11/09 Gitlo's Dim Sum : Don't Bother
- opinionatedchef Nov 15, 2009 02:01 PM
After a very good CH lunch at YoMa yesterday, we pulled over at the 'Dim Sum Bakery' sign to explore. (In my head,"wow, not having to deal w/ chinatown parking and lines on wkends; now wouldn't that be great". Well, 11 take out items later, the word is 'Not.'
The only excellent thing we had was the Sweet Potato Puffs; delicate Chinese versions of sfogliadele-like flaky lard pastry wrapped around a just-sweet-enough sweet potato filling. The red bean and taro (smoothie like) drink- was a great combo of 2 of my fav sweet savory flavors.
'Very good' was the char siu bao- steamed buns with a superior dark brown (not the usual bright red)pork filling. I wish they would make big versions and bake them.
'Pretty good' were the Shrimp hargow ,and the Cantonese shrimp pork chive dumplings.
Not worth ordering were the: Seaweed shrimp shiu mai;(tough) ; Bean curd skin shrimp rolls (tough);Taro spring rolls(none of the purported flavors); the lomein special (no sauce; no flavor ); Black bean pork spareribs over rice(tough; definitely not ' falling off the bone' as promised by the staffperson.
Maybe i'd stop by to get those 2 first excellent items, but otherwise I wouldn't bother going here again.
164 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Worst dim sum I've ever had in my life. Everything tasted like it was previously freezer burnt and left in the steamer for about 20 minutes too long. I love dim sum why is it so hard to get right. Chau Chau ftw