Dim sum, its been quite awhile since our last experience.
Searching via yelp and google for Rowland Heights area Dim Sum led us to Seafood Village in Rowland Heights located in a strip mall along with TS Emporium, there is not adequate parking here. In fact arriving 11:30 AM on Fourth of July weekend, I had to park further up by Omni Bank. For a party of two we had to wait 20 minutes, I could only imagine how long the wait would have been for a larger party. Inside they packed people in like sardines, a max capacity rating of 250+ inside. On first coming in, you notice a conspicuous absence of elderly Chinese ladies pushing carts around.
Dim sum here is a little on the expensive side, on weekends 2.38 a dish for the cheapest ones, which include most of your favorites.
What did we choose?
#1. Pork Buns- 3 came in the steaming tray, these were similar to any other dim sum place, solid performance, fluffy outside and meat inside warm and well done, slightly over salty. 3/5 stars
#2. Pork and Mushroom Shumai - they called these Dumplings, these were again solid 3.5/5 stars
#3 Bean Curd - Excellent stuffed with ... oh I don't remember what it was stuffed with, but it was good, juicy, tofu skin with a taut texture 4.5/5 stars
#4 Fried (dumpling) - good stuff here, fried perfectly, texture done well, 4/5 stars
#5 Fried (almost tempura like) seaweed with fish and shrimp inside - this was by fat the star of the show, if we ordered 7 of these instead of everything else, I still would have been happy. 5/5 stars
#6 Beef Hargow - this was average, I must prefer shrimp, but we had a lot of seafood already on our plate, the noodle wrap is excellent, the meat inside cooked well also 3.5/5 stars
#7 Onion Pancakes - I'm usually not a fan of onion pancakes because they consist of too much and too strong onions, but this one was actually edible for me, 4/5 stars
#8 Mango Pudding - this one has condensed milk, taste was good, texture perfect, 4/5 stars
#9 Veggies (Chinese Brocolli in oyster sauce) - too salty and too pricy, really? 4 dollars for any main veggie dishes and on top of that portion is small
Overall a pleasurable experience, a solid 4/5 stars getting docked a bit on price.