Sometimes a meal is so authentic it transports you to its country of origin, eliminating the need to step onto a plane. That’s dim sum, especially on weekends, at Sun Kong in Malden.
The restaurant is on busy Eastern Avenue, a half-mile walk from the T’s Malden Center Station on the Orange Line. If the bright yellow sign with red lettering doesn’t catch your eye, the lines outside the door will. Sun Kong offers its dim sum menu every day until 3 p.m. On weekends, the wait can be as long as two hours, according to manager Jim Chen.