Dim Sum Date in Boston for Valentine's Day

I can't think of a better way to spend Valentine's Day or any weekend than with some traditional Chinese (Cantonese) Dim Sum!

As someone who has tried many of the Dim Sum restaurants in Boston, I have some tips on where to go: 

First of all, always go with friends. Rarely do I see someone eating Dim Sum by alone; also, it is a nice way to catch up with friends, or that special someone.

Second, you must go especially if you’ve never tried it before. Dim Sum is definitely for the daring and many are intimidated to try it, but taking a step outside of your comfort zone. Trying new foods makes for special memories to hold onto by sharing food with the ones you love.

Two Places for Dim Sum include…

1) Winsor Dim Sum Café: Starts 9am

Pros: Cheap, wide variety, good service, checklist-style menu

Cons: You will have to wait for a table, you may be sharing the table with strangers- don’t be scared, it happens in China.


2) Hei La Moon Restaurant: 8:30am-3pm

Pros: Lots of seating, wide variety, roving carts with small plates. You see food and if appeal to your senses, you should try it! 

Cons: Pricier, sometimes the people pushing the carts are quick to get to next table and do not have a great attitude.

Their full menu can be found here: http://www.heilamoon.com/menu_dim_sum.html

Other Places:


Tea: They will ask when you sit down

Get Chrysanthemum.

My favorite dishes you should try:

Shrimp Chung Foon

Shrimp Dumplings (Har Gow)


Steam Chicken Feet


Turnip Cakes

Egg Custard Tarts