The best part about eating Chinese food is the confidence that comes when more than one billion people tacitly support your culinary decision; the second-best part is that their bakers can see the future. Bask in the approval of All Under Heaven with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of traditional Cantonese dim sum and authentic Chinese cuisine at Aberdeen Seafood and Dim Sum Restaurant in White Plains. Named after the Aberdeen Harbor in Hong Kong, this house of aqua-Asian delicacies prepares each dish on its menu with high-quality, fresh ingredients and fish that still smell like the ocean. The restaurant's chefs turn the sea's colorful musical numbers of xylophone-playing octopi and saxophone-playing seahorses into a plethora of traditional Chinese dishes, ranging from the salt-and-pepper shrimp on baby bok choy ($19.95) to more exotic seafood dishes such as sautéed conch and dry squid ($26.95). Office escapees who arrive before 3 p.m. will also get to skip their taste buds through the diverse small bowls of what was ranked the Best Dim Sum in 2009 by Westchester Magazine.
- It’s hard to find truly authentic Chinese food in Westchester. We’re grateful to Aberdeen for saving us from the sugary Americanized dishes with its traditional Cantonese fare. (It serves some great Sichuan plates, too.) Aberdeen has turned dim sum from something that should only be done in New York City’s Chinatown to a local must. – Westchester Magazine
- Everything is so good, we always end up ordering too much. – Wona C., Yelp, 01/03/2011