Hit it today. Never done sit down dim sum before. Must reiterate that at the bakery counter their large steamed pork buns are amongst my favorites.
- Char siu bau, good, but not my favorite. Like them better at Winsor
- Shrimp dumpling soup with veg and noodle excellent, beautiful dumplings
- Fish fin dumplings, perhaps steamed a tad too long for the sake of the wrappers, but the filling was superb with a definite fresh veg note as well as nice shrimp and maybe a tad of chicken
- Classic dim sum dish of bits of boney pork ribs with black bean, and a smidge of poblano, steam/braised and in this case on a bed of taro chunks. Perhaps the best version of this I have had. I poured the dregs of the sauce into my soup spoon so as not to miss a drop.
Note, folks sharing our large table had the following that I MUST try:
- Turnip cake in XO sauce, but in this case DEEP fried. It was all I could do not to grab a chunk off of their plate. I love the Winsor version, but this, based on looks alone, might edge it out.
- They also had the VERY thick house made rice noodles (Mei Sum makes a superlative version) with thick slabs of pork inside and a very nice Chinese broccoli as part of the dish. It looked awesome. So much so, they ordered a second order, and they were 4 people eating a LOT of food so it must have been really good.
Also saw a very nice looking Chow Fun go by and a very nice Lo Mein. I usually don't order Lo Mein in Boston as I am generally disappointed as opposed to the good Cantonese places of my NYC youth, (why can't anyone get the proper wok-char and smokey flavor on Lo Mein in Boston?) but these dishes caught my interest.
Perhaps not Toronto/SF quality, but certainly respectable.