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Pacificana (Brooklyn NY)
||813 55th Street,|
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Reviewed by: Jacqueline M. Newman
Winter Volume: 2009 Issue: 16(4) page: 32
Don't want hand-pulled noodles but do want dim sum, Pacificana is the spot for you. This five-hundred-seat super eatery, complete with parking lot below is neither new nor old. This lavish place is on the second floor and opens at eight Saturdays and Sundays, nine the rest of the week. It closes at eleven or eleven-thirty at night. It is a winner, and for dinner has spectacular casseroles, very good vegetarian delights, and great pork, beef, chicken, duck and squab, and seafood dishes. The twenty-six house specialities are really special with prices ranging from market prices down to less than fourteen dollars.
The Scallops with Apples and Macadamia Nuts come in a noodle nest, and Goose Web with Sea Cucumber and Black Mushrooms arrive in a Casserole. Both are absolutely divine, as are their Lamb Chops with Black Pepper Corn Sauce, and the Minced Squab Lettuce Wrap. At lunch one day we had wonderful Sea Cucumber Chow Fun, and an Abalone Chunks and Mushroom with Pan Fried Doodles. Thought we had died and gone to heaven. Also had their hand-made dumplings, and pieces of their suckling pig.
Splurge on Beijing, Shandong, Hakka, Cantonese, Yung Chow, Macao, Taiwan, even Malaysian dishes, and a T-bone steak, cubed Chinese style. Some say this is one of the five best dim sum spots in New York City; and that their dinner is tops, too. Hard to disagree. Go yourself and weigh in on their wonderful food; and see how high you rank their delicious dishes morning, noon, or night. They are mighty high on our list!