HOME > Chowhound > San Diego >

Discussion

Dim Sum San Diego

China Max, Jasmine or ?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. China Max is ok, but I prefer Pearl, in Rancho Bernardo.

    1 Reply
    1. re: abcfob

      I second, I prefer Pearl as well.

    2. Don't forget Emerald - cart service & good selection.

      1 Reply
      1. re: Ed Dibble

        My #1 choice out of the 3 main dimsum's on Convoy is Emerald. Jasmine is a bit more expensive and I don't find the quality to be that great and China Max is hit and miss each time i go.

        http://clayfood.blogspot.com

      2. We prefer Emerald, too. The last time we were at Jasmine, carts never seemed to make it to our row of tables and the ones that did were mostly empty. The few dishes we did get (har gow, shrimp rice noodles, char siu buns) were good, but we never did see any pork shu mai. We left hungry and sad and wishing we had gone to Emerald.

        1. Betweem Jas and Max, I choose Jas, I like the carts. At China Max, you order Dim Sum from a menu, it is not nearly as fun, or diverse.

          1 Reply
          1. re: normalheightsfoodie

            I've only been to Jasmine and Pearl and Pearl is slightly better.

          2. Really, really thank you for your comments.

            I searched the board and did not see any recent recommendations for dim sum.

            So, if I wanted dim sum and Peking (Beijing) duck, where should I go?