I love dim sum. Period. I love going to Chinatown on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and hitting a dim sum spot, and eating everything off those rolling carts. Well, Betel (pronounced beetle), a Southeast Asian restaurant in the heart of the West Village has a dim sum brunch with some tasty bites too.
You should dine on some delectable steamed Wagyu buns ($15) and some fabulous Pearl Balls ($8). Both are great.
Spiced salmon fish cakes ($14) are wonderful. I've had plenty of dried out fish cakes in my life. These were juicy and flavorful.
Definitely save room for the Banh Mi Burger ($14) with lime chili mayo and sweet potato fries. It's juicy and delicious, and those fries are totally addictive!
So, if you don't feel like traveling all the way down to Chinatown, Betel in the West Village can satisfy your Dim Sum cravings. Although it's a bit pricier than C-Town, tasty bites are bound to be had.
51 Grove St. (bet. Bleeker and 7th ave)
New York, NY 10014