The Bottom Line
- Gum Fung is closed.
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- Great dim sum.
- Convenient to LIRR and #7 subway.
- Across from large parking lot.
- The helpful dim sum ladies who push the carts loaded wtih tasty nibbles.
- The whole experience sets the day right.
- Could be intimidating to dim sum newbies.
- Limited options for vegetarians.
- At dim sum, what you see is what you get. No menus.
- Gum Fung Address: 136-28 39th Ave, Flushing, Queens, NY, 11354
- Gum Fung Phone: 718-762-8821
- Hours: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m., daily
Dim sum until 4 p.m., daily
- Getting to Gum Fung: LIRR or #7 subway to Main St. Go north on Main and right on 39th Ave.
- Driving to Gum Fung: Grand Central or Van Wyck north to Northern Blvd. Right on Union. See Parking.
- Parking: Municipal lot across from Gum Fung, between 37th and 39th Aves, and Union and 138th Sts.
- Price: Expect to pay $12-$20 per person for dim sum.
- Get there early -- before 11 a.m. -- for the best and most fresh dim sum.
- Paying: Motion to a waiter in red to total up the bill. Then pay the check at the front desk.
- Gum Fung offers a full menu of Cantonese-style Chinese food after 4 p.m.
Guide Review - Dim Sum at Gum Fung in Flushing (CLOSED)
- Gum Fung is closed.
Families crowd the tables in Gum Fung's banquet hall by 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. You'll see many tables filled with generations of family members, and balloons tied to chairs for kids celebrating birthdays. Smaller groups and couples do go for dim sum, but since the experience is all about sharing and nibbling, more is merrier.
Dim sum isn't a type of food, but a type of meal, made up of snacks, and always served with tea. As you sit, carts piled with small baskets of dim sum are pushed by your table. Each cart has its specialty. If you see something you like, ask for it. Or ask for something similar. For instance, the dumpling cart lady always offers first har gow, or shrimp dumplings (steamed, light, delicate, and delicious), to our table. But the same cart has siu mai and dumplings packed with vegetables or a mix of veggies and seafood.
Expect dumplings, shellfish, homemade tofu, rolls made of rice paper stuffed with meat, fried spring rolls, and steamed buns -- char siu bao -- filled with gorgeous roast pork. The dessert carts hold sweet custard tarts, jello, puddings, and chewy sesame seed balls.
It's best to start with steamed foods, moved to fried, and finish with dessert. The women pushing the dim sum carts also push their dishes, offering the more popular delights without prompting.