Monterey Park, CA 91754
This is my favorite dimsum restaurant of late. Atlantic Seafood is conveniently located in the large shopping center, on Atlantic, where the huge AMC Theater and wide range of restaurants are located. Free parking is easy to find in the attached parking structure. Finding the restaurant, however, is a bit tricky. I almost couldn’t find it, when I went the first time. So, make your way to the 24 Hour Fitness near the corner of Atlantic and Hellman, and you’ll see the restaurant located on the second floor.
Atlantic Seafood is a huge restaurant. However, it gets very packed during the weekends. If you want to avoid the crowd, go before 11:30am. Otherwise, expect at least a 40 minutes wait. Atlantic Seafood serves traditional dim sum, served in the rolling carts. The carts circulate pretty often and if you don’t see what you want, just ask a waiter — they’ll usually bring it around to you. Service is pretty fast and friendly, although the dimsum cart ladies are a little pushy and will try to sell as much dimsum as they can! 😉 All of the dimsum that I’ve tried at Atlantic Seafood is very tasty. Oh, and ALL the dimsum dishes are $1.88 each on the weekends (and only $1.58 on the weekdays)! ^ ^
The meat-stuffed rice cakes. Crispy on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside. Mmmm….
1. The shumai is excellent and is a little bigger than other dimsum places
2. The leaf-wrapped sticky rice (no-mai-gai) is also tasty
3. Steamed custard buns seemed like they’ve been in the steamer for too long – the filling wasn’t runny anymore. Maybe they would be good if they were freshly steamed?
Eggrolls – stuffed with bamboo inside. Very crunchy and delicious. Loved it!
Beef meatballs had pretty good flavor and texture.
The egg tarts were fresh and so good out of the oven! The crust is flaky and the filling is full of yummy egg flavor. Mmmm!
Other notable items that I forgot to photograph were shrimp dumplings (har-gow), tofu pudding (do-fu-hua) and the fried rice. I can see why this place is packed during the weekends! Give it a try if you’re in the area. 🙂