Had dim sum at Uncle Yip's on Reading Rd. this weekend, and it was excellent. The place was pretty packed, so much so that families were waiting in line by the door for a table! They seem a bit understaffed, so you may have to chase down a server to get what you want.
Still, the dim sum was very good, even though I didn't see some of the usual suspects. (Like the steamed bbq pork buns
or fried taro dumpling.) Had some shu mai
, the pork dumplings which are fairly common but very well executed here. The shrimp dumplings
were also good, the sticky rice (steamed in lotus leaves)
, the shrimp chee cheong fun
, deep-fried tofu, and these deep-fried shrimp balls molded around a crab claw. It looks like you can order more elaborate things that are made to order (vs. the cart service) like fried calamari, roast pork, etc. but we got too full too fast to take advantage of it. Maybe next time. The only thing that didn't quite meet standards were the chicken feet, which were only okay and needed a more flavorful sauce.
Overall, I thought it was better than Casual Wok and Grill in terms of variety. My parents expressed approval and satisfaction with their regular lunch menu. The menu lists an impressive array of more traditional dishes, so I imagine it'll only be a matter of time before we venture back for the twin lobster with ginger and scallions and the whole nine yards. ;)