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Brothers Seafood Restaurant
1475 Brace Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
A funny thing happened in New Jersey last week. Believe it or not I was watching Tik Tok and saw a short video of this place o business .and their specialy is Dim Sum. For those that don't know what Dim Sum is, well, its our Chinese Brunch serving little dishes (tapas) of Asian appetizers whether it be chicken, pork, seafood, shrimp or beef. They are prepare with various flavors and cooking styles like deep frying, steaming or braising. Little old ladies push the traditional cart around the dining hall and you stop them as they come by and point to the dish your interested in. Then they mark the size of the dish which represents a certain price. Then they have a separate cart for a variety of desserts, yummy! and during your stay, they bring platters of seafood, noodles of varying types and delicious Asian vegetables.
What was a good sign was when we approached the entrance of the restaurant, it was crowded, typically I hate crowds but in this case when it comes to Dim Sum establishments, its a good thing. It's just says that the food is fantastic and very fresh. My stomach was growling. We waited for about 20 minutes and were seated promptly. Ok, so if no old ladies seen pushing the cart, how do we order. Well, they provided us with 1 sheet of their entire Dim Sum Menu and we just checked off what we wanted. Now, I was starving but after my wife and my daughter finished with the sheet, it appeared to me that they were starving too.
I looked at them and gave them this look as if I was shocked that they were starving too.
Ok, the food arrived quickly, piping hot and fresh. The first items called phonectically Woo Kork (taro with ground pork inside then deep fried to a golden color was fabulous, Har Gow, was shrimp wrapped in a translucent skin, so delicious made perfectly with a dash of soy sauce (I've loved this Dim Sum since I was a kid), steamed spareribs with black bean sauce, Spareribs are choped in small pieces and marinated with soy sauce, sugar and black beans with a tad of baking soda to make the meat more tender. Sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf, (sticky rice with Chinese saudage, shitake mushroom and dried tiny alted shrimp). Dow Mui (snow pea pod vine). Interesting fact, 20 years ago, a pound of this vine went for 50 cents a lb. Today, its going for $7.00/ lb? A virtually unknown vine became so popular due to flavor and tenderness and the price sky rockets. Manila clams stir fry with black beans sauce. A favorite at Dim Sum. That combination of clam with that special sauce is perfect. Chicken feet, Ok, I know it seems gross but how its prepared will make it taste so delicious, you'll ask, can I have another one. Yes, it's a chicken foot, but they clip the nails and its famous for the collagen and cartilage and good for you. The little piggy bao is filled with a delicious custard inside a steamed bun.
A better description is "Spanish Tapas" Lots of small dishes with delicious varieties of popular foods!
Chef Woo Can rating on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being excellent, I give Brothers Seafood Restaurant a 1,000+. It was that good!!!!!
P.S: After your carted out and have some energy left, visit the Asian Supermarket.
By Chef Woo Can