We had dimsum for dinner on a Saturday night at Orchids Garden. They serve dimsum all day from 10:30am – 10:30pm. Since they don't take reservations, we decided to go at 5:30pm – early enough before it gets too crowded.
Waitresses walk around with carts filled with plates of dimsum, and they stop at each table. You pay per plate by category. As you take plates, the watresses stamp your food bill:
A ($2.30) – our favorites are the Steamed BBQ Bun and for dessert: Baked Sweet Cream Bun and Red Bean Sesame Ball.
B ($3.10) – our favorites are Shrimp Hargow, Baked BBQ Pork Pie, Shrimp Pasted Eggplant (make sure you get the sauce), Pan Fried Chives Dumpling, Shrimp with Rice Noodle, and for dessert: Mango or Coconut Pudding (with sweetened condensed milk.)
C ($4.15) – Sugar Cane Shrimp
D ($6.15) – Chinese Broccoli, Seaweed Salad, and the Chow Mein.
The standouts are the Chow Mein (even though $6.15 is over-priced for noodles), the Steamed BBQ Bun is the best deal, Pan Fried Chives Dumplings were our favorite, and the best dessert is the Baked Sweet Cream Bun! Although we love the Seaweed Salad, the portion size is so small, it's not worth $6.15.
Seven of us ate everything we wanted for a total of $82 plus tax. That's a pretty good deal! This is our favorite dimsum place in Vegas!
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