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Mar 25, 2008 08:01 AM

Dim Sum in Orlando Vicinity?

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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  1. 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.


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

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

        7 Replies
        1. re: rudykins

          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

            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

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

              1. re: rudykins

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

                1. re: dmo305

                  Yup, starting with "shrimp ravioli."

            2. re: dmo305

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

              1. re: starbucksbrew

                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?

          2. 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.

            1. 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 ;)