The only thing you can judge is whether it tastes any good. On our usual fortnight or so dim sum get together, I was bought to Big Gun Chinese Restaurant (don't ask me how they got their name).
Famous for their late night dim sum (one of two places in Brisbane to do so), Big Gun is like any other Chinese restaurant; a tired facade and littered with Asians. However can they set themselves apart with their food?
I haven't visited them at night but the consensus is that you don't get the real deal at night because the ones in the day is much better. Matter of fact, this could very well be one of the better tasting dim sum places in Brisbane. It gets better, the servers all speak Cantonese, the language of dim sum (to me), so I can actually order something and not get a blank stare with a mandarin reply "ni yao se moh?" ("what did you want").
The downside? It is rather a long drive away from the city and apparently in a "bogan" town.
What is a Bogan? Defined by Wikipedia as an individual usually pejorative or self-deprecating, who is recognised to be from a lower class background or someone whose limited education, speech, clothing, attitude and behaviour exemplifies such a background.
Not exactly a town I would like to be in.
Thankfully, I didn't see any of them having dim sum.
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