Dim Sum in Boston Chinatown

For the past 20 years or so, my family has been going to the best dim sum restaurant in Chinatown:

China Pearl
9 Tyler St.
Boston, MA 02111

Or maybe because it’s located next to a parking lot, and since dimsum can be really fast if you order everything from a few carts (like we do), you can be in and out within 30 minutes and not pay an arm and leg for parking in Boston.By far my favorite dish: shrimp in rice noodle w soy sauce!

Crab claw (decent, but mostly just fried batter)

Golden Tofu triangles

The eggplant stuffed with shrimp sounded good in theory. Too bad real life did not play that way.

The Beef chow fun is one of my favorites too but ever since I found a recipe online, I’ve been trying to cook this at home so I can explore new dishes when I go out.

My family has been eating shrimp shumai (we call them shrimp balls) ever since I could hold chopsticks!

The only bad thing about dim sum is that if you go exactly at a meal time, good luck getting your own table and some service. The carts travel around the restaurant and by the time the server gets to you, most of the good stuff is gone. However, if you manage to sneak in at about 11:30, when things haven’t picked up yet, you can sit peacefully at your own table and all the carts come to you instead of you trying to wave down a person on the other side of the restaurant.

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  1. Awesome blog post…

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