But once inside, the dim sum plates come fast and furious.
All that dining space means that Capital Seafood still features pushcart-style dim sum. Most of the basic small dishes are only $2.08, slightly more on weekends.
We started off with some shrimp rice noodles.
And siu mai (Chinese meatball dumplings).
Hak gow (Chinese shrimp dumplings). Two orders please.
Pork spare ribs in black bean sauce.
Mushrooms wrapped in bean curd.
Lo bak guo (Chinese turnip cakes), in the bottom left).
And we finished off with chrysanthemum tea jelly for dessert.
The total for the three of us was $30, including tip. Can't beat old school dim sum bargains.
Happy New Year everyone!
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
King Hua Restaurant (Dim Sum) - Alhambra
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
Yum Cha Cafe - San Gabriel
Capital Seafood Chinese Restaurant
755 W. Garvey Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Monday to Friday 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
1 year ago today, Canh O/Kho Qua Nhoi Thit (Vietnamese Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup).
2 years ago today, Pearl Chinese Cuisine (Wedding Banquet) - San Diego.
3 years ago today, frog fallopian tubes, tortoise shell jelly, and knife-cut noodles at Tasty - San Gabriel.
4 years ago today, for those of you with New Year's resolutions to "exercise more," photos of people exercising around Ho Hoan Kiem (Returned Sword Lake) in Hanoi, Vietnam.