by wanderer 2005
January 27, 2005
The steamed pork buns are to-die-for, the short ribs are tender and spicy and the moo-shu pork is awesome! My favorite item is dessert, Jin deui which are the sesame balls filled with bean paste. YUM! Even the iced tea is great. It’s like an herb iced tea.
Ho, who is the owner, cook and waitress and has been here since I started eating here in 1987. If you’re not familiar with dim sum, it’s a selection of small dishes served for snacks and lunch in China. These dishes include a wide selection of fried and steamed dumplings, as well as, various other sweet and savory items for dessert. The term for this Chinese style of eating translates as "Heart's Delight." It’s known as the ‘original Chinese food’.
After you sit down and order a drink, one of the ladies comes by with a cart full of little plates of food. She explains what each item is and charges per each small plate. I believe it’s about 2bucks a plate. It’s like an all you can eat buffet that comes directly to you! I've gotten out of here for about $25 for two people and have been absolutely full.Most of the items are steamed, a few are deep fried. Other items include, chicken and peanut dumplings, beef and ginger dumplings, beef and noodles, scallion pancake, egg rolls and the list goes on. There is soy sauce and chili paste on the table, to add that extra zing to your food. I pile that chili paste on everything!
Amerasia is on the Southeast corner of Lead and Cornell. They're open 7 days a week from 11am till 2pm, and then they open again at 5pm. This place is not fancy or dressy by any means. Jeans and t-shirts are welcome. The parking lot holds about 8 cars, then you have to park across the street. It’s a very tiny place that looks like a house. There is no big sign announcing it, just a small design on the building.
From journal Great Food in an Unlikely Place