The price and overall dining satisfaction. Each dish were priced just about right; between $1.50 to $3.50 per item. We had unlimited amounts of water and tea, but you had to hunt down a server to bring the beverages. The best way to dine is obviously with a large group of people, because you can take advantage of ordering copious amounts of food from a wide variety of selections. Overall, I was pretty satisfied with dining at NBC Seafood. I still can’t get enough of their yummy dim sum.
Dim Sum dining at NBC Seafood Restaurant
Can’t get enough Dim Sum? NBC Seafood Restaurant in Monterey Park has pretty darn good Dim Sum for all you Foodies who just can’t get enough of it.
The ritual. Dim Sum for brunch on a Sunday morning is like heaven to me. I look forward to eating dim sum brunch with a ton of my foodie friends, because preparing to eat at a dim sum restaurant is a ritual activity. First of all, Foodies (myself included) will spend a good portion of their morning making sure that they don’t eat breakfast. Some Foodies go as far as to not eat dinner the night before. Because if we do eat breakfast or dinner, we’ll end up ruining our appetite for the best meal of the day.
The sauces. A Foodie is particular with availability of sauces at a Dim Sum restaurant. Is there Soy Sauce, vinegar, red chili sauce, etc? If the sauces are not at the table before we sit down, the first thing that we always ask a Server is to bring the sauces. Unfortunately language barriers get in the way, so a Server usually brings like one tiny bowl of red chili sauce for the whole entire table to share. I suggest that you always tell your server how many red chili sauces you want for each person at the table. It seems that numbers works well when communicating your needs at a Dim Sum restaurant.
The exotic dishes. My favorite dim sum item at NBC Seafood were the Chicken Feet. They do a good job making with this exotic delicacy. However, we never would have been offered Chicken Feet, because the majority of my Foodie friends were an eclectic mix of diversity throughout the Los Angeles area. Lucky for us, it took all of us to convince our Server that we wanted Chicken Feet and we were not afraid to eat it. At first she gave us bewildered look, but after speaking to a few other Servers, she was finally convinced that we were a brave group of adventurous Foodies who were serious about eating Chicken Feet.
The seating arrangements. At NBC Seafood, there are a lot of dim sum items to choose from the moving carts. So don’t worry if you spend too much time at one cart, because there are more to come almost every 7 – 10 minutes. I would worry about the seating arrangements, because this establishment has a tendency to cram 14 people on one extra large table. My foodie buddies and I spent a good two hours of dining bumping each other with our elbows and knees. I found the whole situation a silly for about 15 minutes after that it became annoying. However, a tiny annoyance was nothing compared to the delicious dim sum feast that my Foodie friends and I had.