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swjackson Aug 30, 2011 07:46 AM

Will be in Manhattan for a couple of days. Where is the place for Dim Sum?

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    InfoMofo RE: swjackson Aug 30, 2011 08:53 AM

    The conventional wisdom answer is- not manhattan.

    However, if you are craving it and are here, I like Golden Unicorn and East Market. I have had too inconsistent product at Jing Fong and Ping's to recommend them.

    Dim Sum Go Go is good too, but they don't have carts- just menu ordering. I have heard good things on the CH boards about Nom Wah and Red Egg, but I have not been yet.

    For an upscale, pricey, somewhat inauthentic but not bad interpretation of Dim Sum, I also don't mind Chinatown Brasserie.

    Sorry none of my recommendations are that enthusiastic. It's just that what you'll find in Manhattan doesn't compare to what you can find in Queens.

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

    Chinatown Brasserie
    380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

    Ping's
    22 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

    Golden Unicorn
    18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

    Jing Fong
    18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

    Nom Wah Tea Parlor
    13 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013

    Red Egg
    202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

    East Market
    75 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

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      swjackson RE: InfoMofo Aug 30, 2011 09:51 AM

      Thanks. If Queens is that much better, can you recommend some places there?

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        InfoMofo RE: swjackson Aug 30, 2011 10:18 AM

        So there's a separate board for outer boroughs questions. I have had a number of good experiences in Flushing- I liked a place called Gala Manor which I believe is now called Jade and is still getting good reviews:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7258...

        I would try the search tool on the outer boroughs forum, there are tons of threads on it.

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          Chandavkl RE: InfoMofo Sep 9, 2011 08:08 AM

          Actually Gala Manor became New East Cuisine and apparently isn't very good. But you're right that Jade Asian, which used to be Gum Fung, is a good choice.

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            InfoMofo RE: Chandavkl Sep 9, 2011 10:31 AM

            Thanks for clearing that up! I will definitely try that next time I make it out there.

    2. scoopG RE: swjackson Aug 30, 2011 11:40 AM

      These threads might help:

      Chinatown Brassiere:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/482497

      Red Egg:
      http://www.chow.com/manhattan_digest/...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6101...
      http://www.redeggnyc.com/

      Dim Sum

      Here’s three more recent threads:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/759355
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/711481
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/695803

      And older threads:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4815...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5922...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5969...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/509122
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/545785
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/502934

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        pastryboy RE: swjackson Aug 30, 2011 09:12 PM

        My fave's-

        Traditional cart service- Golden Unicorn

        A la carte service- Red Egg

        Both excellent depending on the style of service that you are looking for. I think that Red Egg makes the best tasting dim sum I have had in NY (Although I have not ventured outside Manhattan for dim sum yet) and very consistant.

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        Golden Unicorn
        18 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002

        Red Egg
        202 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

        1. beaulieu RE: swjackson Sep 1, 2011 01:44 AM

          I'm no dim sum expert, but we have certainly enjoyed the dim sum at Oriental Garden in Chinatown.

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          Oriental Garden
          14 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

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            TheDescendedLefticleOfAramis RE: swjackson Sep 8, 2011 07:12 PM

            Check th3 OB board for the dim sum.

            1. Chandavkl RE: swjackson Sep 9, 2011 08:02 AM

              If food quality is your primary consideration, indeed skip Manhattan and head to Flushing. If you're looking for atmosphere (i.e., a large, bustling cart serving restaurant that has the feel of being in Hong Kong), then you could go to Jing Fong.

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              Jing Fong
              18 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

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                AubWah RE: Chandavkl Sep 9, 2011 02:35 PM

                or royal seafood have you tried them?

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                  Chandavkl RE: AubWah Sep 9, 2011 03:04 PM

                  Not for dim sum. Just for dinner.

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                    AubWah RE: Chandavkl Sep 9, 2011 03:08 PM

                    my dai lo loves their dim sum. what did you think of dinner

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                      Chandavkl RE: AubWah Sep 9, 2011 03:52 PM

                      For Manhattan Chinatown, pretty good.

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                      Royal Seafood Restaurant
                      103 Mott St, New York, NY 10013

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                        AubWah RE: Chandavkl Sep 9, 2011 05:00 PM

                        im interested how it compares to 22 elizabeth

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                        South China Garden
                        22 Elizabeth St, New York, NY 10013

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                          Chandavkl RE: AubWah Sep 9, 2011 05:47 PM

                          Didn't seem to be in the same league.

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