- Neighborhood: Beyond Boston/Woburn
- Cuisine: Chinese
- Price: Cheap Eats
- Hours: Mon-Wed 10am-10pm, Thurs-Fri 10am-12am, Sat 9am-12am, Sun 9am-10pm; Dim Sum served Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Weekends & Holidays 9am-3pm
- Reservations: Yes
- Recommended For Dining With: Infant, Toddlers, Kids
For many families, Dim Sum is often reserved for a special weekend or holiday excursion into Chinatown at one of the many popular dim sum parlors such as KidNosh-approved Hei La Moon. There are a few restaurants in the ‘burbs that offer family-friendly dim sum, including New China Pearl in Woburn.
Unlike some other Chinese restaurants outside of Chinatown that offer limited dim sum dishes off a menu, New China Pearl is the real deal. Inside the multi-level dining rooms, a parade of steaming carts roll by. Although the quality of dim sum is superior in Chinatown, New China Pearl is a solid option for families north of Boston who want to avoid the hassle of traveling into the city.
Great. Families can be found throughout the cavernous dining rooms for kid-friendly dim sum. Wait staff will gladly fetch high chairs, forks or spoons for little ones.
New China Pearl offers kid-friendly Dim Sum daily and on the weekends. They also offer a lunch and dinner menu. Like the dim sum parlors in Chinatown, wait staff push carts of dim sum delicacies tableside. Dishes range from $3-7, depending on the category (steamed, bigger plates, fried, specials, etc.). New China Pearl serves up all the traditional dim sum dishes, plus more adventurous dishes on the weekends.
- Shrimp Hargow
- Pork Shiu Mai
- Chau Sui Bao (BBQ pork buns, steamed or baked)
- Baked Egg Custard Tart
- Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf
New China Pearl does not have a kid’s menu. But like Spanish tapas and small plates, dim sum is sized perfectly for kids. Dim sum is served immediately, so hungry tots will be happy not having to wait for food. Shui Mai, Chau Sui Bao and Sticky Rice are kid favorites.
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Parking lot behind the building