Friday, June 4, 2010

A Quickie Review of Hollywood East

On Memorial Day, I decided to stop by Hollywood East for lunch and was expecting to order off their regular menu since they only have dim sum carts on the weekend.  Much my surprise, they had dim sum carts in operation since it was a holiday.  So, we sat down and started to dig in.

I think they maybe had less carts than usual since it wasn't the weekend, but we still were able to try a good variety of food.  The dining room was about 75% full when were there, so that's a good sign for their business.  I wasn't taking photos or keeping notes during our meal, so I'll just say that most of the dumplings and rolls we had were steamed and delicious.  The steamed dishes we had included shrimp, pork, and veggies.  One of the more unusual steamed dumplings had pork, peanuts, garlic, and spinach in it.  On the fried side, we shared some of their fried crab balls and also a taro root fried dumpling, which was one of my favorites of our meal.  We also had a bbq pork 'croissant', which had a wonderful flakiness to it.  We enjoyed some of their custard carrots for dessert.  Yum!

In addition to the great food, the service was also excellent.  We got frequent refills on water, the waiters and the manager (or maybe one of the owners?) stopped by our table to see how everything was, and the same manager chatted it up with us as we were waiting at the register to pay.  So in addition to eating some great dim sum, we were also treated as valued customers by the employees.

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