Cities throughout the world have one. An institution for weekend dim sum that has been passed through the generations – crowded, bustling, noisy, not the best, but seemingly adored, even by those who can afford to dine at more salubrious establishments. Maxim's Palace falls into that category. It’s a cut above many institutions, with its ornate sense of occasion: big windows, big chandeliers, white tablecloths and dim sum trolleys at the ready, serving the full gamut of steamy temptations. The full menu meanders through the world of dried scallops & shredded duck broth, stewed eel with green peppers and a host of hot pots, noodles and rice dishes. Cheap it is, charming or particularly cheerful it ain’t.