Mission 261 is an ambitious dim sum restaurant that’s aimed for slightly more ‘upscale’ experience. Although the traditional dim sum experience are lacking: no cart (order from check list), no fish tank, no loud chatterings, the food are much more delicate and finer tasting. And the price is okay. It’s not that much more pricey than regular dim sum place. Since it opened we never go to other dim sum places ever again. It locates at a preserved historic Spanish site, the place used to be a Spanish restaurant with these 100 years old grape vines all over. The interior is now a mix of classic Spanish and Chinese style.
They recently updated their menu with lots of new stuffs, so this time we mainly tried the new stuffs and didn’t get some of the regular favorites.
Cocktail Bun 雞尾包 $3.55
Pan Fried Turnip Pudding 煎蘿蔔糕 $3.55
Cocktail Bun is a Hong Kong tyle bread with coconut and custard stuffings. I listed Turnip Pudding among my top 3 most favorite food, and these are just GREAT~ so satisfyig ToT.
Steamed Scallop Rice Pancake 帶子腸 $5.85
The rice skin is very light and glassy, very fresh tasting scallop with special mixed tasty soy sauce
Shang-hai style Siu mai 上海糯米燒賣 $4.25
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings 水晶蝦餃 $3.55
The two 101 items of dim sum culture. I’m too used to the regular pork Siu mai, this is just a ball of sticky rice (yes pan fried with sauce and peanut and lots of subtle taste but it’s still sticky rice~~). I grew up hating Shrimp Dumplings but still have to admit this is really really good~ the dumpling skin is truly crystal-glassy thin (yet sturdy enough) and the shrimps are top notch!
Deep Fried Shrimp Colloid Balls with Cheese 芝士百花蝦球 $4.25
I think it’ll be more yummy if the inside was mayonnaise. The sauce is chili sour plum.
Steamed Rice Pancakes Topped with Diced Meat & Vegetables 滿天星腸粉 $3.55
Simple but not so simple. The diced thingy include Salty Egg yorks 鹹蛋黃, Pressed Dried Vegetable 榨菜, etc. Dippng sauce is Hoi-sin and seseme.
Steamed Sweet Crystal Buns 四式水晶包 $3.55 Green: Greentea, Beige: Lotus seed, Yellow: custard, Purple: Red bean. This is so so, as I never like Asian sweets.