Located in the historic Bear Building built in 1929, Chef Tony He of Chef Tony Dim Sum, is creating the same masterful Guangdong Cantonese experience he’s been presenting since the age of 15.
The Pasadena marks Chef Tony’s second location in the USA, adding to the three other Chef Tony restaurants in Canada.
At Chef Tony Dim Sum, guests will not see rolling carts, instead, all of Chef Tony’s dishes are made-to-order and include ingredients such as freshly shaved black truffles and gold leaf touches.
Dim sum is meant to be shared with family and friends while eating small plates family-style around the table, and the term “dim sum” literally means “touch your heart” in Chinese.
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“The goal for our Pasadena location is to create a memorable dining experience, serving modern dim sum to a new generation of diners,” says Chef Tony. “Guests are welcome to sit solo at the bar, order a cocktail and try a special house dim sum platter or celebrate with a group of friends or family in our private dining room downstairs.”
Chef Tony Dim Sum’s menu offers Steamed, Baked and Fried Dim Sum, Seafood, Meat, Soup, Congee, Noodle, Rice, Vegetables, and Desserts. With every dish made-to-order fresh right out of the Chef Tony Dim Sum kitchen, Chef Tony spotlights Signature Dishes like the Sliced Chinese Broccoli with Black Truffle Sauce, Squid Ink Shrimp Dumplings with Gold Leaf, and Sticky Rice Ball with Lava Salted Egg York.
The Chef also introduces uniquely elevated dishes such as his House Special Lobster Salad, Savory Deep Fried Chinese Donut, Deep Fried Crispy King Prawn, Eggplant Stuffed with Shrimp Paste, BBQ Pork Puff Pastry Tart, Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Pandan Bun, Roast Duck & Minced Duck Lettuce Wrap and Roasted Crispy Chicken with Black Truffle.
Desserts are a delicacy and not to be missed. Dessert selections include Chef Tony’s Deep Fried Sesame Ball, Baked Milk Bun, Deep Fried Durian Pastry, Steamed Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun with Gold Foil, Egg Custard Tart with Milk, Sticky Rice Ball Stuffed with Lava Salted Egg Yolk, Green Tea Custard, Steam Sponge Cake or his almost too cute to eat and super tasty Coconut Pudding shaped like bunnies.
Chef Tony Dim Sum also highlights a full bar featuring Chinese spirits such as Baijiu with brands like Wuliangye and Chu Yeh Ching Chieu, Tsingtao Beer, and a selection of Wines.
Chef Tony Dim Sum is open every Wednesday through Monday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. For reservations, please call 626.803.0028.