Waking up on the first day of the lunar new year with a hankerin' for Chinese isn't ideal. While we managed to avoid that craving the night before, when no doubt every good Chinese restaurant was packed with people celebrating, we woke up with dim sum on the brain, and Ridgewood's Dim Sum Dynasty seemed like a good a spot as any to get a quick dim sum lunch. In fact, their dim sum is quite good, especially when you consider that it's in the middle of Ridgewood. We thought we might be able to sneak an early lunch in, and, you know, beat the crowds.
We were wrong. Apparently lots of other people know about their dim sum, as there was a 20 minute wait for a table...at 11.30 am.
We soldiered on and waited for our table, avoiding rolling steam carts and crawling small children, and were treated to some pretty damned good food. This is just a quick note to remind you and me to get down there for dim sum more often, but preferably not on Chinese New Year.
A bun with stuff in it
Chive (and shrimp?)
Duck (this was great)
Lobster with ginger and scallion
Dim Sum Dynasty : 75 Frankling Ave : Ridgewood, NJ : BYOB