If there is a place that is off the beaten path in Chinatown, this one is probably it. Red Ruby has been around for ages and is just a real classic. Located on the second floor of a bank slash mini-mall, this gigantic restaurant can accommodate over 200 people and has a lot to offer. If you can make it, try the Sunday brunch; this is when the cool stuff comes out of the kitchen.
With the old Chinese movies playing on the over-looking flat -screens, the circulating trolleys filled with smoking dishes and the rumbling of all those people telling their stories, the atmosphere is quite unique and intense. You might wait in line for a bit, but it’s totally worth it. Not only will you get very decent dumplings but other native delicacies await you.
Foodwise, I have to mention some of my hits: the BBQ pork bread (pork bun), the deep fried tofu, the Chiu-Chow style dumplings, congee and the fried spicy fish. My brother from another mother Franck is always tempted by the chicken feet, something that I still try to understand. Nothing crazy on the dessert section, but hey, you won’t make it there anyways; the noodles, the glazed duck and the rolls will take care of that.