Sometimes International Drive can seem chaotic. Luckily, there's an oasis of calm at Ming Court. Within its inviting green tiled walls are koi fish ponds and a serene garden of bamboo, water lilies, and lotus. Locals in the know go for dim sum. Asian families pack the restaurant (always a good sign) by lunchtime. At only about $5 per tin/dish, dim sum is an affordable brunch alternative.
With oodles of dumplings to choose from, some good choices are the BBQ pork dumplings (fluffy white buns filled with Peking-red ribbons of pork) and the shrimp and chive dumplings (silky rice dumplings, pan-seared, and filled with a savory mixture).