I still haven't found a decent dim sum restaurant in Toronto. The last place I checked out, the Bright Pearl, was very mediocre at best in my opinion. So I'm opening this up to the Chowhounders...
To clarify specifics: I want a place that focuses on the older Cantonese dim sum, not newer dishes from Hong Kong, or non-Cantonese dishes.
They MUST USE the carts. Absolutely necessary!
They should have a good selection of steamed dishes, not just fried stuff, and preferably a good number of shrimp and seafood dishes (good quality har gow is a must, and I still haven't found any place that serves it up to my standards).
There's also these semi-sweet steamed buns I like...I don't know what they're called, but they don't come with any filling in them, and they serve them at a lot of the dim sum places where I come from.
Oh yeah, what would be really good is if they had a desert cart with those sesame balls and the egg custard tarts. I haven't had either of those in ages.
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