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Jun 2, 2008 09:28 PM

Dim Sum, Vietnamese, Asian Markets in Santa Fe

We're moving to the Santa Fe/Taos area and need to know if there's any possibility of Dim Sum or Vietnamese food or, at the very least, Asian markets in the area.

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  1. You will need to go to Albuquerque for Dim Sum and other Asian goods

    1. Look at for good Asian restaurants in Albuquerque.

      There is an international market with a strong Asian bent in Albuquerque: Talin at Lousiana and Central SE.

      1. If you're used to dim sum in a big city like Chicago, Montreal, NY, San Francisco, just forget it: There are two places in Albuquerque that serve dim sum, Amerasia, and Ming Dynasty, and both are really marginal in quality--although they are better than most of the Chinese places in Albuquerque and Santa Fe which, to put it bluntly, just plain suck. Perhaps 10 Vietnamese places in Albuquerque, some quite good--my current favorite is Saigon, on San Mateo. Two Asian markets that I know of, Talin, which one poster already mentioned, and a place called 99-B or something like this, I think on Lomas??? You're probably better off just adapting to the local restaurant specialties that are worthwhile--forget about Chinese. Sorry to disappoint, but it's true.