Daintiest dim sum—champ - 2006
Oriental Food Restaurant - CLOSED
The question that I'm most frequently asked is, "Where can I find decent dim sum?" For the last decade, I've shaken my head sadly, and sent people to half-satisfactory places in Flushing and Sunset Park, but now great sum has returned to Manhattan with the recent debut of the bizarrely named Oriental Food Restaurant. One specialty is char sui soo, brown flaky pastries loaded with pork that are salty and sweet simultaneously, while another is the diaphanous rice noodles stuffed with jumbo shrimp and rolled like enchiladas. Try to arrive before 1 p.m. for the best selection.