-Grubbing in ChicagoDim Sum on the Northside
Cantonese style Dim Sum is the latest regional Chinese restaurant to open in Lincoln Park. For whatever reason the neighborhood I grew up in has seen a handful of Chinese specialist restaurants. Chengdu Impression, Xi'an Dynasty Cuisine, and the now shuttered One Four One Five being a few of the others. D Cuisine was opened by a native of Guangdong China who came to the US to study but ended up working in the restaurant industry. MingHin being the spot he learned to run a restaurant.
Recently Opened in Lincoln Park / Lakeview
D Cuisine opens at 8a when they start serving Dim Sum. The regular menu doesn't become available until around 11a. There's some interesting things on the menu including a few American-Chinese classics to keep the online orders busy. But the focal point of the kitchen is the dim sum. It's made fresh daily by the chef who gets there early to make sure everything is ready to go. I was able to try a nice portion of the dim sum menu which is smaller than your average dim sum spot but still large with close to 30 selections. I tried close to 30% of the menu and liked almost all of the items that I tried.
Shrimp Dumpling - Pretty good. Nice and delicate. Not the best I've had but we're not in Hong Kong.
Bacon Cheese Potato Roll - I liked these but only needed one. Could use a little more bacon flavor.
Potstickers - A blend of pork, whole shrimp, and lots of green onion. Different and delicious.
Roast Pork Pastry / BBQ Pork Bun - The buns were better than the pastries but both needed sauces which they later brought out.
Siu Mai - My favorite item of the bunch. This is usually the case as it's one of my 2/3 favorite forms of dumplings. D Cuisine makes very good ones.
Black Pepper Short Ribs - I very much liked these. Tender and flavorful meat with just enough pull.
Mango Pudding - First time trying this dish. I imagine those that like mango will like this.
2723 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60614