Käytiin syömässä dim sumia. Näihin vaimo on ollut pitkään innostunut, ja on usein syöty itä- ja kaakkois-Aasiassa kun on päästy.
Olivat ihan OK (parempia kuin muut mitä on kokeiltu Helsingissä), mutta ei samalla tasolla kuin Aasiassa (lähes poikkeuksetta).
Hinta vain ei ollut lainkaan kohdallaan. Maksoimme kevyestä lounaasta saman verran, kuin tukevasta annoksesta sangen kalliissa lounasraflassa tai vähän kalliimmassa illallisravintolassa.
Din Tai Fungia Suomeen odotellessa päätimme tehdä dumplingeja kotona itse.
Listalla on dim sumeja ja dumpling-keittoja. Ruoka on todella maukasta ja monipuolisen makuista. Mitään geneerisiä hapanimeläkastikkeita täällä ei listalla ole lainkaan, mikä on oikeastaan aika kivaa vaihtelua Helsingin kiinalaisten ravintoloiden tarjontaan. Jälkiruoaksi suosittelen ottamaan banaaninlehdessä höyrytettyä tahmeaa riisiä, mitä ei muualta meinaa saada. Henkilökunta on myös hyvin ystävällistä ja ravintola tunnelma mukavan kotoisa. Tämä on oikeastaan suosikkini Helsingin kiinalaisista ravintoloista.
I came here with a friend one evening with high hopes. Unfortunately, when our dumplings came we noticed there were ONLY 3 and horrible quality from a frozen package. 6,90e is too much to ask for that!
We also ordered noodle soups which were quite bland, nothing special.
Me and my friend also got mild food poisoning the next day!!!!
Place had potential... Too bad.
I'm the owner of this tea house. One lady has made the following complaints, she also sent her complaints to me by message. Firstly I need to make clear for what has happened, so I also post our message conversation here, I hope she also can post her reply here too.
Dear Sxxxx Hxxxxxx:
I have asked my colleagues. Firstly we need to make things clear about what has happened, so I just send you my colleague's statement as following, please confirm that first:
"The lady came, ordered the soup, I took the order to the kitchen. After some time she calls me and starts to ask if we make dumplings ourselves. I say that some we make ourselves and some are from the package. She is asking whether the dumplings are taken from the freezer. I say yes (because even the hand-made ones we put to the freezer after they are done). Then she asks her food to be taken away and I go to tell this to the kitchen. She comes to pay, tells me about the other Chinese restaurant, I just nod. She gives the lunch coupon and asks to cross it. I didn't understand what she meant, because nobody ever asked to do this. Then, she got a bit irritated and asked me to ask my colleague. I ask Qi, Qi tells her to put her name on the coupon, but lady says that we need to cross it so that "nobody else could use it". After that, we give her take-away food and she leaves".
The following is my inquiry about the details to my colleague:
"1. When that lady took order, did she ask which dumplings are hand-made, which are packaged? Or she just ordered herself?
2. When she was paying, what did she mention about other Chinese restaurants?
3. Did she complain the size of our soup there? How did she complain? "
The following is my colleague's reply:
"1. No, the lady ordered the soup and asked about dumplings later.
2. I don't remember so well anymore, but I think it was something like that in other Chinese restaurant the portion was bigger and dumplings were hand-made.
3. She only complained about it by comparing it to other Chinese restaurant, as far as I understood."
Could you please confirm were all these the real happenning? Then I will give you further explaination. I will post this message to the Web eat.fi too, because you has also complained there, it's very bad for our tea house, so I have to post all of our reply to there. Please also post your reply to there too because you have started there.
With respect to the owner, charging 11 euros for a soup that, if taken away is about half a size the one youd have in the shop. To add to my absolute and utter disappointment so it turned out to be that the dumplings, that they are happy to charge ridiculous amounts of money come out of the freezer. I have been to this place many times and previously when I enquired they said theyd be making the dumplings themselves which sorta makes me wonder why I was lied at them. Certainly not worth the money, sadly.
They have also finally recruited someone who speaks Finnish, nevertheless the girls' manners would require some attention. The girl is dismissive and ignorant.
Probably the best place to enjoy Chinese cuisine in Helsinki at this moment. While other Chinese restaurants in Helsinki, with their giant menus and repeating interior, seem to get more dull and uniform with each passing year, this place offers a genuine and unique experience. Food-wise, they focus on dim sum and soup. I tried pork soup and various Dim Sums, and enjoyed all of them. The place is a bit small and you could easily miss it, if you didn't know it was there, but warm and professional service balances it out quite nicely. I don't mind paying a little extra (OK compared to Helsinki average) for excellent food and I will definitely recommend this place to my friends.