Grab a seat at this enormous Pacific Renaissance Plaza restaurant, the granddaddy of Chinatown’s lunchtime dim sum palaces, when you have a big appetite and want to experience bite-sized portions of traditional Chinese delicacies in the Cantonese style. Watch the carts wheeled by and select dumplings, pot stickers, buns, or rolls. Or choose from the menu to sample steamed and fried dim sum items, ranging from siu mai and bean curd rolls to spring rolls and daikon cakes. The menu is also studded with chef specials, rice noodle rolls, barbecue specials, and desserts, including the durian puff. Known for its expansive banquet accommodations, Peony is a palace of interesting flavor combinations and an affordable way to eat your way through the People’s Republic. Serves lunch and dinner daily.