I was in Philadelphia on business, and looking for an Asian restaurant. My Trip Advisor app brought up Dim Sum Garden. I remembered seeing it on a previous trip, but not going in because it looked dicey from the outside.
I read the reviews, and everyone loved it, so I went. I have to say it IS a dive in appearance, but I'm glad I stayed. This Dim Sum served from rolling carts. You go up to the counter and order, then either sit at one of a dozen tables, or take your food with you. Most took their food carry out, and judging from the appearance of the restaurant area, I can't blame them. But to do that would likely diminish the freshness of the food, so I took a chance.
I ordered the scallion won-ton's, the scallion cakes, and since my meal was under $10, I figured I hadn't ordered enough food, so I asked for a recommendation. They suggested the soup dumpling's, I agreed, and my meal was still less than $15.
I sat and in a few minutes the soup appeared. The broth wasn't overly favorable, but the scallion won-tons were amazing. I figured there would be about 4 in the bowl. There were TWELVE. And I still had 2 more items coming??? Less than 5 Won Ton's later, my scallion cakes and Soup Dumplings arrived.
The Scallion Cakes were delicious. Crunch outside, soft inside, and a mouthful of flavor in each bite. I lifted a soup dumpling into my mouth and took a bite from the side. OOOPS - Hot soup squirted out the side and almost doused a man at the table next to me. I mentioned something about how juicy these were, and he just gave me a nod. Next ones I ate upside down so the soup would spill into my wonton soup, adding great flavor.
I couldn't finish my meal, and took it with me. I gave it to a homeless man down the street with a warming about how juice the soup dumplings were.
Next trip to Philadelphia, this will be my first stop
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