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Sep 2, 2008 01:03 PM

New finds in Philly Chinatown?

With the regrettable closure of Lakeside Chinese Deli, I'm interested to see what good finds have been made in Chinatown over the last year. So, your "recent" finds please. Authentic regional Chinese cuisine is my food obsession, so I'm not interested in restos that exclusively serve the Americanized dishes like General Tso's, even if the quality is great. I can get that here in Harrisburg anytime. Thanks in advance.


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  1. dim sum garden for their "steamed buns" which are actually Shanghai-style soup dumplings. they're amazing.

    Don't let the name fool you...they aren't actually a dim sum joint, but they do make some great food.

    Heh, and don't let its dark and sorta spooky location throw you off. It's really good.

    59 N 11th St

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    1. re: Boognish

      Any noodle dish served at Dim Sum Garden is great since their noodles are thick and all are home made.

    2. If you don't mind going a little south Hello, at 6th and Washington is delicious. There menu has Chinese and Vietnamese options.

        1. re: ndelson

          Szechuan Tasty House is a must...

          Fu Qi Fei Pan) Tripe in Spicy Sauce
          Golden Coins
          Dang Dang Noodles
          Twice Cooked Pork
          Dumplings in Spicy Sauce...

          This food is authentic.. and is wonderful... please try Szechuan Tasty House

          902 Arch Street
          Philadelphia, PA

        2. I agree with Dim Sum Garden. Spooky location but excellent food. The Shanghai dumplings, pork and chive dumplings, cold cucumber, and "chilly" cabbage shredded pork noodle (without soup) are some of my favorites.

          In Chinatown, I also enjoy Shao Lan Kung at 9th and Race. It is not new but I have eaten there within the past week and it is still excellent. They serve many traditional dishes.

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          1. re: white174

            I just moved to Philly after spending a year in Boston. They have a few great dim sum restaurants which are open for dim sum everyday at 8:30 am. I noticed that here in Philly, dim sum is offered only on the weekends and that the restaurants don't open until 10:30-11:00 AM. Are there any places that you can get dim sum during the week and early?