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Jun 15, 2013 05:36 PM

Seeking early morning Dim Sum (pre-10am)

preferably in Northern Va or Eastern MD. Any recs?

Thanks so much.

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  1. I see people outside Mark's Duck House in Falls Church (Willston shopping center) before 10 AM. That may be their opening time, or maybe earlier.

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      1. re: monkeyrotica

        I just walked by there this morning and can confirm Mark's 10 AM opening time. Maybe one of the dim sum places in Wheaton opens earlier. I'm pretty sure that Fortune (7 Corners) doesn't open until 11.

    1. Dim Sum is translated as tea lunch. It would be very unusual for a restaurant to start serving it before 10am. for one thing, the prep time related to getting the items ready to cook takes up most of the morning.

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      1. re: dinwiddie

        Dim Sum translates (roughly) to points of heart, but the typical way it's referred to in Cantonese is Yum Cha or "Drink Tea." It doesn't say anything about lunch, though. In other cities, I've seen it open before 10, but DC doesn't seem to care that much about Dim Sum.