A couple of friends were coming over to the Valley to check out Dim Sum (譽滿坊) for - what else - dim sum. Thankfully there was a long wait (as is usually the case on weekends) so I was able to convince them to try out Sun Tung Lok (新同樂) just down the street.
Sun Tung Lok is a revered name in Cantonese cuisine in Asia, and will forever be associated with the bull market excesses of the 80s and 90s where punters regularly spent loads of dough dining on shark's fin, abalone, bird's nest while downing bottles of Cognac, Whisky or wine. With the onset of the Asian Finance Crisis after 1997, the various outlets gradually closed down and it became all but a memory for some of us.
Then all of a sudden they reopened about two years ago just a block away from me, and I've been wanting to check it out ever since. I wanted to finally see for myself whether it lives up to the hype (or the name).
We were pretty full to take in any dessert. But I'm certain that I'll be returning to this neighborhood restaurant time and again for some high quality dim sum on the weekends, so I'll be trying out the desserts in the future.