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This has been one of our fav dim sum spots for years! They have some Americanized Chinese food if you want it, but why would you? There’s tons of different things to try, and it’s super fun to share around. They have amazing chicken feet, soup dumplings, steamed bbq pork buns, and piggy buns (a sweet egg custard bun) for something sweet at the end. There’s congee too if you want something a little mild, and of course fried rice, noodles and more. They also have cheap cocktails, and are family friendly to boot. A keeper! The only issue is that you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to the dining area, and I didn’t see a way to make it work for accessibility minded folx. But if that’s not a concern, come here for some amazing dim sum, friendly service, and a great time exploring Chinese cuisine.
This is my 2nd time here and I finally got the piggy custard buns!! The food was definitely more flavorful last time I was here but they still have us coming back for more. The noodles needed a little more flavor but overall the meal was super fulfilling and we left satisfied 😀
Well I had dim sum up and north or New Chinatown or Asian ave on argyle and Broadway and had driven on my motorcycle since today was a nice day to explore old Chinatown with the restaurants now open for dine in. So I decided to do a light eating of dim sum. It has been since I think 2015? 2016 here for dim sum before pre pandemic days so I kinda have a craving. Do come here while in the area. Only sad thing about dim sum now is they don’t have people or servers pushing the carts to look under the mystery lid of treats like they used to lol
Do you love dim sum? Dim sum is the Chinese equivalent of tapas style dishes or perahps tapas is the Spanish equivalent of dim sum. Regardless, dim sum is something you need to try if you love trying small portions of different dishes. We wanted to try a dim sum restaurant in Chinatown, so we decided on Triple Crown. The interior is not anything special, perhaps a little grubby. We got a couple different dishes – siu mai, chicken feet, steamed pork buns, galbi (short ribs), custard piggy buns, pan fried pot stickers, and shrimp dumplings. Of these, the siu mai was decent but the rest of the dishes were too greasy or too sweet. I usually never leave behind food, but there were some dishes that I could not bring myself to finish. If you want to try to dim sum, there are plenty of better options in Chinatown than Triple Crown. The restaurant was disappointing at best and definitely has lots of room to improve.
DIM SUMbody say food?! Triple Crown Restaurant was established in 1996 by the Ng Family. Since then, Triple Crown has served traditional Cantonese cuisine made from ingredients and spices native to southern China. Triple Crown is a family-style dining experience where the Chinese culinary aesthetic is showcased in a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere for the whole family! When you step into Triple Crown you experience a total cultural immersion as you gaze out at Chinatown’s illustrious red gate and savor the authentic flavors! My Top Picks: – Schezuan Beef – Soup Dumplings – Stuffed Sticky Rice – Malaysia Cake – Piggy Steamed Buns – Triple Crown Lager (Currently Salivating lol) IG: littleemisswhitneyy
Holy crap ballz batman, this place was delicious. Don’t let the stars confuse you. I wanted to take more photos, but was too busy filling my pie hole with soup dumplings, shumai, and pork buns. Favorites: pork buns, shrimp shumai, and custard buns (they’re cute little piggies, so you can’t go wrong). If you’re newer to dimsum the menu may be a little intimidating, but they have some more American Chinese options if you’d prefer that. ALSO: The place is massive and always full of people. Don’t go in expecting to be doted on. You won’t be. But you will be continuously given delicious baskets of love. You’ve gotta pick your battles, friends.
Overall food was good bur not great. But again for the prince it was in line with expectations. I would avoid the bot and sour and egg drop soup at all costs. It was cold and thick and frankly kinda gross. The other negative is the mens bathroom was probably dirtier than some gas station bathrooms. Negatives aside the other dim sum items and the main course items were decent. The service was prompt and courteous.
We were looking for a go-to dim sum place in Chicago, and will definitely be coming back to Triple Crown. While none of the food will especially blow you away, they do the standard dim sum dishes well, and the food hits the spot. We got the siu mai which had a great pork and shrimp flavor, and though it wasn’t the most flavorful one I’ve had, it was still very tasty. Their spare ribs were above average in terms of flavor and how they were cooked, and I appreciated that they didn’t put in too much taro with the dish. The chicken feet were also above average, and surprisingly cooked really well and had a great flavor without being too soft. The ham sui gok (fried minced pork dumpling) was good, but not amazing. The filling was a little wet for my preference, but the flavor was still pretty good. It could have been better if it was fried a tiny bit longer, but overall enjoyable. The pan fried turnip cake was also pretty flavorful, but also could have been fried a tiny bit longer to get it extra crispy. However, I found the turnip cake to be very smooth and not at all grainy, so I’d still get it again.
This place was just not for me. The food was overly breaded/doughy, overly sweet in savory dishes, and not worth the cost. I visited to catch up with friends and this is one of their favorite Chinese restaurants in Chinatown so it’s where we went. We were a group three and were instantly seated around 6:30pm on a weekday. There was a fair amount of people there too, but some tables were open. Lots of large groups. The first thing that caught my eye was this grimy, small, coin-filled pond by the entrance with some koi in it. It seemed so poorly taken care of it actually felt cruel to the fish. It instantly rubbed me the wrong way. Their other tanks with live fish/seafood also seemed dirty and cramped but I don’t know enough on the topic to aptly speak on it. We ordered off their regular and dim-sum menus. We got a General Tsos Chicken, Sesame Chicken, Chicken and Garlic Fried Rice, Red Bean Sesame Balls, and of course, the Custard Piggy Buns. Hands down the best things were the sesame balls. Everything else was just wholly underwhelming. The serving sizes look large (except the rice portions were tiny) but the chicken is mostly breading. Even the pieces that look large end up being 80% breading. The sauces are also so very sweet. The fried rice was good, but bland. Same with the piggy buns – good, but nothing special. Obviously some people love this place, but I won’t be visiting again. There are much better locations in Chinatown in my opinion, so give this place a pass.
I love the food here! Today it was a really long wait until we got seated. Then we had long waits between the orders. They aren’t using the carts to display the food–only to serve what we ordered. The waiter was okay, but we had to ask for things from other people walking or serving other tables. I don’t recommend the iced tea. The first glass was tasty, but the second glass was terrible. And you get charged per glass. Not cool. I asked to have the second terrible tasting tea removed from the bill. Oh, one more thing. They only have sugar, no sugar substitutes. Not cool. We love to take home leftovers, so we ordered the piggy custard buns. After waiting a long time a woman came over to tell us they were coming, even though someone had dropped off the check. The check dropping and piggy buns to go were not from out waiter. My son asked about the symbols from the logo–what the meanings in English were. The waiter said gruffly that he didn’t know and then turned and walked away. He was a bit rude. All the women were very polite and helpful, but he barely came back to the table.