Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Dim Sum'

Bingo's Dim Sum House: Amherst's Tiny Chinese Delights

If you consider yourself a fan of Chinese food, two little words may change your life if they haven't already: "dim sum," a Cantonese term for "small dishes." In other cities, these special appetizer-sized items are popular enough to fill...

WNY's Worst Food Reviews, Part 1: Buffalo News Cheap Eats

Going forward, Buffalo Chow articles are generally going to be brief. This one's an exception, because the subject is bad food writing in The Buffalo News, and the opinions expressed below are years in the making. What follows is one...

The Last Year: Buffalo Chow Explains Our Hiatus + Return

Personally and professionally, the last year was fantastic. We welcomed our second daughter into the world. Traveled a lot. Lost all the weight we'd put on during Buffalo Chow's initial two-year run. Decided we weren't going to be anonymous restaurant...

Dim Sum At Amherst's Gin Gin: Small Plates, Varying Quality

When we reviewed Gin Gin Chinese Restaurant back in April, we were generally impressed: this wasn't just another takeout-quality Chinese place, but rather a real dining room with a menu that went beyond the confines of Americanized sorta-Chinese food. Obviously,...

NYC Chow: What We Lack From Japan, Vietnam & China

As much as we love Buffalo, we acknowledge its culinary omissions: compared with 15 years ago, the city and suburbs have declined in authentic - underscore authentic - Japanese and Chinese foods, and these days, it's difficult to find a...

Toronto Chow, Part 1: Sky Dragon Dim Sum + Ikea Meatballs

Bored of dining in Western New York? No. We've been on hiatus for a bit as our other site, iLounge.com, published our 2009 iPod + iPhone Buyers' Guide. When a friend came in from out of town, we spent half...

Is Buffalo's Best Chinese Food Now in Canada, at Ming Teh?

At one point, Western New Yorkers didn't need Fort Erie's Chinese restaurants - we just appreciated these places as the closest thing to Toronto's thriving Chinatown we could get without driving further into Canada. Only minutes past the Peace Bridge,...

For Dim Sum, Many Plates at Rochester's Cantonese House

Obsessed as we are with Chinese dim sum - small $2-$3 plates of unique steamed or fried snacks, served on weekends off of special "pick what looks good" carts by roving waitresses until you're stuffed - we're hard-pressed to recommend...

Southeast Asia, Boxed, in Amherst: Ni Hoowa Supermarket

Once the site of a seriously authentic Chinese restaurant - quite possibly the only one in Amherst to offer "frog's legs with foo chow sauce," "assorted sausage bladder skin," "sweet and sour boneless duck hand," and similarly exotic items -...

Peking Garden, or, Why We Quit Dim Sum for a Sandwich

Any fan of Chinese food should know that something's hugely wrong at a local Chinese restaurant when they want to leave mid-meal to grab something at the Subway sandwich shop next door. But that's exactly what happened when we were...

Golden Duck, or, Buffalo's Sad Dim Sum & Mongolian BBQ

Maple Road in Williamsville was formerly home to two notable Chinese restaurants: the impressive, semi-formal Chang's Garden, and the smaller, less pretentious Golden Duck. What Golden Duck lacked in sophistication and floor space, it made up for in menu variety,...

Uncle John's No. 1: Real Dim Sum, Albeit Cramped

The elegant and widely beloved Chinese brunch of small dishes known as dim sum, we believe, was not meant to be served in the small, unkempt corner of a tiny takeout restaurant. Every memory and instinct we have leads us...

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