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.
Anyway, inside barely looks like a store. But it’s actually a restaurant (with two 2 tops)!
The menu is on the white board.
We got some of everything. There was red bean, pork, crab and stuff. Sesame bun. Who knows what else. The pork was good but DENSE. The crab and stuff was strange but kinda good.
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.
Out in the main room a fridge of mystery.
And why is this in the dining room? What is it? Costco table.Cool ceiling panel!
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.