Prepare to kow-tow over Won Kow, a Chinatown eatery that serves up a side of history along with its dim sum. Starring in Chicagoans' hungry dreams of Chinese food since 1927, Won Kow is Chinatown's oldest eatery, and gosh darn it, it knows what it's doing. The food is awesome (fans of the place are apt to use capital letters for emphasis), the service is very friendly and the decor...leaves a little to be desired, but it's more than worth a trip all the same.
Dim sum is served daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at this mostly Cantonese restaurant. Lumber up to the second floor, take a seat, and decide if you'd like to take the safe (you have your pick of beef, chicken, pork, duck, seafood and tofu dishes) or adventurous route, via shark fin soup and jellyfish offerings. Lazy Susan on the larger tables makes sharing with friends a snap.