Busy Chinese New Year dim sum!
This place is pretty fancy looking. We were the first table there but the place filled up quickly! And this was a Thursday morning.
The XLB’s were good. Didn’t blow me away but it was good. You could see a chain of Asian men making them fresh as there is a see through window.
My family enjoyed the soy milk. The rice rolls with pork shreds was really good. It was perhaps the simplest dish but was also best. The lightly fried pork buns were good.
The braised pork with preserved veggies was not good. The pork was mostly dry and hard to chew cause some pieces tastes like wood. The veggies tastes off too. I’ve had so much better than this in the Boston area.
My friends always visit this place when they go to Seattle so I was expecting a lot. I can see why they like it so much. There weren’t many places like this in Seattle when I lived there. However, I really think you can do better in the many Asian restaurants found in Markham. Try a smaller place such as Sam’s Congee Delight. They sell similar stuff and it’s very good!
I can’t decide how I feel about this place. Kind of over rated. Not bad by any means. Perhaps we just way over ordered and got real tired of it quickly. Definitely worth a try at least once. I personally think the food is very good…better than Boston even. I guess I had the idea that this place would blow me away. It didn’t but that doesn’t mean the food isn’t good.
This is a great idea. Adding a traditional Chinese buffet with unlimited dim sum for about $16 per adult should be a major hit. I love the idea of this and really wanted to like this place. However, the dim sum is not very good. It comes out hot and fresh on a cart like in Chinatown but the taste is FAR from Chinatown quality. Hei La Moon in Chinatown blows away this place in tastes. But again, you’re paying $16 for Chinese and dim sum buffet…what do you expect?
The dim sum comes out in much smaller sizes than traditional dim sum in Chinatown. Check out the pics.
Here are some other random pics from this place.
Hei La Moon is the best place for fresh tasty dim sum in Boston these days. China Pearl just doesn’t cut it anymore…it hasn’t for years.
You can find Hei La Moon across from the entrance gate of Chinatown. If you’re driving, there are plenty of parking meters around this place. If you really can’t find one, go park in the lot directly upstairs from the restaurant. With validation the parking comes to about $8 I believe.
This place is big with large dining areas in the main floor and downstairs. It gets busy on weekends and especially during special events such as the August Moon Festival, Chinese New Year, and the Lantern Festival.
The food is always fresh and tastes just right. Service is okay. They take cash and credit. Check out some dishes we ordered during a recent visit: