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Aug 15, 2012 12:56 PM

Dim Sum in Little Saigon?

Maybe I've never taken notice but I is there any place in Little Saigon that has somewhat decent sitdown or take out dim sum? Looking for something like a Yum Cha or Sam Woo-type take out. Is there something close or similar to (SGV) Ocean Star, NBC, or (LA) Empress Pavilion in the Garden Grove area? I'm guessing not?

Also looking for good roast duck since Duong Son closed down on Bolsa Ave. Been to Lien Hoa on Beach Blvd.

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  1. Does it have to be Little Saigon?

    You have a Sam Woo in Irvine that does take out roast duck and a Capital Seafood on Jamboree that does takeout dim sum.

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    1. re: Porthos

      Thank you but I'm looking for places in Little Saigon specifically. I'm very familiar with LA Chinatown and SGV plus the southbay area dim sum places but have never tried Little Saigon dim sum. I've been to a few BBQ take outs and shopped at several large supermarkets but never dim sum. Was just curious to find any options. Seafood Cove and Seafood Paradise sounds interesting but is there any take out places like Yum Cha, Phoenix Bakery, or Family Pastry?

      1. re: Clinton

        If you've already been to SGV dim sum I have no idea why you would want to go to little saigon dim sum.

    2. Seafood Cove #2 on Bolsa is quite good. I think it's better than what you can get in Chinatown.

      1. For sit down Dim Sum in Little Saigon, try Seafood Paradise.

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        1. re: JAB

          Concur. Also, the Sam Woo in Irvine that Porthos mentioned has very good dim sum--much better than the offerings at Capital Seafood.

        2. If you really want Yum Cha, there's one in the Thuan Phat (which is just Vietnamese for Shun Fat) supermarket on Brookhurst and Westminster. I don't love it, but it's there, and it's got dim sum to-go.

          For roast duck I usually go to Dakao Poultry.

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Thanks. Ever since Duong Son closed a couple of years ago, I haven't been to any Chinese places to eat in a while. Was just curious to see if there was any Chinese take out dim sum which was decent in the area. I usually go out to SGV or Chinatown to pick up take out but was interested in Little Saigon. I sure miss Hong Kong take out in the Jin Ling Way alley but refuse to go to Phoenix Bakery where they migrated to. Lucky Deli on Broadway still has those large char siu baos that I like pretty cheap and their roast ducks are still the best. SGV is still teh best for sit down dim sum but for the life of me can't understand the hype of Elite? Been there and hated the experience. Will not go there again after waiting in the hot sun and mediocre food. I still like Ocean Star the best IMHO.