Although I know better, due to a late night before, I arrived at Pelican at noon on a hot sunny Saturday.
The place was already packed, with a queue of 8 ppl at the door. As per usual at dim sum it was a bit if a circus, took a few mins to figure out who to give our name to to get seated. There were only 2 of us but we were seated in about 15 mins.
Card service is in use here at Pelican, and we promptly filled our card out and waited. And waited. It took at least 10 minutes for somone to take our card. Our server was a bit baffled by the fact that I was ordering in Cantonese and when she walked away I could tell that the Lo Mai Gai that I asked for would likely not materialze and I'd be getting a surprise.
Food came out very quickly much to my relief. The char siu bao, siu mai and har gow were solid. In the outstading category, I'm placing the char siu sou which was flaky and fresh and ot greasy at all. The xiao long bao were amazing! Big and juicy - I couldn't get enough!
Ambience was typical, large restaurant and frenetic service, washrooms were very clean and I eve got a smile or two out of the servers. For those that have said the servers were rude, just remember that a little Cantonese goes a long way. If you expect politeness, you should be sending it out first!
Price was decent, dim sum for 2 with "da bow" to take home for each of us came to jsut over 30.00. Would I go back? Probably not. Nothing wrong with this place, but Jade Dynasty is my favourite and the ladies there are fantastic - what can I say? I've been spoiled. Go early (before 11 am) if you do go.