By Lauren Dana | September 29, 2016 | Food & Drink
Take a break from your normal weekend brunch routine to tuck into dim sum at any of these eateries around town.
Located in the heart of DC’s Chinatown, Ping Pong gives a refined and upscale take on old-fashioned dim sum. For the best experience, split a bunch of items with your group so you can sample as many dishes as possible. The new edamame and truffle dumplings offer a healthier twist on the traditional, but if you’re more of a meat-lover, be sure to sample their signature honey-roasted chicken puffs. 900 7th St. NW, 202-506-3740
China Chilcano is the creation of award-winning chef José Andrés and combines the distinct, exotic flavors of Peru and China. The result? Delicious, one-of-a-kind ethnic cuisine you won’t find anywhere else. Try their vegetarian-friendly Jiaozi de la Chacra, which translates to cilantro dumplings with mixed vegetables and ají rocoto, a Peruvian pepper. 418 7th St. NW, 202-783-0941
Come to this Wolfgang Puck establishment on a Saturday for dim sum deals on brunch: five entrées for $40 or eight for $56. Opt for the crystal chive dumplings, filled with pork and savory Maryland crab, along with their duck bao buns with cucumber for a refreshing twist. 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-637-6100
Maketto is not your average eatery: it’s a marketplace with a retail store, café, and restaurant, all on different floors. Their dim sum menu—offered on Sundays only from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.—includes all the usual delicacies, such as pork steamed bao, a rice noodle crepe filled with roast pork, turnip cakes, crystal steamed dumplings, and more. Plus, shopping while you wait to feast—what could be better? 1351 H St. NE, 202-838-9972
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