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Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Dim Sum Place!

I've been living in the Bay Area for over 6 years now and have had my fair share, (perhaps more than fair share) of excellent Dim Sum experiences. There's Koi Palace in Daly City, Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Milbrae, Loon Wah in Cupertino, and good old Ming's down the street in East Palo Alto. I've been to a few joints in Milpitas and Sunnyvale, so I figured I was well versed in what were the 'best' dim sum restaurants in the South Bay.

I have much to learn.

My new favorite place is now Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant (where I've basically put the following into my Yelp review). Yes, a 10 syllable, mouthful of a restaurant. Located in Sunnyvale, this place is inexpensive, pushy, rude, and dirty. And I love it all. By noon the place is packed, families and friends are chattering to each other, and the food is pushed around by pushy ladies who hawk the dishes like it's some sort of competition to get rid of them as fast as possible. The su mai is fresh, the pork buns are soft, and the pork spare ribs, oh my, the pork spare ribs are amazing! Once you enter the restaurant, it's like you're in Hong Kong all over again.

For any first timers - if you call ahead 15 minutes, you can get a number for a table. This is a highly valuable piece of paper that grants you eventual entrance into dim sum heaven.

3 comments:

Evan said...

oooooh yeah. I think we were considering that place for CNY.

jenny said...

lol you make "inexpensive" sound like a dirty word rounding it out with the other negative adjectives.

wouldn't call the place rude. just the women with the highly desirable food carts. wasn't the hostess positively rosy and happy with her Chun-li buns? and the waiter who chased down that cart for us?

Anonymous said...

holy crap. i just googled chun-li, and there's rumours that Jessica Biel is going to be casted in the movie that's in the work. JESSICA BIEL. so perfect! ...yet so not Chinese.

in my mind, jessica biel was born with the face and body to wear the pigtails. and i can't think up any Chinese actresses who is a good candidate (no no Lucy Liu, Kelly Hu, Zhang Ziyi, yet that's it). ooh maybe that girl from 2 Fast 2 Furious. but it just seems wrong that anyone can play Chun-li when there's so few roles available to asian actresses because of their ethnicity.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Dim Sum Place!

I've been living in the Bay Area for over 6 years now and have had my fair share, (perhaps more than fair share) of excellent Dim Sum experiences. There's Koi Palace in Daly City, Hong Kong Flower Lounge in Milbrae, Loon Wah in Cupertino, and good old Ming's down the street in East Palo Alto. I've been to a few joints in Milpitas and Sunnyvale, so I figured I was well versed in what were the 'best' dim sum restaurants in the South Bay.

I have much to learn.

My new favorite place is now Hong Kong Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant (where I've basically put the following into my Yelp review). Yes, a 10 syllable, mouthful of a restaurant. Located in Sunnyvale, this place is inexpensive, pushy, rude, and dirty. And I love it all. By noon the place is packed, families and friends are chattering to each other, and the food is pushed around by pushy ladies who hawk the dishes like it's some sort of competition to get rid of them as fast as possible. The su mai is fresh, the pork buns are soft, and the pork spare ribs, oh my, the pork spare ribs are amazing! Once you enter the restaurant, it's like you're in Hong Kong all over again.

For any first timers - if you call ahead 15 minutes, you can get a number for a table. This is a highly valuable piece of paper that grants you eventual entrance into dim sum heaven.

3 comments:

Evan said...

oooooh yeah. I think we were considering that place for CNY.

jenny said...

lol you make "inexpensive" sound like a dirty word rounding it out with the other negative adjectives.

wouldn't call the place rude. just the women with the highly desirable food carts. wasn't the hostess positively rosy and happy with her Chun-li buns? and the waiter who chased down that cart for us?

Anonymous said...

holy crap. i just googled chun-li, and there's rumours that Jessica Biel is going to be casted in the movie that's in the work. JESSICA BIEL. so perfect! ...yet so not Chinese.

in my mind, jessica biel was born with the face and body to wear the pigtails. and i can't think up any Chinese actresses who is a good candidate (no no Lucy Liu, Kelly Hu, Zhang Ziyi, yet that's it). ooh maybe that girl from 2 Fast 2 Furious. but it just seems wrong that anyone can play Chun-li when there's so few roles available to asian actresses because of their ethnicity.