Most of the dim sum dishes cost between $2.90 to $4.90. They are part of the regular menu, but I wanted to keep the dim sum items on a separate post.
The simply named curry turnip for $2.90 was a large plate of pan-fried turnip cake with egg and scallions, lightly dusted with curry powder. The first time I had this was amazing. Just light, crispy, and the curry gave it a new dimension. The second time, though, the turnip cake wasn't so fresh and tasted a bit sour. But lil' sis and her best friend didn't seem to mind so we kept the plate instead of sending it back.
The har gow (Chinese shrimp dumplings) $2.90 were only supposed to have four pieces, but we got five. Score!
Shu mai (Chinese meatballs) $2.90.
Tangerine peel fish balls $3.90. The tangerine peel flavor and aroma were pretty strong. The fish balls weren't greasy at all. Light and crispy.
The most expensive dim sum item were the steamed soup dumplings, $4.90 for eight pieces.
A pretty decent amount of soup. The skins weren't too thin, but not too thick either.
Pan-fried dumplings $2.90. Juicy, crispy edges, freshly pan-fried.
Steamed chicken feet $2.90. The chicken feet skin wasn't fall-off-the-bone like at dim sum restaurants. This was a more rustic, homey version.
Pork buns $2.90 were a little dry. Probably my least-favorite item.
While I wouldn't go here specifically for the dim sum, it's a nice option to have when I'm already dining here. You can see the Bon Marche Bistro/B Village Cuisine's regular menu on my previous post.
February 4, 2012 update:
Bon Marche Bistro/B Village Cuisine is now closed. :(
Other dim sum restaurant posts:
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
Bon Marche Bistro/B Village Cuisine
331 W Garvey Ave., Ste. D
Monterey Park, CA 91754
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
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