Tired of the lackluster roast pork and roast duck at Sam Woo BBQ - Alhambra and looking for alternatives, I checked out Capital Dim Sum & BBQ in Monterey Park last summer.
Capital Dim Sum & BBQ, serves the same dim sum as Capital Seafood Chinese Restaurant, but is a separate take-out shop next to Wing Hop Fung.
The roast pork, $8.10 per pound, had crispy skin and juicy meat. During a recent craving, the roast pork here totally hit the spot. I ordered 1/4 pound from Sam Woo later and it was sad in comparison. I swear, it seems like Sam Woo removes the crispy skin from my order because I barely had any.
The Char Siu/Xa Xiu (Chinese/Vietnamese Barbecued Pork), $6.75 per pound, is nice and juicy too.
This barbecue shop also has char siu ribs, which I don't find too often.
The roast duck is $8.95 for half, or $16.50 for a whole. Slightly sweet, honey glaze. Moist and delicious.
The dim sum items are limited to the basics but ranging from $1.90 to $2.80, there's not room for complaint. The barbecued pork buns, chicken feet, and steamed spare ribs were all $1.90 each. The chicken feet had black bean sauce and boiled peanuts on the bottom. The spare ribs had steamed pumpkin pieces. For $1.90! The shrimp har gow were $2.80.
Shrimp rice noodle, $2.80; taro dumplings, $2.80; egg tarts, $1.90; and bean curd roll with mushroom, $2.80.
After 3 p.m., whatever dim sum items that are left are discounted. Sometimes when I'm just picking up some roast pork, I'll get a barbecued pork bun or two for 50 cents each.
Sesame balls for dessert, $1.90.
I go here when I get a craving for just a few dim sum items, without wanting to go through the whole bother of dining out. Or for crispy and juicy roast pork and roast duck.
Other BBQ to-go places:
Sam Woo BBQ - Alhambra
Seaworld Seafood Restaurant BBQ & Dim Sum To Go - Rosemead
Yum Cha Cafe - San Gabriel
Capital Dim Sum & BBQ
727 W. Garvey Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754-2707
1 year ago today, Pine Country Restaurant - Williams - Arizona.
2 years ago today, frozen yogurt at Silver Spoon - Alhambra.
3 years ago today, Kefta Kebabs (Middle Eastern Ground Meat Kebabs).