Chinese in Pilsen & Near South Side

Though better sit-down dinner experiences in Chinatown are abundant, the draw here is the excellent dim sum. Small plates of char siu bao (barbecued pork buns), shrimp-filled rice noodles, egg custards and other popular vitals roll around the dining room in a seemingly endless parade of carts. Dishes average around $4 per plate.

The language barrier can be an issue, so keep in mind that if it looks like chicken feet, it probably is.