In our constant search for proper Asian food, we finally went to the Chinese restaurant that is supposed to be the most authentic on the island which is also conveniently located across the street to the only Asian grocery in San Juan.
We went for Sunday dim sum and were pleasantly surprised to enter a bright restaurant filled with large Chinese families having lunch - a good sign. We ordered a few dim sum items from the typical large menu along with a few a la carte dishes.
The dim sum came piping hot in the standard metal containers - har gao (prawn dumplings), siu mai (pork siumai), char siu bao (roast pork buns) which were quite good. We noticed that the other tables had some cheung fun (flat rice noodles filled with either meat or seafood) which wasn't on the menu but which we'll try on our next visit. We also had the salt and pepper squid - a classic salty, spicy and crunchy Chinese dish, sesame chicken which was overly sweet, delicious crispy fried noodles with vegetables and egg fried rice. All in all a decent meal and a good discovery. After lunch, we went over to the Asian grocery to have a look at what they have available then walked over to the Condado Sunday market.
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