Sun Kong restaurant in Malden MA
I've eaten dim sum all over the country, and all over the world. I've eaten dim sum at dozens of places in Hong Kong and its suburbs, following natives to local treasures. I'm a lucky guy. Take it from me though, you don't have to fly 16-20 hours for the good stuff.
The best dim sum in the US is, by far, Sun Kong, in Malden Massachusetts. It doesn't look like much, from the outside or inside. The dinner and lunch menus are good, but not great. However, show up before 1pm on a weekend, wait a long time for a number, and be transported to Asia. Really!
This is authentic, light, perfectly-seasoned dim sum, with the most authentic selection and flavor in America. The only way to get better dim sum is to book a flight to Hong Kong!
This is a classic, with chopped up shrimp and goodies, wrapped in a tofu skin. It's perfect!