Dim Sum and Then Some

Oklahoma City’s Grand House serves as the traditional Chinese powerhouse of the Asian District.

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gRAND HOUSE offers A VARIETY OF DISHES FOR ADVENTUROUS EATERs. PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

gRAND HOUSE offers A VARIETY OF DISHES FOR ADVENTUROUS EATERs.
PHOTO BY BRENT FUCHS.

While Oklahoma City’s Asian District is dominated by a variety of (excellent) Vietnamese offerings, traditional Chinese fare is more difficult to find in the city. One of the exceptions is Grand House Asian Bistro, the matriarch of the authentic Chinese culinary experience in OKC. Offering a diversity of experiences, including banquets, catering and live music, Grand House is best known for serving traditional dim sum each Saturday and Sunday. On these very special afternoons, servers whisk around at top speed with a dizzying array of sample-size portions for a packed house. Favorites include the roasted duck (the best in OKC), mushroom shrimp and perfectly steamed sticky rice. Adventurous palates may be tempted by more exotic offerings (of which there are plenty): beef tripe, daikon and boudin, and more. If none of these sounds like what you’re craving, don’t worry — the variety of the Grand House dim sum experience never ceases. Wash it down with some dessert and green tea, and make plans to come again next weekend.

Grand House is located at 2701 N. Classen Blvd. in Oklahoma City.

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