**Note: Neo-Asia/ Neo-China has a few different locations in the RTP, and only the Cary location serves dim sum on weekends!
We ordered the typical yum cha stuff, a few of which are pictured below (sorry, I didn’t quite get a chance to take a photo of the food before my hungry meal companions poked their chopsticks into the food): siu mai, spare ribs, shrimp dumplings, shrimp with fried tofu, shrimp cheong fun, and the like. All of them were pretty decent, but not that much better than HK’s except for the siu mai. However, I did enjoy in particular the chives dumpling, which is not available at HK.
What we thought was really special about the dim sum at Neo-Asia were the cold meat platters: sliced chicken with garlic sauce, sliced pork with garlic sauce, sliced spicy pork (some of which are also pictured). Those were really delicious – especially the spicy pork. The spicy sauce that was used really had a special taste that wasn’t too strong, and the meat in all the cold platters was very tender and fresh.
We also ordered some potstickers, the obligatory veggies, and a sticky rice chicken. I didn’t try all of the dishes since I’m not particularly fond of sticky rice stuff, but I was told that the sticky rice was pretty good, since it had lots of fillings (chicken and Chinese sausage and ground pork and whatnot).
Finally, for dessert, we tried the tofu pudding and sesame ball. The sesame ball was freshly fried and very yummy. The tofu pudding was both a surprise and a disappointment: the soup that accompanied it was ginger soup, which was perfect for the cold day, but the tofu itself wasn’t soft enough to achieve the pudding-like texture. I definitely enjoyed the ginger soup more than the tofu part…
Overall, my favorite part of the meal was definitely the cold meat platters, but they obviously made the meal very expensive. You also do not know how much each item costs, since your card is stamped with a server’s number instead of in price categories. My buddies and I enjoyed the meal, but we decided that we’ll probably still stay in Durham and go to HK when we crave dim sum…
Restaurant: Neo-Asia (Cary location)
Price Range: $20-$25