Dim Sum Days

The best à la cart(e)

House of Hong, 3231 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, 480-921-3882. Dim sum hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
I've heard so many good things about House of Hong that I can only conclude I caught the place on a bad day or that something's changed recently. I went on a Saturday and was waited on by a series of Chinese boys who seemed to be in their mid-to-late teens. Over the House of Hong's bar are three or four flat-screen TVs, one of which was showing cartoons. Predictably, my teen servers were far more interested in the cartoons than waiting on me. Not that I blame them. If I were their age, I wouldn't want to be working on a Saturday either.

The tea was from a tea bag. One big demerit there. And judging by the pittance of dim sum brought out, House of Hong didn't seem to have much of a selection. What I did try seemed stale, and the items were not as warm as I would have liked. I only took a fancy to the chicken feet, which were slightly barbecued and gave me hope that House of Hong is not always this disappointing.

Double-happy: Assistant manager Annie White offers Jin Foo a selection of dim sum from her cart. No wonder he's smiling.
Jackie Mercandetti
Double-happy: Assistant manager Annie White offers Jin Foo a selection of dim sum from her cart. No wonder he's smiling.

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Golden Buddha Restaurant

668 N. 44th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Category: Restaurant > Chinese

Region: East Phoenix

Details

Chicken feet: $2.10
Beef tripe: $2.10
Sticky rice: $3.10
Jellyfish: $5.95

602-286-9888, »web link.
Dim sum hours: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

668 North 44th Street (at the Chinese Cultural Center), Phoenix

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Despite my poultry podophilia, I can't recommend House of Hong's dim sum. And C-Fu is only average. But Golden Buddha will make you happily tubby from dim sum, if you let it.

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