Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jade Garden in Hartsdale

I'm on a new restaurant kick! I'd been craving Dim Sum for 2 months so I declared yesterday Dim Sum day at Jade Garden! I went with Ed, my mom, my bro, and his lady.

The only other dim sum place that I can compare it to is Central Seafood because that's where my family and I go for Dim Sum. They had all the items that Central Seafood, and it was helpful that they had a visual menu so that we didn't forget anything!

Here's what we got:

Leek Dumplings... My favorite dumpling ever... The filling was good. It had little shrimp in it too. Unfortunately, this was my least favorite out of the other dumplings because it was too doughy :-( THe one's at Central Seafood are MUCH better!

Xiaolongbao (AKA Soup Dumplings)... OMG these were amazing! We haven't had good soup dumplings in so long because the one's at Central Seafood are dry and not-soupy at all!

Sticky Rice... I don't eat this because it fills me up too much, but the other diners said it was good.

Squid with Vegetables... Very good! The squid was soft and not rubbery (which is always a good thing)! The sauce was like an oyster sauce like Chicken with Broccoli. Also, the squid had a very grilled flavor... it was really good!

Pork Bun... I'm not a fan of these to begin with so... yeah.

Vegetable Dumplings... I found it unusual to find corn in these! But they were reallly good!

Shrimp Noodle Rolls... These were good as well, but nothing really different from Central Seafood.

Pork Shumai... Uhmmm super yum! These were super juicy!

Spring Rolls... I never get spring rolls, but my brother is a huge fan so we got them. And I tasted it and it was really good... especially the filling. My brother proclaimed that he "loved" them!

Bean Curd Skin with Pork and Bamboo Shoots... This was actually one of my favorites. The one's I have at Central Seafood don't have that much filling (if they do at all), so I really like these here.

Fried Taro Puffs.... Oh man!!! These were one of the highlights as well! I mean look at the lightness and crispiness of that thin shell! The outside was very different from the one's at Central Seafood. These were lighter and crispier and didn't have that "panko" crust to it. And the insides were so creamy!!

Noodle Soup with Pork and Zasai... It's been so long having noodle soup as well! And these were great! Thick noodles and a really awesome soup! It also had red and green bell peppers in it which was kinda like... I dunno, not Chinese dish-like. But whatever, the dish was so good!

And finally this place does it up. It ain't just fortune cookies you get with your check...

They thank you with the sweetest oranges!

Jade Garden
156 S. Central Ave.
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Phone: 914-288-0081


Amanda said...

I can't wait to go back here. The food was so yummy!! And the tea was also delicious. I want soup dumplings and taro puffs!!!!! OMNOMNOM

Charles said...

Have you tried Aberdeen in white plains. I prefer going the,

Charles said...

I meant to end my comment with "there" and also, i guess it helps to provide an address, so here it is..

Aberdeen Seafood & Dim Sum
3 Barker Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
(914) 288-0188

Miki said...

I have never been to Aberdeen but everyone tells me to go! I will get there someday :-)