Dim Sum Brunch at Joy Luck Palace

There's nothing quite like starting the weekend with a crazy dim sum brunch in Chinatown.  It's loud and raucous with carts clamoring around the dining room and people shouting out orders.  It's a great way to kick off a Saturday morning and this time we enjoyed all the craziness at Joy Luck Palace on Mott Street.

Here's a run down of our Saturday morning feast:

Fried Tofu Skin Shrimp Rolls- always the first thing that comes to the table.  I love kicking off a meal with these delicious rolls.

Spinach Dumpling- I was actually expecting these to be warm but they tasted like they were straight from the fridge. Delicious nonetheless.

Crystal Shrimp Dumplings- one of Mr. T's favorite dim sum orders.  I actually don't enjoy the thick outer shell and just eat the inside.  Blasphemous, I know.

Pork Sui Mai- these were actually not that great.  The dough stuck to the bottom of the steamer and the just didn't have much flavor.  I've certainly had better at other dim sum restaurants.

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Ball- YES

Steamed Pork Buns- always the crowd favorite. Joy Luck's were spot on with loads of luscious pork inside and a soft fluffy exterior. 

Piggy Custard Buns!  Is there really a cuter or more delicious way to close out a meal?  I think not.  Head to Joy Luck Palace for these guys in a variety of colors. 

98 Mott Street at Canal Street
New York, NY 10013