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Disappointment in WPB for Dim Sum

theguttu Apr 21, 2009 02:38 PM

It was my birthday and I wanted to have Dim Sum. When looking at what was close we ended up to going to West Palm Beach to a place called Grand Lake Chinese Cuisine. We arrived at 12:30. They are a smaller restaurant so you are given a list to fill out like you sometimes do for Sushi. We made our choices that looked very promising. Each selection from sui mai to fun gor was either overcooked and rubbery or when you bit into something it spewed out the oil like it was drenched in it. i think I will wait to go back to Tampa for TC Choys for my next Dim Sum hankering. If anyone knows of a Dim Sum on the east coast of Florida, please post.

  1. Frodnesor Apr 21, 2009 03:15 PM

    You don't need to go all the way to the west coast. Just come down to Miami ->

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/361740
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/435233
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/430543
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/425857
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/419094

    Note "Jumbo" is now "Hong Kong Noodles" which I've discussed more here ->
    http://www.foodforthoughtmiami.com/2009/03/hong-kong-noodles-north-miami-beach.html

    www.foodforthoughtmiami.com

    1. freakerdude Apr 21, 2009 07:16 PM

      Sorry to hear about your birthday bummer. I have eaten once at GLCC and ordered off of the regular menu. I have eaten dim sum at Singing Bamboo in WPB only once so I cannot make a solid rec to you on them. Maybe some other local folks who frequent SB can give you a more solid rec from their experiences. My sole visit was very good but I am not a dim sum specialist.

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        jakereward Apr 21, 2009 07:31 PM

        We had the same experience with both restaurants. Don't believe Dim Sum is their forte!
        I would recommend two restaurants in Miami, one highly and if you number the Asians that go there, that says a lot! Canton Palace in a plaza on 8th Street. The second place is South Gardens on Sunset and 107th. They changed hands over the last year and going thru a transition. Good eating...

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          larfied Apr 22, 2009 11:01 AM

          Take I-95 North, go about 1500 miles and follow the signs to Mott Street!

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            jakereward Apr 22, 2009 05:47 PM

            ha ha .... nice Sunday drive..... I'm sorry, I should have read more of the reviews.. I see an active discussion which includes South Gardens.. They've redecorated, changed management and I'm sorry to say their food has been inconsistent. We now frequent the Canton Palace, which is much smaller no carts you order off a list but the food has been consistently good... I hate to make it public, but if you like dim sum as much as we do enjoy....

          2. theguttu Apr 24, 2009 06:16 AM

            Anyone have a place closer to the Treasure or Space coast to recommend? We live in V(Z)ero Beach.

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              zenana Apr 24, 2009 02:00 PM

              Wow, that's really too bad. I had dim sum twice there and it was absolutely wonderful, very fresh, perfectly cooked, and not at all oily. Makes me wonder if they may have changed hands.

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                Alfred G Apr 24, 2009 10:30 PM

                Nope . . . Same owners and wait staff. Was there a few days ago and everytrhing was wonderful, as usual.

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