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Maison Kam Fung Report

Morganna | | Oct 4, 2008 06:04 AM

Had dim sum lunch at Maison Kam Fung in Chinatown before going to the science museum. I'd never had a dim sum lunch before, and it was an experiment for me. I liked nearly everything we tried, but my husband wasn't so fond of it. I kept hoping for a pork dumpling he'd like, but there really weren't many or if there were, we couldn't figure them out. Language was a bit of an issue. The place was loud and it was hard to understand what the women were saying (I know I sound very American when I say that, but I can't help it, I couldn't understand them well, hard as I tried). Nearly everything had shrimp, which I love, but also cilantro (coriander) which I don't (tastes like soap to me). So it was a mixed bag. There were a few things I enjoyed a lot, but my husband didn't have much he liked. Even the spare ribs were too gristly for him (he's not fond of gristle, makes him gag a little).

The quality certainly seemed high to me. Everything tasted freshly made, the fried things weren't greasy or bitter, and the flavours were good. So all in all, I'd say it's very likely a good place but I'm not the best person to judge that. :) I at least liked most of what I had, and really loved a fried shrimp thing that I had, and the won ton soup was nummy.

My husband isn't overly fond of Chinese food to begin with, so we hadn't gone in with high expections for him, this lunch was for me. If I had it to do over, I'd see if it was possible to order off the regular menu for him and get him something I'd know he'd like, while I tried the dim sum for myself, but I didn't know how things worked when we went in there, so I didn't try to find out if we could do that. :)

So for what little my recommendation might be worth, I do recommend this place. :)