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Dim Sum at Yang's - Major Disappointment!


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Dim Sum at Yang's - Major Disappointment!

Charles Yu | May 6, 2011 07:31 PM

After a four weeks eating binge in Hong Kong. Now that I am back in TO, I have tried to keep an open mind every time I venture out to have Chinese food, especially in the area of Dim Sum lunch. I realize it would be unfair of me to compare Toronto's mediocre quality dim sum with those top notch Michelin star rated products of Hong Kong.
However, as a foodie, I believe I have an obligation to voice my displeasure if the products I am getting were overpriced and BAD! This was the case with a number of dim sum dishes I had at Yang's today.
First off, their shrimp dumpling - Hah Gow. I was not expecting the dainty, 11 fold perfect wrapper versions of a top notch Hong Kong product. However, I was also not expecting to be served at a high end place like Yang's, Hah Gow with skin as thick as tacos!! Though the crunchy prawn filling was passabe, however, the whole experience was totally spoiled by the thick wrapper.
Next came the b-b-q pork Cheung-Fun ( rice roll ). Again, the wrapper was super-thick! ( they shouild take a page from the delicate version of Brilliant Cuisine). What's even worse was the b-b-q pork filling. They actually tasted 'stale'!! Why? I don't understand since the place was packed indicating fast turnover of products!
Other products like the taro croquettes tasted bland and greasy with lots of fat amongst the diced pork filling.
Overall, I was very disappointed with my lunch. Afterall, in my mind, I thought Yang's is one of GTA's better high end Chinese restaurant!!. Now, I have second thoughts about returning!!

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