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If ever there was a secret Dim Sum Restaurant, this would be the place. Hidden in an industrial section of Rosedale off of Pulaski Highway at 1201 67th St, Rosedale, MD 21237.
Your next question is what is Dim Sum? The best was to describe it is an Asian breakfast like Tapas. (Spanish Tapas served in small dishes with a variety of bite size treats). The Dim Sum (tapas) comes in a variety of styles, steamed, fried, braised and baked.
The best time to try Dim Sum is Monday-Thursday from 11 AM-3 PM and Friday Saturday & Sunday all day.
What happens during this process. Well, first they ask you what you'd like to drink. With Dim Sum, I suggest hot tea. (bo lay cha; mild light tea or Chrysanthanem Tea, using the flower of the chrysantanem, rock sugar is added for a dash of sweetness.
The purpose of the hot tea is to wash away any of the slightly fried food. versus cold water or soda.
The most populaar Dim Sum is:
Shrimp Dumpling: called Har Gow; its minced shrimp and bamboo shoots mixed together and wrapped with a rice flour/tapioca dough when steamed becomes transluscent. You get 3 in a dish that has been steamed. Add a dash of soy sauce and its simply delicious.
Pork Steamed Dumpling called Siu My; is marinated ground pork with shitake mushroom wrapped with wonton skin around the sides and topped with either ground carrots of flying fish eggs. You get 3 in a plate and steamed to perfection.
Taro Fried Dumpling called Woo Gork; Taro root (potato) with ground pork, water chest and shitaake mushroom covered in taro dipped in egg and a Panko type crust that when deep fried creates a fluffy and crisp dumpling. Just delicious.
Egg Custard Cup called Don Tot: a dessert that has a flaky crust with a flan type egg custard on top and baked gently. The kids will love it
Then we can introduce a noodle dish:
Pan Fried Noodles with Chicken; Very thin egg noodles fried and placed on a dish like a nest. Then sliced chicken, bean sprouts, shitaake mushroom, carrots and some Chinese vegetables with a nice chicken sauce poured over the crispy noodles. Ask for red vinegar as it goes great with the dish.
Beef Chow Fun *Wide rice noodles) with tender beef, bean sprouts, scallion and sliced onions sauteed in a dark soy sauce.
If you want authentic Chinese and willing to try Dim Sum, this is the place.
RECCOMENDATION: Highly recommended