It might have been 13 degrees F yesterday morning but that didn’t stop me from going to World Tong and having dim sum with a bunch of friends.
Here is an account from a couple of years ago. World Tong is known for its dim sum, the vast majority of which are higher in quality than what you might normally get in Chinatown.
Lacquered pork — Tender shreds of roast pork with wonderfully fatty and crispy skin. A meager portion though, for $12.95.
Crystal vegetable dumplings
Crystal shrimp dumplings
Oyster mushrooms braised with Chinese cabbage and bean curd skin
Eggplant and fried shrimp paste, topped with chile peppers
Sweet rice dumplings stuffed with sesame seeds and sweet black bean paste
Spare rib knuckles, with chile peppers, black beans and vinegar sauce
Congee (rice porridge) with peanuts and conpoy
Green peppers, coated in batter and deep-fried
Fruit cocktail in sweet almond gelatin
Braised enoki mushrooms wrapped in thinly sliced beef
I’m probably missing a few more things. The bill came out to $100 with tax and tip — $20 a person for way too much food. Well worth the effort of schlepping in near-subzero weather though.
World Tong is located at 6202 18th Avenue (62nd Street) in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.