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dim sum recommendation

Theo Oct 25, 2010 11:06 AM

We will be visiting (converging from NYC and Los Angeles) and looking for good dim sum.

OR - is there a recommendation for a place that specializes in XLB/scallion pancakes, and the like?

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    Bigley9 Oct 25, 2010 11:15 AM

    XLB and scallion pancakes are best at Sakura Mandarin or Dim Sum Garden.

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      Chuckles52 Oct 25, 2010 04:52 PM

      Had dim sum this last saturday at Ocean Harbor and it was grand. Word of caution, get there early. I saw that the carts were getting sparse after about 2.

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        madgreek99 Oct 29, 2010 09:02 AM

        My vote is for Ocean Garden. Yes, the service is awful. Yes, the wait is dreadfully long. Isn't that what great Dim Sum is all about, though? It's the perfect Dim Sum experience, in my opinion. Long line to get in, rude servers, great, great food at cheap prices. What more could you want?

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          dunite Oct 31, 2010 02:31 PM

          Ocean House is a superb dim sum joint. It compares to the best in NYC or Hong Kong in style and varietymof the small eats!

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            ramenbound Oct 31, 2010 05:00 PM

            scallion pancakes + XLB scream DSG to me.

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              BelgianBeerMistress Nov 1, 2010 10:18 AM

              Dim Sum Garden. The soup dumplings are killer.
              Plus, you get to sit in the glow of the neon lights while the passengers board the cheap bus to NYC Chinatown. Pure Heaven.

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                Chemicalkinetics Nov 4, 2010 06:43 PM

                "Dim Sum Garden"

                Where the heck is that?

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                  Buckethead Nov 4, 2010 07:09 PM


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                    Chemicalkinetics Nov 4, 2010 07:15 PM

                    Thanks. That place huh? Walked pass many times....

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