Dish of the Week | Dim Sum from Hei La Moon

Dimsum is a small plates-type of Chinese cuisine, with dumplings and other dishes served in steamer baskets. My favorite dim sum places in Chinatown is Hei La Moon. My go-to orders are the shrimp hargow (top plate in photo) and pork siumai (right plate in photo). I enjoy dimsum brunch very much and if you haven’t experienced it, I suggest you go to your nearest Chinatown and hunker down for a seemingly endless rotation of small bites.

At Hei La Moon (and most other places), carts filled with dim sum are pushed around the restaurant, stopping at each table, so diners can order without leaving their seats. I’ve seen a few places that do a la carte dim sum, but often they would have a smaller menu, and of course the experience does not compare.

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