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Dim Sum anyone?

estarae Oct 12, 2008 05:16 AM

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. seal RE: estarae Oct 12, 2008 06:33 AM


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

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      estarae RE: seal Oct 12, 2008 06:33 PM

      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!

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        TomT RE: estarae Oct 13, 2008 04:56 AM

        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.

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          seal RE: TomT Oct 13, 2008 10:51 AM

          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.

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            fiona501 RE: TomT Sep 25, 2009 06:36 AM

            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!

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            usuquetandem RE: estarae Oct 14, 2008 08:54 PM

            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. wench31 RE: estarae Oct 12, 2008 12:55 PM

          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!

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            p314n RE: estarae Oct 12, 2008 02:59 PM

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

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              Tapas52 RE: p314n Oct 14, 2008 07:57 AM

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

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                gunksny RE: Tapas52 Sep 24, 2009 05:57 AM

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

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                  Tapas52 RE: gunksny Sep 24, 2009 06:21 AM

                  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.


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                    AC Captain RE: gunksny Sep 24, 2009 09:09 AM

                    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

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                sockster RE: estarae Sep 25, 2009 10:39 AM

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

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