Having grown up in China and around Southeast Asia, dim sum is something that I have to have more often than not. And while nothing fancy, Dim Sum Express definitely hits the spot. This unassuming roadside shack in Monterey Park is home to some of the best ‘bang for your buck’ dim sum this side of town.
Unlike your typical sit down, table cloth, trolley cart experience, this spot functions more like a stationary food truck: take a menu and pencil, tally it up and hand it in at the takeout window. The selection includes all the basics: steamed BBQ pork bun, turnip cake, sesame balls, har gow, hom suey gok and siu mai (to name a few) and most of the choices are only 85 cents a piece!