Slideshow: Red Egg: Great Dim Sum Without The Carts

Sitr-Fried Radish Cake with Duck Meat ($6.50)
Sitr-Fried Radish Cake with Duck Meat ($6.50)
They don't have whole fried radish cakes on the menu, but instead, order a hearty portion of chewy cubes of radish cake stir fried with shredded duck leg meat, carrots, and scallions.
Red Egg's Shrimp ($4.50/5.75)
Red Egg's Shrimp ($4.50/5.75)
The same near-perfect dumpling skins wrapped around a filling of pure shrimp. Crisp and briny, these are how shrimp dumplings should be.
Taro, Cilantro, and Pork Dumplings ($3.75/$5)
Taro, Cilantro, and Pork Dumplings ($3.75/$5)
Fans of taro may enjoy these, but we found them to be lacking in texture. Mushy filling inside tender skins.
Beef Steamed Rice Rolls ($3.75)
Beef Steamed Rice Rolls ($3.75)
The same perfectly steamed rice noodles wrapped around a well-seasoned beef filling with sweet soy sauce and steamed Chinese broccoli.
Steamed Veal Chops with Black Pepper Sauce ($3.74/$5)
Steamed Veal Chops with Black Pepper Sauce ($3.74/$5)
Tender slices of veal shortribs steamed with plenty of black pepper and bell peppers. It's similar in flavor to the classic Chinese American Pepper Steak, but with a completely different texture.
Steamed Spare Ribs with Olive Sauce ($3.75/$5)
Steamed Spare Ribs with Olive Sauce ($3.75/$5)
Just like classic dim-sum style steamed pork ribs, but with black olives taking the place of fermented black beans. It's an interesting twist, and one that works. Careful with the bones.
Red Egg's Puff ($3.75/$5)
Red Egg's Puff ($3.75/$5)
A crisp, grease-free fried shell surrounding a filling of savory egg custard. A little heavier than the steamed version but tasty nonetheless.
Pork, Shrimp, & Peanut
Pork, Shrimp, & Peanut "Fun Gaw" ($3.75/$5)
Stretchy, translucent skins wrapped around crisp plump shrimp, ground pork, peanut, and cilantro.
Garlic Spare Ribs ($5.50/$7)
Garlic Spare Ribs ($5.50/$7)
The most disappointing dish we had. It's got a ton of garlic, plenty of crispness, the pork is quite tender, but absolutely no salt. Much better are the actual fried pork chops off the lunch or dinner menu.
Stuffed Green Peppers ($3.75)
Stuffed Green Peppers ($3.75)
Long hot peppers stuffed with well-seasoned shrimp paste. The dish is similar to the Cantonese dish of stuffed peppers with black bean sauce, but served completely sauceless. (They are tasty nonetheless.)
Octopus in Sweet Bean Sauce ($6.50)
Octopus in Sweet Bean Sauce ($6.50)
Whole baby octopus may float some people's boats, but their overwhelmingly fishy aroma sank ours quickly. A sweet fermented bean sauce wasn't enough to cover up the taint.
Sweet Creamy Buns ($3.75)
Sweet Creamy Buns ($3.75)
Soft, tender steamed buns wrapped around a center of eggy pastry cream. It's a relatively light way to end a meal of dim sum (though honestly, we'd be happy with more dumplings for dessert).