Empress Harbor is one of the best dim-sum-on-carts joint in Monterey Park. The highlight is the service, which is impressive given the reputation of the cuisine. If your desired har gow is missing from the nearby carts, the managers have a track record of going out of their way to get it for you. The decor is Chinese banquet-style at its finest, and the golden pillars and crystal chandeliers create an atmosphere set to make Chinese transplants feel right at home. There is an amazing steamed taro cake -- and two people can easily eat their fill for around 20 dollars.