Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dim Sum Cafe Opens in Medford

A new Chinese restaurant has just opened its doors in Medford.

According to their Facebook page, Dim Sum Cafe is now open on Fellsway West (Route 28), with their grand opening being this past Monday. A post on their page says that the dining spot features "delicious dim sum to eat at the comfort of your own home," with a picture showing that the eatery offers Szechuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin fare. Dim Sum Cafe is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week, with hours being 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday through Wednesday, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM Thursday through Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM on Sundays.

The address for this new Chinese restaurant in Medford is: Dim Sum Cafe, 679 Fellsway West, Medford, MA, 02155. Their Facebook page can be found at

Thanks to food writer MC Slim JB for bringing this to our attention (via Chowhound).

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Blogger Jeffrey Yu said...

Avoid at all cost... if you ever had dim sum, this is not the place to try it again. All there dim sum are frozen package that you can buy from any Chinese super market. If you want to trick your customers, at least buy it from places that normal people won't be able to find.
Literally, if you buy an order of shiu mai which cost $7 for 8 pieces at this place (way to much, but if its good, it could be worth the price), you can find one that looks, design and taste the same as the one you buy in Chinatown frozen package dim sum section.. 20 pieces for 4.99. (it has the little dried shrimp on top) Nice profit margin.. Same goes for the shrimp dumpling, which is sold at 8 pieces for $7.75 but at the supermarket it’s again 20 pieces for $4.99. The reason why i know this was because i just brought them from the supermarket the other day and had it, and the taste was horrible. Thanks Dim Sum Cafe for making me pay triple for frozen food that i have to experience again...
I also order BBQ pork bun. This is by far the funniest part of my night. The buns still have the paper on the bottom that says Prime Food/ Me Food. Like really? At least get rid of the sticker. Prime Food (kar kar) is consider one of the most well-known brand for prepackaged frozen food in the supermarket. But they always go on sale, three packages for $10. each package contains 10 buns, thus 30 buns for $10, a avg of .30 a bun. This place charged me four buns for $5. (four buns x .3 = 1.2 cost) Profit this time its four times the cost.
Other items i tried was their bbq pork rice noodle roll and beef rice noodle roll. It was funny as they told me its not like the regular dim sum you get from Chinatown, they modify it. I was intrigue of course, but now i know why. They use plain rice noodle you buy from again PRIME FOOD, and then they put the meat on top of it. Like really??? That's so creative..... not...
In addition i tried their Japanese shui mai, 12 peices for $6. I have to say this is the only food item I order that I felt good about. Almost every restaurant uses frozen prepackage for this item on the menu, so i'm not going to complain about this item on the menu.
Just to conclude, I do not know how this owner (an idiot) would think they can get by with just buying frozen items from a local chinatown supermarket and resale it to customers. At least buy it from a warehouse like AGAR.. its the oldest trick in the book. Again avoid at all cost… this is a disgrace to Chinese food.
(Please note: i only order six things from the menu (totaling a little over $40), and this is not a dim sum restaurant, as the entire menu only contains 15 dim sum items. Everything else is a normal American-Chinese take-out restaurant, thus the name of this place is already deceiving to start with)

12:17 PM  
Blogger barleywino said...

tried the har gau (shrimp dumpling). mostly filler, very tiny amounts of shrimp, skins too thick. didn't even bother eating it. was going to order the bbq pork rice noodle roll but they explained that the rice noodle was not wrapped around the bbq pork so I didn't order them. hopefully their regular menu is better.

2:29 PM  
Blogger steve mclaughlin said...

Very frustrating to order from. I had to repeat my phone number 5 times. 5 times! And repeat every word I said and least 2-3 times. Everybody wanted to try it so I didn't slam the phone down after the 3rd time she asked for my phone number again. Do authentic Chinese people order Chinese food from a place like this? I doubt it. So why don't they hire a person who speaks and understands the English language clearly? I will never order from here again.

6:10 PM  

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