Restaurant: World Seafood Restaurant [1, 2, 3]
Location: 1412 S Garfield Ave. Alhambra, CA 91801. (626) 282-3888
Date: January 27, 2018 and February 7, 2020
Cuisine: Cantonese Chinese
Rating: Elite Dimsum
I last went to World Seafood almost 2 years ago for dim sum but recently one of the Elite managers, Derek, came over to World Seafood and brought with him one of the Elite chefs. Because of the new kitchen and management I’ve decided to write a new from scratch review. Then about 2 years later Yarom, my brother and I hit it up again and it’s still great.
Typical big Cantonese house outside.
Inside a touch of new color encircles the giant Chinese-style banquet hall.
They have a much bigger space than Elite and gave us an elaborate private room.
The menu (1/7/20).
Sauces, including XO sauce on the right.
Spicy crunchy cold cucumbers.
Pork Shui-Mai. Great versions of the classic.
Chicken feet in house sauce. Not my thing, but some like it.
Shrimp and Chinese Chive Dumpling. What’s better than shrimp dumpling? Shrimp with Chive!
Fun guo, or Chaozhou fun guo sometimes spelled fun quor, fun gor, fen guo, Chiu Chow dumpling, Teochew dumpling, or fun kor is a variety of steamed dumpling from the Chaoshan area of coastal eastern Guangdong, a province in Southern China.
Shanghai Style Steamed Bun. We love XLB, and these particular examples were awesome. Nice and delicate and easy to slurp out of the little tins.
Har Gow (Crystal shrimp). Excellent versions of the standard.
Special dumplings with meat, shrimp, and vegetables.
Scallop and shrimp dumplings.
Sea Cucumber Roll. Lettuce leaves filled with pork, shrimp, sea cucumber and topped with masago.
Beef balls. A touch dense.
Tofu wrap. Mostly vegetables and some pork? wrapped in bean curd. Hot and soft and delicious.
Sautéed pea tendrils with garlic. A nice version because lots of garlic.
Sautéd string beans with minced pork. A touch bland, or under salted.
Special shrimp. A lot of good flavor with peanuts and a bit of spice.
Baked chicken bun. Delicious slightly sweet crunchy exterior top filled with chopped seasoned chicken meat.
BBQ Pork Bun. Like a jelly donut, just filled instead with porky goodness!
Fried Meat Dumpling. This was the chewy fried rice coating with sweet ground meat paste inside. I’ve had better versions of these, the filling here was a bit boring.
Crab cream roll. Some bits of crab and maybe cream-cheese deep fried. Much like a crab rangoon. Mayo sauce. Pretty tasty if very fried.
Flakey baked pork bun. The buttery flakey batter around sweet BBQ pork. Really delicious.
Peking duck! We asked and he had — even at lunch! Very nice duck too.
Pan fried shrimp and scallion cake. I had these in Fuijian province. Really delicious and very greasy (in a good way).
Preserved meat crepe. Chewy and bland.
Green onion rice noodle. Bland.
Fried shrimp rice noodle. Excellent.
Sticky rice with chicken in lotus leaf. Pretty good.
White boy shrimp (aka walnut shrimp). Nice version.
Macau pork. Pan fried roast pork. Tasty!
Macau Style Roast Pork Belly (2/7/20). Delicious. Different than it was a few years ago.
Fried Chicken Cartilage with Garlic. Crunchy and the garlic was great. Chewy insides.
Roast Duck. Nice and juicy. Served with sweet sauce.
House special fried rice. Nice kitchen sink rice.
Seafood Chow Mein. Those crispy little noodles I love soaked in a seafood sauce. Great noodle dish.
Milk buns with custard. Also good. They have a lot of interesting Chinese desserts here but we were full.
Plus I had brought my own homemade dessert: PeaNutella & Jelly Frenzy Gelato – Peanut Butter base layered with everyone’s mob crazy spread and strawberry jelly. Plus bonus peanut butter cookies!
Overall, World Seafood has now leapt into the top SGV dimsum houses. It’s very much like Elite (wonder why) and super yummy. Big menu of with all sorts of Cantonese treats. Their banquet is great too.
As of 2/7/20 I still thought World Seafood was very good, in the “A level” of SGV dimsum. Big menu, interesting stuff, fresh, piping hot, and all that goodness.sharethis_button(); ?>