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Dim Sum in Orlando Vicinity?

dmpls79 Mar 25, 2008 08:01 AM

Looking for some good Dim Sum places in/nearby Orlando, FL for our visit in May. I am first generation Chinese American and bringing a big critic, my Mom. We're used to china town dim sum from Philadelphia, so authentic cusine would be nice. Maybe some heated pushing carts of food, and affordable.

ps. just had to throw in I love TARO anything. Taro Pearl Smoothies, the stronger the better. Any information is welcomed ;) Thank you!

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    dmpls79 Apr 1, 2008 03:36 PM

    Thanks! Looks like I'll be visiting both Chan's and Ming Bistro =) Since we'll be splurging for dinner already, we're going to skip on Ming's Court this time. I'm excited to try whatever Taro stuff they have at Chan's ;)

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      starbucksbrew Mar 28, 2008 12:02 PM

      DH and I had dim sum at Chan's today, and it was outstanding. They had a taro-something that was really good. The pork buns today were *almost* as good as the ones we had in San Francisco's Chinatown. Chan's is by far the best Chinese food we have found in Orlando.

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        rudykins Mar 26, 2008 06:01 AM

        I second the nomination for Ming Bistro. It's by far the best and most authentic dim sum place in town.

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          dmo305 Mar 26, 2008 01:19 PM

          I don't know if this is the same place but i always try and stop at Ming's Court for dim sum if i'm driving through Orlando.

          Ming Court Innovative Oriental
          9188 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

          1. re: dmo305
            lydiainflorida Mar 26, 2008 02:11 PM

            I doubt it because the address is different. Ming Court is a tourisy kind of place (it's on I-Drive duh!) and quite expensive. I wasn't wowed by the food.

            1. re: lydiainflorida
              rudykins Mar 26, 2008 05:54 PM

              Yes, very different. Ming Court is touristy, attractive, fusiony dim sum. Ming Bistro is small, simple decor, authentic dim sum.

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                dmo305 Mar 26, 2008 07:01 PM

                i understand touristy... for sure it is. still good though. fusion-y?

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                  rudykins Mar 27, 2008 01:06 PM

                  Yup, starting with "shrimp ravioli."

            2. re: dmo305
              starbucksbrew Mar 28, 2008 11:59 AM

              Ming Court is not Ming Court anymore. It's a Japanese restaurant now.

              1. re: starbucksbrew
                rudykins Mar 28, 2008 02:38 PM

                I just called and I'm told it still exists, and the website is still up. Are you sure you aren't confusing it with Ran-Getsu, which is down the block?

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            lydiainflorida Mar 25, 2008 11:40 AM

            Chan's Chinese Cuisine
            1901 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL
            (407) 896-0093‎

            1. winechic Mar 25, 2008 08:17 AM

              Ming Bistro
              1212 Woodward St
              Orlando, FL 32803
              Phone: 407-898-9672

              Ming's has Dim Sum cart service during select hours, call to see what their current policy is for the cart.

              Whether ordering Dim Sum or entrees, I enjoy ordering off of the menu at Ming Bistro, the food has always been nice. Expect a wait on the weekends.


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