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Mar 12, 2014 11:07 AM

Rain (Albany) - Anyone been?

Opened last November. Anyone been?

The Yelp perspective (reviews seem mixed):

An interesting (and long!) thread about dim sum history:

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  1. Reading through some of the reviews, hound Roger K seemed to have a good experience.

    Looks like they have chicken feet. Wonder how they will compare to ones in Chinatown.

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    1. re: financialdistrictresident

      I had them so many years ago in Chinatown that I can't compare. Some of my group who have them more frequently, in NYC or SF Chinatowns thought they were very good. Not a favorite of mine. FWIW, one of the Asians in our group said he would not eat them here, or even in Chinatown, because he knows where the feet where before. (whatever that means)

    2. Went to Rain for dim sum (available Sat. & Sun. 11-4) recently. Upscale decor. No push carts. We had:

      *rice noodle roll with shrimp
      *stuffed eggplant with shrimp
      *sticky rice in Lotus Leaf
      *shrimp shu mai
      *chicken feet
      *spring rolls
      *pork bun steamed
      *sesame seed roll with red bean curd

      Everything was delicious. Service was professional and attentive. Good value. So happy to have a dim sum option in the Capital Region.

      Off street parking.