In Cantonese culture, dim sum is a familial pastime that many families gather for once a week. In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Park Slope, there are a slew of Chinese restaurants at which diners from all cultures can imitate this tradition. If you’re looking for an authentic experience with high satisfaction potential, here a few places where you can either sit for dim sum or take out classic dishes for your own feast.
A take-out spin on dim sum might defeat the purpose of the meal for some, but nice weather is coming and there are several atmospheric spots where you can share traditional dim sum favorites with your friends or family. Broccoli with black bean sauce, broccoli with garlic sauce, stir-fried bok choy, chow fun, and steamed dumplings are some of the items you can try during a dim sum meal from C and Y Chinese.
C and Y Chinese
399 5th Avenue
Chance isn’t located in Park Slope, but it’s close enough. The restaurant is within walking distance of NU Hotel Brooklyn and has space for a traditional sit-down dim sum feast. Chance has a large selection of dim sum dishes that includes roast pork buns, steamed shrimp dumplings, and chicken shu mai.
Chance Asian Bistro and Bar
223 Smith Street
Fresh veggies, hearty dumplings, and savory wonton soup make Hunan Delight another good option for Park Slope dim sum. If you like egg-fried rice, be sure to try their generous portion.
752 Union Street
Mr Wonton specializes in Chinese comfort food. For dim sum, you might consider barbecue spare ribs, pork-and-veggie dumplings, and hot-and-sour soup. Mr Wonton is also a good option when looking for affordable lunch or dinner near Prospect Park.
73 7th Avenue
New China Walk only has a couple of tables. So if you wish to sit and create your own dim sum experience here, arrive early. The egg rolls, lo mein, and shrimp dumplings garner some of the best reviews from this Park Slope restaurant. Located on the northwest fringe of Park Slope, New China Wok is a 15-minute walk from NU Hotel Brooklyn.
New China Wok Chinese Kitchen
57 4th Ave.
Unless you hail from a large urban area or have Cantonese heritage, dim sum might be a fairly new concept to you. If you’re fortunate enough to have one of your first dim sum feasts at one of these Brooklyn restaurants, the bar will be set high. Hopefully you’ll find a place to carry on the tradition back home. If not, at least you know there’s a world of delicious dim sum in the vicinity for your next visit to the NU Hotel Brooklyn.