Dim Sum restaurants in Boston
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Emperor’s Garden (or Empire Garden, or whatever it is called) is one of a handful of places that are recommended for dim sum. This massive space was converted from an old theater, and now it is a vast dingy dining room that gets packed with Chinese patrons, feasting on pork buns and shrimp dumplings. If your Cantonese is not up to snuff, use the point-and-choose method (that’s what the carts are for).
The dull roar at China Pearl (the sound of a restaurant packed with patrons) is a good indication that this place is the best of the bunch for dim sum. Choose your treats as the carts cruise past your table or – if you don’t know what’s what – copy the Chinese people at the next table.