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Pure Spice Chinese is a dim sum outpost, yet it doesn't serve its bites on roving carts. Before you shout 'blasphemy!,' wait until you try it. The server-based format offers some levity to what is usually a more casual eating experience, and the flavors merit it. You just have to order correctly: vinegary chicken feet, turnip cakes, and a salted fish- and duck-fried rice are sure bets. Pure Spice may not get the adulation of it's nearby dim sum neighbor Wong's King, but at least here there's no wait.

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Pure Spice Chinese Restaurant

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Pure Spice Chinese is a dim sum outpost, yet it doesn't serve its bites on roving carts. Before you shout 'blasphemy!,' wait until you try it. The server-based format offers some levity to what is usually a more casual eating experience, and the flavors merit it. You just have to order correctly: vinegary chicken feet, turnip cakes, and a salted fish- and duck-fried rice are sure bets. Pure Spice may not get the adulation of it's nearby dim sum neighbor Wong's King, but at least here there's no wait.

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