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Feb 7, 2013 02:29 PM

New City dim sum [Fresno]

Decided to swing by on a chow search for lunch today and found they've been open almost a week. All the same smiling faces from the former Grand Palace on Blackstone north of Ashlan.

The dim sum order sheet now has 33 items. I went with my old stand bys to test the waters, Har Kow (#4) 2.39, Pan Fried Shrimp Cakes (#20) 3.39, and the Salt & Pepper Squid 1/2 order (#28) 5.59. Everything was as tasty as ever, one minor nit was the har kow skins seemed a little thicker and more sticky than in the past but it was easy enough to remove the excess and enjoy the plump morsels inside. Place was packed between 12-1 PM. Billing themselves as:

New City Chinese Cuisine - Dim Sum and Mandarin
1484 E. Shaw Ave (next to Red Lobster)
(559) 227-0896

Lots to explore on their regular menus, 23 seafood items, 24 Chef's Special Dishes, 11 Hot Clay Pots.

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  1. Thanks for the heads-up on New City. How would you compare it with Imperial Garden...better, worse, the same? Imperial is a lot closer to me.

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    1. re: Gail

      Imperial Garden's my favorite for weekend cart service, but iirc, last time I tried dim sum there on a weekday there weren't too many choices, perhaps that has changed? Would be great since it's closer for me as well. Any local hounds have the 4K11?

      Also, didn't ask but just assume that New City has/will have cart service on weekends, so might have to TOFTT. Damn, the work just never ends!

    2. Thanks for the update! How is the other Chinese fare?

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      1. re: Jeff Avis

        Haven't a clue, never got that far, however at the old place before they closed ran into a favorite waiter from Hunan that reco'd their fried kidney flower, iirc. Must be doing something right since it seems I was in the minority eating dim sum for lunch in the packed house.