Also tasty are the scallion pancakes - we had to order a second round of these - and the steamed veggie buns that were surprisingly good. Pumpkin fritters were a special of the night. They were recommended by the quais-english speaking server and tasted a bit like funnel cake if the batter had squash in it. We sampled the napa & pork dumplings, siumai, and triple steamed buns, which were all tasty, but just kept coming back to those juicy pork buns. To give the cooking staff some variety, our server also recommended the seasoned vegetables which were basically sauteed chinese greens & the handmade noodles with what I think was a pork based sauce. The greens added some needed color to our monochromatic sampling of dumplings, and the noodles were definitely a hit.
Saying the interior of the restaurant is sparse might be an understatement. It's about as bare bones as you can get, with a stand-up pepsi cooler in the dining room serving as the prep fridge for hotel trays full of prepared pork and chicken. It's BYO, but don't ask for wine glasses - if you're trying to stay classy you may want to bring your own. After two tries, we got large tea cups for our bottle of House Wine red. What it lacks in amenities and decor though, Dim Sum Garden makes up for in their menu prices. Dinner for six of us came to $59 before tax & tip. I dare you to find a better meal for $10 a person anywhere in the city. I wouldn't take a first date here, unless you've got an adventurous foodie on your hands, but this is the perfect place for a dinner with friends.
Dim Sum Garden
Neighborhood: Market East