OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Every Friday we take a look at some of the affordable dining options around town. This week we checked out some dim sum at Aksarben Village's New Gold Mountain.
Dim sum is a style of steamed Chinese food and as some buddies of mine, including Courtney Johns found out at Gold Mountain, it's delicious.
In their kitchen, you'll see more than your typical Chinese food being cooked.
Each day, the chefs at New Gold Mountain prepare dim sum, a variety of traditional Cantonese dishes from South China.
But what is dim sum? In China, dim sum is made up of little plates that are made to be shared with other people which makes the ordering process a group ordeal.
They can be ordered in a Vietnamese style which is referred to as fresh or fried.
The small plates are loaded with delicately flavored bite-sized foods such as dumplings, short ribs, Singapore Noodles and steamed buns stuffed with sticky, sweet pork. Those are some of the cheap items you can choose from on their menu.
What's great about dim sum is that you can try new foods you may not typically eat like pork ears.
We all went a little out of our comfort zones and tried the chicken feet.
Although we ate a lot, we didn't pay a lot.
Each of the dim sum entrees cost anywhere from $3-9. To give you an idea, you could take four people and order 10-13 dishes as we did with a split cost of around $15 per person.
If you're looking for a family-style meal that is fairly inexpensive, New Gold Mountain is a good option. That's your Cheap Eats tip of the week
6750 Mercy Rd. Omaha, NE 68106
Sun. - Thurs.: 11 AM - 9 PM
Fri. - Sat.: 11 AM - 10 PM