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Dim Sum Garden

1020 Race St. Send to Phone
215-627-0218
Bargain dumpling house offers a sure thing from Shanghai.
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Dim Sum Garden Restaurant Review

: This former diamond in the rough, once located on a gritty block near Market Street East, has moved to bigger and brighter quarters in the heart of Chinatown. Although the restaurant now offers a clean, contemporary look, its star attraction --- soup dumplings --- are as mouth-watering as ever. If you’ve never tried soup dumplings, a Shanghai specialty, they're both a challenge to eat and addictive once you’ve managed your first. Called Shanghai steamed bun on most menus, these little purses of dough are filled with steaming hot soup and savory bits of ginger-scented pork or crab meat. While dumplings are the main event, equally good are soups brimming with chewy, hand-shaved noodles spiked with seaweed, cabbage, chives and pork. Skewers of salt-baked shrimp, a good scallion pancake and stir-fried rice dishes are all tasty options offered at less than $7. It’s a good bargain --- but it is cash-only --- and you can bring your own beer or wine.

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