Uuuuuggghhh the friend and a couple of his coworkers who I was supposed to meet up with in my neighborhood, the best one in the city, just decided they want to go to a restaurant in fuckin Chinatown so now I have no plans cause I literally couldn’t get there until like 9:15 with pride, at the earliest. They aren’t from here and they’re like “oh it’s definitely an 11 minute drive, maybe 20 with the pride thing because my phone says so” bitch I’ve lived here for 20 years your suburb street knowledge doesn’t apply here
$12 (! …?!) vegetarian dim sum platter at Dim Sum Go Go. Normally I’d go to other places for dim sum, but I wanted to give this a try since they’re BYOB. I can’t remember what was in each of these (partially because I consumed a good amount of 10% ABV beer), but they were delicious. I like the people who work here too. It was cool and funny that a few of them took genuine interest in the foreign beer.
My aunt came in for meetings in Dutchess County. We had a small window to take her out for her birthday so tried this place at the suggestion of some friends who live in the area.
Having grown up in southern Dutchess County, I was a bit skeptical about a dim sum restaurant there. When I was growing up there were only a handful of chinese restaurants in the area. All were very “Americanized” and just middle of the road at best.
I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The décor was tastefully executed and they had ALL the dim sum standards & favourites. We had charsiu bao, har-gao, snow pea shoot dumplings, siu-mai, fried taro root dumplings, shrimp noodles, sticky rice steamed in lotus leaves and we ordered something from the regular menu—manila clams with black bean sauce. The taste of all the food was spot-on good. The only comment to be made was that service was a bit off and that the grey plastic tub that they dumped dirty dishes into was placed in plain sight on a bar chair. It was not a pretty sight.
All in all, I have to give it a good grade for the simple fact that they opened in Dutchess Co. Clearly, it’s a sign of the area’s up and coming status.