New Dim Sum places
I see a couple of new places cropping up since earlier this year. Anyone been to any of these places and feed backs please?
Peony China Bistro in Plymouth
Red Ginger China Bistro in Shoreview
Wanderer's in Minnetonka, Sat. and Sun. only. We discovered this unexpectedly on their 1st weekend open, a couple months ago. Tasty enough as I recall, but not enough variety (at that time, anyway) in vegetable dishes (one of the dining party is allergic to shrimp, which as you know is a major ingredient).
My wife and I tried the Wanderer's Garden for dim sum after six months. It used to be a back up to Mandarin Kitchen if you wake up after 10 am. This time, the food was inspiring enough to write a new review based on my dim sum favorites.
Shrimp Ball - Okay, as good as Mandarin Kitchen and Yangtze. The shrimp is well done, but getting the wrap right is a challenge to all the restaurants in the Twin Cities.
Chicken Feet - Very well done, better than MK and Y. The skin just falls off the bone. Flavor is greatly improved, far less "ketchupy" than before.
Turnip Cake - Excellent, filled with Chinese sausage. My wife was full but placed an additional order to take home.
Chopped Spare Rib - Excellent flavor, extremely fresh. Just slightly fatty to bring out all the juiciness.
Sticky Rice Chicken - Good, contains salted egg yolk. This is an expensive ingredient that most other dim sum houses skip.
I asked one of the waitstaff, who confirmed that they got a new dim sum chef. At this point, I would rate this as good as MK, although with less selection.
Note that the same cannot be said for their buffet lunch.