Jing Fong on the upper west side might be my new favorite place for dim sum. Yes, it’s a bit more expensive than the old, storied downtown haunts, but the food is markedly better. In addition, while the classic dim sum joint will have rolling carts of tasty goodness meandering throughout the floor of the restaurant (which is a big part of the fun), those carts often smell like sterno, chemical flame or leaking natural gas. That smell always ruins the experience for me.
This place brings everything out that you order, sans carts. No smell. I liked that change-up, though admittedly there was a little less fun and intrigue to the experience. But over all, I really loved this place. Some favorites below:
Peking Duck Dumplings – probably one of the best dumplings I’ve had.
I usually hate these pork buns. Always too “bready” and almost always too sweet. Not the case here.
Take a peek inside the vagina slit below. Great ratio of bun to meat, and the meat wasn’t too sweet. Perfect.
Always important to eat your veggies:
Especially when there’s minced pork inside.
Very nice steamed rice rolls (though I wish they offered the ones with fried crullers inside too).
This crispy fried chicken with roasted garlic (entree dish, not dim sum obviously) was really nice too.
I’ll definitely be back here again.
380 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024