Friday, July 23, 2010

Red Pearl's Hong Kong Dim Sum Starting Aug. 15

The new Red Pearl in Columbia will kick off dim sum service on Sunday, August 15, according to a sign photographed by Kristin.

The Red Pearl opened in May near the Columbia mall in the location where Jesse Wong's Hong Kong formerly served dim sum.

Based on the sign, it looks like the new dim sum will be the same southern Chinese style.  We'll have to see how it compares to Asian Court in Ellicott City, which has carts on the weekend and terrific dim sum off a menu for weekday lunches.

Click here for my 2010 write-up of Chinese restaurants in Howard County.

7 comments:

K8teebug said...

awesome!

theminx said...

Good to know - thanks!

Kristi said...

After I took the picture, someone walked up and said how exciting it will be when another dim sum place opens and that they look forward to not driving all the way to Silver Spring for Oriental East. I told them that Ellicott City had a few good places but they didn't agree. So hopefully Red Pearl will be as good as the others.

Sarah said...

We went to Red Pearl on Friday and were pleased with their Sichuan menu. Looking forward to more from them.

Clayton said...

Just walked by Red Pearl today and noticed a sign welcoming the new dim sum chef. After dining at RP a couple of times and being very impressed, I tried them for take-out last weekend. Something as basic as egg rolls and General Tso's chicken along with optional brown rice was still superior to the same at other places I know. (Red Pearl's General Tso's chicken truly outranks the Colonel's! ;>) )

Terpfan said...

Went there this week and overheard the owner/chef (David?) talking to another customer saying that he was in process of hiring a chef. It seems from the conversation that he was burning candles at both ends to make it right to start with. He also stated that the dim sum guy would be the same one who was at Jesse Wong's previously. Whether that is good or bad, I don't know because I never had dim sum there.

Finally and probably most importantly, I really enjoyed the food. I thought it was the best Chinese food in Columbia in a long time. We will be going back.

Anonymous said...

My wife and I were there on the 15th. We waited about 10 minutes for a table. The food and service was really slow, but I guess to be expected on Day 1. The food was about on par with what was here in the JWHK days, and certainly much better than Asian Garden.