Joy Luck Palace, New York City, 5/21/17

exterior
exterior

The Joy Luck Palace is a huge dim sum restaurant.   It was very crowded with a waiting area full of people.  Also people were coming through to pick up orders of take out food.  Tables for 2 are often shared as was ours, with 2 older gentlemen.  There is no soy sauce, vinegar or hot sauce on the table.  Service is by cart and is fairly impersonal.  The place got some hype on the internet and was certainly well patronized but overall the offerings were bland and tasteless.  We left most of it on the table.  Below are pictures of the things we got.  The custard bun had gotten a lot of mention as it is known to squirt out the end.  I did not find that the case as the interior was mostly solidified and yucky.  It was a disappointing sweet entry.

exterior
exterior
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interior
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interior
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take out counter
seafood tanks
seafood tanks
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seafood ball
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soup dumplings
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egg custard bun
inside
inside
Frankie tried to find room
Frankie tried to find room on the half table
greens
greens
eggplant
eggplant stuffed with shrimp
sui mai
shaomai- dumplings with pork and shrimp
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shrimp and leek dumpling
Frankie's always trying to make friends
Frankie’s always trying to make friends

2 thoughts on “Joy Luck Palace, New York City, 5/21/17

  1. Helen, sorry that the food was so disappointing, the place does look really crowded, but I guess there are a lot that do! Sorry to hear it did not meet expectations. Love the entry and the blog and the pictures, though. Frankie is fearless when he makes friends, huh?
    Dana Samuelson

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    1. Dana, it’s sad to give a place a poor review but for every good you also find a dud! That’s part of the fun I think and makes the good ones seem even better. Thanks for reading! You’re the best!

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