菜香新館 Saikoh Shinkan (Chinatown, Yokohama)

I was craving deeply Dim Sum and I asked my friend where I could find good Dim Sum. She directed me to Saikoh Shinkan which is located in Yokohama Chinatown. I grew up eating Dim Sum all my life so I’m a bit tough on Dim Sum restaurants. Growing up eating dim sum in the fierce competitive scene of  San Gabriel, and Monetrey Park  I had high standards with my first rumble with Japanese Dim Sum.

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Chashu men. Yo

To be fair I wasn’t expecting it be like home. It was solid. It was best dim sum I’ve tried in Japan but it’s a bit pricey, 600 to 700 yen per dish. It is a good fix if you miss dim sum from home. I ordered Jasmine Tea, Chashu men, Chicken Feet, and pork spare ribs. It was good don’t get me wrong but the subtle things like used too much sauce or the fact that they cut a lot of the good parts off my chicken feet made me a bit sad.

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A lot of Chinese food in Japan is good but it sometimes lacks the punch of home. That extra just oily greasiness. Or lack of skin on bones, or something. I don’t really know how to explain it (please tell me if you know) Overall it’s great and I recommend it. Don’t be shy.

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You can find Saikoh Shinkan’s website here.

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