The French Quarter’s brand new dim sum restaurant is taking an unexpected midweek break after the overwhelming response it’s received from customers in its opening week.
A sign on the door of Dian Xin (1218 Decatur Street) on Wednesday said that due to the “unforeseen” reception, it would be closed Tuesday through Thursday, January 31 to “readjust our inventory to meet the demands of our local communities.”
Dian Xin has been slammed since Judy Ceng and her family opened its doors last Wednesday, January 23. Originally open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., following the weekend the owners’ first move was to reduce hours by opening at 3 p.m. After service Monday night, a post on Dian Xin’s Facebook page announced the two-day closure due to inventory needs.
Ceng and her family were the original owners of Little Chinatown in Kenner, which they opened in 2010 and sold last year. Ceng and her husband’s subsequent travels throughout the U.S. inspired them to open Dian Xin after seeing the popularity of dim sum nationwide contrasted with its availability in New Orleans.
Ceng and her nephew, who runs the kitchen, are already making plans to add further traditional items to the already two-page menu of bao, soups, chive cakes, jianbing, and shu mai.
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