Dim Sum in the Capital Region

by Sandra Foyt on January 25, 2011

in Food Adventures

Looking for a way to celebrate the Chinese New Year in the Capital Region? Take the kids out for Dim Sum.

Was it by chance or destiny that we stumbled onto the new Dim Sum Happy Hours at P.F. Chang’s? I suspect the whisper of a Wood Dragon.

It was late in the afternoon when I heard a chorus of stomach rumbles from my kids while we perused the stacks at Barnes & Noble at Colonie Center. We were beyond hungry, and since my husband planned a late work night, there was no reason to wait to dine, not with so many restaurants and a food court nearby.

Tropical Green Tea, Condiments, and the Dim Sum Order Form


At 4PM on a Tuesday, P.F. Chang’s was practically empty, and we were soon seated. Our waitress gave us a form to fill in our orders, with the idea being that we could add to it as we went along. A fine idea, if I wasn’t a compulsive over-orderer.

The first, of several, food tray deliveries.


For a party of three, we ordered: three kinds of dumplings (3 per order), Flaming Red Wontons, Chang’s Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps, three kinds of Kogi Asian Tacos, Shanghai Street Dumplings, Egg Rolls, and Spring Rolls. We ate well, very well, and still had plenty left for another hearty family-of- four meal. The final tab came in under $75, not too shabby.


My personal favorite, the ultra spicy Flaming Red Wontons.


And, since we were too full to eat desert until later, we headed to the food court where we hand picked our favorites from the delectable selection of Bettie’s Cupcakes.

P.F. Chang’s Dim Sum Happy Hours are 3PM-6PM everyday, for a limited time, and dine in only.

Dim Sum in the Capital Region, Year-round:

10 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
(518) 591-0628
CCK Restaurant
299 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
(518) 433-2658 ‎
Hong Kong Bakery
15 reviews 1245 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 438-8868
One Of a Kind Tea House
305 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
(518) 729-3067
Zi Jing Ge Restaurant(aka: Shining Rainbow)
209 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
(518) 396-3881 ‎
Tai Pan Chinese Restaurant
1519 U.S. 9, Clifton Park, NY
(518) 383-8581
Ala Shanghai Chinese Cuisine
468 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY
(518) 783-8188
Tai Pan Chinese Restaurant
1519 U.S. 9, Clifton Park, NY
(518) 383-8581 ‎

Find It:

P F Chang’s China Bistro

131 Colonie Center
Albany, NY 12205
(518) 454-0040

Find Bettie:

Chinese New Year in the Capital Region:

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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