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Old 12-23-2007, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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Is there any? Hartford? New Haven? Fairfield? Mystic Dim Sum? Any Chinatowns?

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Old 12-23-2007, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Bob

Connecticut cities are too small to have any kind of 'real' Chinatown- Asians basically for the most part live in neighborhoods mixed in with everyone else. Although some towns have seen more Asian Food stores, and restaurants and Asian 'centers' in the last decade.

I am blessed here in Vernon to have several excellent Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese restaurants of exceptional quality.

The Forbidden City on Main Street in Middletown has exceptional Hong Kong Dim Sum in a very upscale dining experience.

In New Canaan Chings Table, on Main Street is said to have fine Dim Sum

In Farmington China Pan has been called 'excellent' by the Hartford Courant and has Dim Sum.

In New Haven, The York Street Noodle house near Yale has very good and cheap Dim Sum. Also Chow, Dim Sum and Wine Bar on Chapel Street.

Shangri-Lee in Cheshire has been said to have great Dim Sum


just a few-hope this helps.......

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Old 12-23-2007, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
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Thanks. I am bringing out the family and thought I would have to go all the way to Manhattan or up to Boston for dim sum.
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Old 12-24-2007, 12:54 PM
 
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Here is an interesting article from 2003 about the large amount of Asians moving/working in eastern CT.

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpag...pagewanted=all

I live in a neighborhood in Brooklyn that is very close to Sunset Park(Brooklyn's Chinatown) and there are several buslines that run everyday directly to Foxwoods/Mohegan Sun. According to the article there are many Chinese that work in casinos during the week, sleep in boarding houses, and return to NYC for their days off. A relative of mine was working at the casino recently and befriended two Chinese gentleman that worked as waiters in Boston during lunchtime and then would drive to the Casino to work as blackjack dealers at night.

I would imagine that four years later there would be some restaurants and markets to service that community.

One of the casinos is creating a food court filled with different Asian cuisines. The rumor is that it is going to be very good.
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Old 12-25-2007, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Plant City, Florida
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I am having a hard time understanding this tread... What is a Dim Sum??

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Old 12-25-2007, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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I am having a hard time understanding this tread...what is a Dim Sum?

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From Wikipedia:

Dim sum is the name for a Chinese cuisine which involves a wide range of light dishes served alongside Chinese tea. It can include dishes based on meat, seafood, vegetables, as well as desserts and fruit. The various items are usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate. Yum cha (literally "tea drinking") is the actual term used to describe the dining session, especially in contemporary Cantonese.
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Old 12-25-2007, 09:32 PM
 
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Kinda like Chinese tapas or mezze.
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Old 12-26-2007, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Plant City, Florida
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Thanks ... i understand now.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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From Wikipedia:

Dim sum is the name for a Chinese cuisine which involves a wide range of light dishes served alongside Chinese tea. It can include dishes based on meat, seafood, vegetables, as well as desserts and fruit. The various items are usually served in a small steamer basket or on a small plate. Yum cha (literally "tea drinking") is the actual term used to describe the dining session, especially in contemporary Cantonese.
Take it from someone who moved here from Hong Kong - "yum cha" at a good restaurant is something worth experiencing. From steamed, stir fried & roasted meats & veggies to absolutely heavenly desserts (I still miss the fried ice cream), a goood meal can last over a couple of hours, involving anywhere upto a dozen people (often more). A truly gifted dim sum chef is hard to find, but if you hear of one, I'd suggest visiting his/her establishment & ordering the Cantonese "Siu Long Pao"... then wait for your tastebuds to go ballistic!
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Old 01-03-2008, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Review today of the Chow Dim Sum Wine Bar, in New Haven.

Dim Sum Glory Is Near -- Courant.com
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