After meeting up at Woodlands Indian Cuisine - Little India (Artesia) and Miga Korean BBQ Restaurant - Rowland Heights, we decided to do it again at Top Island Seafood Restaurant in Alhambra for dim sum. Mainly because every (?) almost every (?) dim sum item is about $2, not the tiered pricing structure at other restaurants.
I guess that flat pricing system works because we waited for about an hour before getting a table.
Joining me were UnHipLA, Henry Chan's Food Videos and a several people from Biggest Menu. Another thumbs up again for the dim sum here.
We got the usual assortment of shrimp dumplings, sticky rice in lotus leaf, spare ribs, barbecued pork buns, etc.
Eggplant with shrimp paste.
Chicken feet too, of course. And various rice noodle wraps.
Top Island has one of the earliest opening hours of dim sum that I can think of -- 7:30 a.m. That came in handy when my high school friend was in town and needed to be on the road by 9 a.m.
Other dim sum restaurant posts:
Bon Marche Bistro/B Village Cuisine (Dim Sum) - Monterey Park
Capital Dim Sum & BBQ - Monterey Park
CBS Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Los Angeles (Chinatown)
Dim Sum Express - Monterey Park
Elite Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Monterey Park
Full House Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Arcadia
Lunasia Chinese Cuisine (Dim Sum) - Alhambra
NBC Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Monterey Park
Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Monterey Park
Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Rosemead
Seaworld Seafood Restaurant BBQ & Dim Sum To Go - Rosemead
Yum Cha Cafe - San Gabriel
Top Island Seafood Restaurant
740 E. Valley Blvd.
Alhambra, CA 91801