Another weekend gone by with another dim sum outing, this time at an unassuming 2nd floor restaurant in Chinatown. We came in the late afternoon so naturally few tables were occupied. The floor to ceiling mirrors on one wall had me think the space was larger than it was and the not so tidy and worn furniture spoke authenticity all the way.
Apparently they are the traditional cart service but instead we had to order off the menu I'd imagine due to our late dining time. Menu is small but the usuals can be found. Shrimp dumplings were good but the chicken feet, actually a little bland for chicken feet was average as was the beef rice roll while the best dishes were the bean curd filled with minced pork and beef stomach. The harder to find spring rolls with minced pork and shrimp were quite good despite the fact they re-fried them. Portions are ample and my gf and I came out filled to the brim.
The waitress pushing the lone cart on the floor really tried to push us with the day's leftovers but otherwise the service was basic at best. I imagine this restaurant attracts a lot of english speaking patrons as they mix english and native tongue together so folks worried needn't be.
Garden Villa brings back some of the old taste I remember eons ago.