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Dim Sum in NYC on Saturday, June 26?

Does anyone have any suggestions for dim sum in NYC on Saturday, June 26th? I've read reviews of Dim Sum Go Go, but I wasn't sure if it was authentic or just a walmartized version of chinese dim sum. Any feedback or thoughts?

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Dim Sum Go Go
5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

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  1. I'm from Hong Kong, and Dim Sum Go Go is where I get my dim sum in the city. It's authentic; not perfect by any means, but it's the best we can get in this town. Some people on this board like Red Egg, but I personally prefer Dim Sum Go Go. I like that they offer the more modern dim sums like roast duck dumpling (ngap see gao in Cantonese) or pea shoots dumpling (dow miu gau). I also like the fact that they don't use carts, which some people find a negative. I prefer checking everything off the dim sum sheet so that they're made to order and fresher. Love that they provide XO sauce as a free condiment. That stuff is expensive. Avoid places like Golden Unicorn - that's what I would call the walmartized version - too greasy, unrefined, and just terribly executed.

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    Dim Sum Go Go
    5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

    Red Egg
    202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

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    1. re: Noodle fanatic

      I totally agree with Noodle fanatic's assessment! boonk012, in case your definition of "authentic" is to have carts, maybe you will be disappointed... but for some of us, we would rather order from the menu and have our dimsum freshly made.... I thought I will re-emphasize that point to you. If you decide to go, make sure you arrive before 12 Noon or they will get very busy and you will have to wait. I am not sure if they take reservation though....

      1. re: Noodle fanatic

        I would also emphasis that "made to order" dim sum is typically higher quality. A cart system can work if the volume of diners is high enough to ensure that old dim sum doesn't circulate forever, but there's no guarantee that the har gow you're eating hasn't made its way around the dining room a dozen times.

      2. Huge fan of Dim Sum a Go Go:

        mushroom dumplings
        duck dumplings
        any and every kind of green veg dumplings (green, pea shoot, parsley)
        char sui bao

        and the "burgers" with taro fries can be fun

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        1. re: Chuck Lawrence

          These are fantastic! I'm definitely going to stop at Dim Sum Go Go, then.

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          Dim Sum Go Go
          5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

          1. re: boonk012

            Please let us know what you think of their food!

            1. re: bearmi

              All I can say is: w o w. I've had the standard dim sum fare all around the US - San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, and Houston and even in some other parts of the world. Dim Sum Go Go offers an incredible variety of dim sum items without the greasiness found in a lot of Chinese dim sum restaurants. What is pretty unique about Dim Sum Go Go is the little twists they put in their dishes. E.g., the hargow "skin" is tinted a little green thanks to a bit of Chinese parsley. The parsley adds a little zip to the super succulent shrimp. The one item I wasn't too crazy about was the chive dumpling. Tasted more like grass than chives. The turnip cake was excellent! We went around 12:30 pm on Saturday and while it was definitely busy, we were seated upstairs so we didn't have to wait. I would highly highly recommend Dim Sum Go Go and go back again and again..

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              Dim Sum Go Go
              5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

              1. re: boonk012

                Oh and our bill was remarkably inexpensive for the amount we ordered and the amazing quality of the food. Two people - 9 or 10 items. The total was just about $40 w/o tips.

                 
                 
                1. re: boonk012

                  I like the dim sum at Dim Sum Go Go, except that I avoid the bao, because I've found them overly thick and wet, just poor quality. I find most other dim sum items there to be of good quality.

                  1. re: boonk012

                    Glad to hear that you like it! After eating here, I am sure you wouldn't want to go back to those stale dim sums served from carts! If you like this type of dim sum, you can check out Chinatown Brasserie next time. It's more expensive (higher price and smaller/fewer pieces), more Americanized, and has fewer dim sum varieties. But their dim sums are even more unique and refined in a way.

                    Just to let you know, Dim Sum Go GO's dinner entrees are pretty good too and you can also order dim sum during dinner time!

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                    Chinatown Brasserie
                    380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

                    1. re: bearmi

                      Which entrees do you like? I've found some of them boring but have liked some appetizers like Shredded Duck with White Fungus (I'm not sure if that's the menu name; I'm going from memory).

                      1. re: Pan

                        I like their "Saute Garlic Chicken with seasonal vegetable & Chinese sausage" & "Saute Shredded Pork with Chinese celery & jicama". The veggies were always nice and crunchy and the sauce+the ingredients blended well together. I vaguely remember "GoGo Roast Chicken with fried garlic stems" was pretty good too (haven't had that dish for a while). Also, sometimes I order the "Go Go Seafood with lotus root" which has good flavor too. I have to say, though, from time to time, the "Go Go Seafood with lotus root" has a few tough&woody pieces/stems, coming from the Chinese chives .. Otherwise, all these dishes are quite flavorful and go well with bowls and bowls of white rice (i.e. in Chinese = "下飯")!