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Oct 12, 2008 05:16 AM

Dim Sum anyone?

Just got back from San Francisco and have visions of pork buns dancing in my head. Any place around these parts for Dim Sum? Thanks!

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  1. lol.

    These are big parts - you'll have to narrow it down a little.

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    1. re: seal

      within an hours ride from Staten Island....or longer if it's really good. preferably someplace that does dim sum during the week, not only on weekends thanks!

      1. re: estarae

        If you're in S.I., the most choices for dim sum places will be in Bklyn on 8th Ave in Sunset Park. Mebbe try the outer boroughs board for a good recommendation, I haven't been to any of the places recently.

        1. re: TomT

          Second to TomT recc. If I lived in SI and could get out earlyish in the am on a Sunday, I would definately go towards Brooklyn or even Manhattan rather than NJ. If you are really close to the Outerbridge, then I guess that the rt 1 and 9 joints would be an option in NJ.

          1. re: TomT

            Wow, I've been to that place on 8th Ave. in Brooklyn - I think it's called "House of Dumpling". The place is always packed so you have to order fast, and you can't ask questions cuz no one speaks English. Great dumplings though, many kinds of filling. They also sell them packaged frozen - 25 or 30 dumplings for $5!

          2. re: estarae

            We like Jade Isle in Scotch Plains. Depending where you on Staten Island, it can be within one hour. We go only during week-ends, so I am not sure whether they have real dim sum during the week, but they have a somewhat limited dim-sum menu you can order from at any time.

        2. For fresh pork buns try the Kam Man Supermarket in Edison. It's on Rte 1 North. They make it fresh everyday. Get there by noon and you'll see them coming out of the oven!

          1. sunny palace on route 18 in east brunswick does dim sum every sat. and sun. from 11-3

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            1. re: p314n

              CROWN PALACE in RT 79 MARLBORO NJ Sat / Sun 11-2pm is a very nice DIM DUM BRUNCH......Excellent

              1. re: Tapas52

                I know there are good dim sum places in N. Jersey - but how about further south ie. Toms River/ Manasquan/LBI area?

                1. re: gunksny

                  One comes to mind in Brick NJ on Rt 88 called "DIM SUM 88" chinese restaurant... it's not a traditional walk around Dim Sum but instead they have all their Dim Sum specialties on a special menu which you order from & there are many besides their regular menu.


                  1. re: gunksny

                    In pleasantville, outside of Atlantic City, is the Joy Luck Palace that serves cart-style dim sum untill around 3 PM daily. Been there twice and both times very good.

                    748 Black Horse Pike
                    Pleasantville, NJ 08232
                    (609) 641-5533

              2. For authenitc dim sum, try Westlake in Mataway. Always crowded, always good. Dim Sum on the weekends, great food all other times.