- Cuisines: Asian, Chinese
NileGuide Expert Says:
The hakao - shrimp-filled dumplings - and other standbys have made HSF a reliable dim sum option for Chinatown families and visitors since 1972.
NileGuide Expert tip:
HSF only accepts cash.
- The Scene
There's a certain locomotive element here as all the dim sum carts go whizzing by. Small parties must share a table with others (it's not negotiable), and the freshest foods circulate before 3pm.
HSF offers all the dim sum favorites, such as pork buns, shumai dumplings and sweet egg custard pastries, as well as fried turnip cakes, shrimp balls and freshly braised vegetables. The steamed offerings are fresh and filling--try the shrimp rice noodles. The fried dishes, such as egg rolls and garlic pork dumplings, can be a bit too greasy. Dim sum is served here until 4pm, Monday through Friday, but menu items, including some unorthodox choices such as open skillet-cooked scallops, chive-infused dumpling varieties and dense, rich coconut pudding cubes, are also available. Or you can pick a live lobster from the tanks and have it cooked within minutes.
- Dim Sum 2007