The chef at this ornate dinner-and-dim sum spot, Xi Xin Lin, has a mystical way with creamy egg-yolk buns, delicate free-form dumplings stuffed with shrimp and dried scallop and steamed rice-noodle crêpes paired with crunchy bits of celery. This is classed up dim sum at its most traditional, mirrored by the over-the-top, glitzy, gilded look of the second-story restaurant, making it a favorite pick for Chinese wedding banquets.
2100 S Archer Ave, #2F
|Cross street:||between Wentworth and Princeton Aves|
|Opening hours:||Lunch, dinner (dim sum served Mon–Fri 9am–4pm; Sat, Sun 8am–4pm)|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Cermak/Chinatown. Bus: 21, 24, 62|
|Price:||Average dim sum: $4|