Review by Susu, ThePlazaQueen
It's a very popular place and their dim sum is very good. Many restaurants do serve dim sum, but only certain times of day or week. So this is better, in that you don't have to wait till Sunday morning to imbibe in these nibbles, since this is what they serve all the time. It's an ideal way to get people into Cantonese style Chinese food without ordering a whole platter of the stuff. It's less intimidating to see a small saucer-sized dish of something (like what my dad calls "monkeypaws" which are stewed chicken feet!) rather than a whole big platter of exotica. And if you were every curious about ingredients you've seen in Chinese cookbooks or in butcher shop windows ("Cooked Blood" is one such item ...) this is a low-risk way to try them, in terms of price, emotions, quantity and digestive upset. If you like it, you an always order another plate of the same.
They are located half-underground, in that you have to walk down a half-flight of steps to walk into the door, the top half of which peeks up onto street level. You can see above the diners and prep area closest to the windows. Unlike many Chinese restaurants, this place is clean and the servers are dressed as you'd expect waiters to dress. Most are women, which is a departure from the norm. Too bad I can't figure out if this might be like a women's exchange?
Anyway, try it out and be adventurous! They also have a relatively clean bathroom -- sometimes a rarity in Chinatown. Just so you know ...
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