee Cafe on the UWS and get it.

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              1. re: lookingforpig
                GoddessofFood Jan 14, 2008 11:06 AM

                Ooh, speaking of which. Have you had the dim sum there. What's the report?

                1. re: GoddessofFood
                  lookingforpig Jan 14, 2008 12:33 PM

                  It's just ok, nothing special. It's an UWS location so they tone down the authenticity and flavor.

                  1. re: lookingforpig
                    GoddessofFood Jan 14, 2008 01:01 PM

                    Too bad; though I am not surprised.

              2. Miss Needle Jan 14, 2008 12:51 PM

                Though not in C-town (but nearby) is Chinatown Brasserie.

                1. asianbun Jan 15, 2008 09:48 AM

                  no way.. dim sum for dinner is another "no-no" like eating fried rice for dinner (it's strictly a lunchtime deal)

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                    kobetobiko Jan 15, 2008 11:09 AM

                    This is not really true though. In Asia, people have dim sum for breakfast, lunch and late night. Less so for dinner. it is NOT strictly a lunch time deal (though it appears that way in the states)

                    1. re: asianbun
                      lookingforpig Jan 15, 2008 12:22 PM

                      That's like saying that you can only eat eggs for breakfast. Dim Sum Cafe is packed every night because people like it.

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