I have to thank my mother-in-law for recommending this fine eatery. She had been with some friends and really liked it. When she suggested it I remembered having read a few reviews about it so obviously I was interested. So my wife, son, mother in law, and I set off on a Saturday evening to eat there and try some of their Dim Sum.
Walking in I was completely impressed by the size of the place. They have plenty of seating with very high ceilings making it seem very spacious. The have some beautiful artwork on the walls. Once seated I glanced over and saw a picture featuring a woman (I assume an owner) with Emeril Lagasse. I’m not sure why but this made me pretty excited. I will tell you now that I really enjoyed my experience there so bear with me because this post will contain plenty of pictures.
The dim sum menu (pictured above) was full of some great food. We were pretty hungry and knew ahead of time we would have some leftovers so we ordered a lot. We ordered the following from the dim sum menu: Steamed Pork Bun, Chicken Feet, Shrimp & Chive Dumpling, Hong Kong Style Egg Roll, and Fried Eggplant stuff with Shrimp. For entree menus they have two. They have their usual Americanized Chinese menu. (Don’t even bother) They also have the Authentic Chinese Cuisine menu. (Please ask for this one if they don’t give it to you.) From this menu we ordered the Crispy Prawn with Spicy Salt, Salted Fish Fried Rice, and the House Combo Noodles.
(Fried eggplant stuffed with shrimp)
(Steamed pork buns)
(Dumplings with shrimp and chive)
Everything, I mean everything, was exceptional. The one thing I failed to get a decent pic of was the Hongkong Style Egg Roll. I truly regret this because it is by far the best egg roll I have ever eaten. I mean it. It was stuffed with shrimp and I admit I hogged it and ate three. It was phenomenal.
Here are the pics from our entrees. Each was exceptional. The prawns come with the heads on. (if that’s your thing) I also would encourage you to get a bite of jalepeno with the shrimp. (Makes it even better in my opinion.)
The house noodles came with large egg noodles. It had beautiful pieces of bok choi, and other vegatables. It had beef, pork, shrimp, and chicken. Just completely delicious.
The salted fish fried rice is not for beginners. It does have a faint fishy smell, but please believe me it is worth it. I have had this at New Asia in Germantown. I thought it was just as good, if not better, than New Asia. It had nice salty pieces of fish and it’s superb.
I told you there would be lots of pics! As you could probably tell I loved this place. All this food with a tip was just over $70. Not bad at all if you ask me. Although I’m not in that area very often I will definately make sure I find an excuse to head over there soon. Did I mention they have Bubble Tea???!!!??? If you haven’t ever tried bubble tea then nothing I can say will do it justice. The “bubbles” area actually tapioca pearls. It can be made in a combination of my fruilt flavors or even red bean….if that’s your thing. Unfortunately they were out of tapioca pearls when we went and trust me it just isn’t the same without it. Asian Palace has just made it to the top of my list for Authentic Asian restaurants anywhere!