Two rules of thumb to guess if a restaurant has good dim sum: a long menu of dim sum, and lots of Chinese patrons. Tired of standing in an unorganised queue at Joy King Lau, we ventured into this restaurant. And indeed, the dim sum dishes were quite good, came out piping hot, and the skin on the Cheung Fun (rice noodle rolls) was soft and not too thick - a good sign of cleverness. in general, the steamed dim sum dishes were better than the deep fried ones. Other dishes were ok, but definitely not at par with 'better' Chinese eateries in Chinatown, but hey - this is also cheaper! The management knows how to cater to a Chinese clientele - before you need asking, tea and chili appear, and they have toothpicks ready on the table! Don't confuse this one with 2 others in the same chain - one on Wardour (buffet) and one on Shaftesbury (one bowl). Why can't they give them different names, like Young Cheng Kitchen, Young Cheng Buffet, etc. Reminds me of the Crystal Jade chain in Asia (mainly Singapore), although the latter is several levels of quality higher.
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