Restaurant: Dean Sin World
Location: 306 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754. (626) 571-0636
Date: December 8, 2017
Cuisine: Chinese Bakery
Rating: So OG
One of my friends wanted some Chinese pastries to take home for an event later in the evening so we got a referral to a “takeout pastry place.” Little did we know it would be the most old school spot imaginable.
Check out this frontage. It can’t even decide if it’s Tastito or Dean Sin World. And what the hell is a Dean Sin? And why is it a world? They get a B, which is impressive given the kitchen. Apparently though “dean sin” is Mandarin for dim sum.
The nice owner was proud to show off the (scary) kitchen. There were vats of pink goo (I think red bean paste) on the floor. The health department doesn’t let you keep pots of food on the floor (because of vermin), but I don’t think Dean Sin cares.
An experience to be sure. Apparently they make real hot food here too if you order it. I’m not sure I’m brave enough.