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Dim sum

Suzie Jan 27, 2011 07:52 AM

Are there any good Dim Sum restaurants in Fort Myers or the surrounding areas?

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    1800Hungry Jan 29, 2011 09:21 AM

    El Chinese off of 41 and Daniels (same plaza as Outback) is pretty much the only option.

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      LilMsFoodie Jan 29, 2011 02:00 PM

      Is it edible. I live quite close by and have never given it a thought. Can you talk a little about it? Thanks LMF

      Just looked at trip advisor and found this:

      E.L. Chinese (The name is the initials “E.L.”, not “El” as it says above) is the best AUTHENTIC Chinese food in Fort Myers. E.L. is almost always half full of native Chinese diners, which has always been the mark of a good authentic Chinese restaurant. The Dim Sum is near as good as you'll find in NY or Chicago Chinatown. We have been eating here for over 10 years, and have never had a disappointing meal. The Americanized-Chinese dishes on the menu are pretty good, but I recommend trying the more exotic, real Chinese food here. The Chow-Fun, the various noodle soups, the Dim Sum, and all of the dumplings are especially recommended.

      1. re: LilMsFoodie
        1800Hungry Jan 29, 2011 03:05 PM

        It is good and for sure edible! I have to agree with the trip advisor review, it is the closest to real Chinese food in this area (very sad that Bo Lings had to close). For the dim sum they have a decent selction and you just mark what you want, there are no carts going around. All the food I have oredered has been good, never disappointed. I definitely recommend you to try even if you didn't live close by. I live in Naples and once in a while I take a trip over there.

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          Suzie Jan 30, 2011 06:28 AM

          Great! Thanks!

          1. re: Suzie
            1800Hungry Jan 30, 2011 08:01 AM

            No problem. Let me know what you think about it if you go.

    2. LilMsFoodie Jan 28, 2011 03:49 AM


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      1. re: LilMsFoodie
        Suzie Jan 28, 2011 04:21 AM

        lol, thanks. : )

        1. re: Suzie
          LilMsFoodie Jan 28, 2011 08:30 AM

          Charlie Chiang's in North Naples does dim sum brunch but it is miserable :-(
          Chinese food is a problem here. LMF

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