Monday, November 2, 2009

Dean Sin World

After reading about this place and seeing all of the positive reviews, I was excited to finally try it out.

The place is very small, it seats maybe 12-15 people, max. They specialize in Northern Chinese dishes which are mainly dough based. So you will find the standard potstickers, wonton soup and green onion pancakes. But I was there to try the Shen Jian Bao (pan fried buns), argued to be the best in SGV. We ordered two orders of the pan fried buns, eight come in an order. The buns were served screaming hot, the bottoms were crispy and the dough had a great texture sprinkled with black sesame seeds. The filling was okay, but there could have been a bit more. Overall, the buns were good, but I'm not sure they were the best.

We also ordered a variety of baked pastries that just came out of the oven. One was filled with ground pork, another was filled with green onions and they gave us a complimentary sesame filled pastry. The pork filled pastry was great, the filling was similar to the filling used in the pan fried dumplings, but the ratio was much better.

The staff is very friendly, the prices are reasonable considering the work involved with making these items. We talked to one of the owners about the handmade filling she used for the sesame pastry and she told us everything was made from scratch.

I'm looking forward to trying out the wonton soup and the xlb.

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