Dim Sum at Oriental Pearl

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Dim Sum is always a good lunch choice when you have a group of 3-6 adventurous eaters. I love to visit Oriental Pearl on a Sunday morning, but have learned the hard way to come early, shortly before 11am to snag a table without a wait. While many of the items pictured are available on their regular evening menu, it’s just not the same. Oriental Pearl serves Dim Sum for lunch every day.

Oriental Pearl is located on New Peachtree at the Chinatown Mall (which has a great food court if you arrive and this restaurant is full).
Oriental Pearl is located on New Peachtree at the Chinatown Mall (which has a great food court if you arrive and this restaurant is full).
Servers with carts come by your table and you select what you want. They usually have one or two different items on each cart.
Servers with carts come by your table and you select what you want. They usually have one or two different items on each cart.
Close up of steam cart.
Close up of steam cart.

Dim Sum, 4

Top, sesame balls with red bean paste inside. Center, fried egg rolls.
Top, sesame balls with red bean paste inside. Center, fried egg rolls.
Steamed items from top, clockwise: sticky rice in lotus leaf, shrimp dumplings, minced pork dumplings, dipping sauce, fish balls.
Steamed items from top, clockwise: sticky rice in lotus leaf, shrimp dumplings, minced pork dumplings, dipping sauce, fish balls.
Steamed pineapple buns (a table favorite) and fried pork dumplings.
Steamed pineapple buns (a table favorite) and fried pork dumplings.
I've only seen this style of rolling grill at Oriental Pearl.
I’ve only seen this style of rolling grill at Oriental Pearl.
Sweet tofu has the consistency of pudding and is served with a simple syrup, fragrant with ginger.
Sweet tofu has the consistency of pudding and is served with a simple syrup, fragrant with ginger.
Steamed buns with port BBQ inside and long dumplings.
Steamed buns with port BBQ inside and long dumplings.

Dim Sum, 11

These are made from lotus roots and I love the odd consistency, but most of the table didn't.
These are made from lotus roots and I love the odd consistency, but most of the table didn’t.
Pork in tofu "skin", braised pork ribs, pork dumplings.
Pork in tofu “skin”, braised pork ribs, pork dumplings.
My attractive table mates!
My attractive table mates!
I thought this was shrimp toast, but it turned out to be whole shrimp baked in tofu.
I thought this was shrimp toast, but it turned out to be whole shrimp baked in tofu.
Egg custard, the traditional end to a meal.
Egg custard, the traditional end to a meal.
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Beth

I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain, Mexico and Peru. I'm exploring the world and you can come too!

3 thoughts on “Dim Sum at Oriental Pearl”

    1. We have a few places, this Oriental Pearl is one of my favs. Feel so lucky to be close to so many different world cuisines in the ATL. I won’t find food like this on the trail.

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