Get Your Dim-Sum Fix In Brooklyn At This Giant Festive Restaurant
If you need a dim sum fix but don’t want to fight the crowds in Chinatown, head to Bamboo Garden in Dyker Heights. Similar to the palace-style dining rooms downtown, this restaurant serves up Chinese food in an elegant setting with plush carpets, gold art, and white tablecloth-draped tables. They have Cantonese banquet hall entrees for dinner and an impressive seafood selection, but the real star is their dim sum service. After sharing a few plates of crispy duck bao, pork buns, and shrimp dumplings, you’ll be ready to curl up in a steamer basket and nap among the egg tarts. Tables are communal, so make it a triple date or prepare to make friends.
After a lap or two around nearby Leif Ericson Park, make your way to Kulu Desserts. This spot is small but vibrant, with bright red tables and giant black and white photographs lining the walls. Along with an extensive selection of smoothies, they have crispy and golden bubble waffles loaded with fruit, ice cream, or more unusual flavors like matcha and sesame. Try the durian pudding if you’re feeling adventurous.
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