The thing to remember when you’re ordering dim sum–like when you’re ordering sushi–is to pace yourself. Which OneL and I clearly forgot when we decided on the spur of the moment to go downtown to Los Angeles’s Chinatown for lunch. We had a hankering for the dim sum at The Golden Dragon.
We’ve heard that it’s most authentic during the weekdays. I don’t know, but there was lots of food we couldn’t quite identify and we were the only non-Asian people in the rather large restaurant while we were there. Whatever, having people come by your table with carts full of savory bites is tasty fun.
Though we liked almost everything, these big shrimp/scallop wontons were our favorite. Tender in the middle, crisp on the outside. There was cilantro inside. Fabulous.
I indulged in sticky rice. Such a different combination of flavors from those we usually have in our Western diet. We had enough leftovers for OneL to take home half and for Hydra to have dinner that night and me to breakfast on the second packet of sticky rice in the morning.
Another thing the Golden Dragon has going for it: a free valet parking lot! Unheard of in downtown Los Angeles, where if you’re not careful lunch parking can cost you $14. Or even more if you don’t pay attention and get a parking ticket.