Dim Sum at Perfect Team Corporation in Flushing

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Perfect Team Corporation, located on the second floor of a nondescript building in downtown Flushing, is easily the best name I've ever come across for a dim sum restaurant. Hell, make that any restaurant. What does it have to do with Chinese food? I have no idea.

The restaurant wasn't crowded when we arrived at 10:30 a.m., but by the time we left it was packed. Here are some highlights from the meal.

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Cha siu sou: Roast pork wrapped in lard-enhanced, uber-flaky pastry. Every bite was full of sweet, fatty pork cut with rich, tender pastry. It's a pocket of joy for pork lovers. Definitely the best form of "roast pork wrapped in dough" at the table, beating the steamed and baked pork buns.

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Deep fried sesame rice balls filled with black sesame paste: These sweet, chewy balls made of glutinous rice were the perfect size to fulfill a brief sweet tooth in between all the savory dishes.

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Chee Cheong Fun: Soft rolled up sheets of rice noodle filled with bits of shrimp and doused in sweet soy sauce. A must-order whenever I eat dim sum.

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Steamed Malay Sponge Cake: Eggy, moist, soft, and delicious.

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Seen Ha Foo Pei Kuen: Deep fried, sesame-coated bean curd skin wrapped around logs of shrimp paste studded with taro chunks. It's a nice combination of thin, crisp crust and tender, fish cake-like filling.

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Fu Pei Gyun: Another deep fried tofu skin-wrapped dish, this time only filled with vegetables, including mushrooms and baby corn.

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Deep Fried Tofu with Shrimp: Light, crisp, and non-greasy, with a heart of soft, pudding-like tofu.

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Dan tat: Miniature tarts of sweet, creamy egg custard that perfectly meld with its light, flaky crust. It's heavenly when warm.

And One Epic Fail

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Baked Pork Bun: If you like your pork buns filled with air and just a hint of pork this bun's for you!

Perfect Team Corporation

13659 37th Avenue, 2nd Floor, Flushing NY 11354 (at 138th Street; map)
718-888-9996

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