My two newest dining experiences:
On Friday, a co-worker and I (after getting liquored up at her place), went for dinner at the Korean Grill House on Queen W. We arrived just before 11 pm and were seated at the back. It was busy but not overly so which enabled us to fully enjoy the experience. I had so much fun grilling the meats - beef, pork, chicken, fish and squid. I loved the beef and pork the best, was disinterested in the chicken, and liked the fish and squid just for the fact that it was seafood. The little side dishes were nice. There was pickled radish, bean sprouts two different ways, fried tofu, kim chee and a small bowl of soup for each of us. I so was disappointed with the kim chee, considering this was a Korean place after all. Not hot enough, not tasty enough. Seeing as this was all you can eat, we went through two rounds of everything before calling it quits. Total with tax & tip: $24.00. Not too shabby for a fun Friday night. I'll be going back soon with hubby and daughter. She'll love grilling her own food and it seems like a nice place to go for a family lunch.
This morning, we went to Dynasty Chinese Restaurant for dim sum. This is what we ordered:
steamed supreme har gow (2)
chive & scallop dumpling
steamed scallop & shrimp siu mai w/ minced pork
steamed beef balls w/ vegetable
steamed mini octopus in curry sauce
steamed rice crepes (cheung fan) w/ shrimp & chive
steamed rice w/ chinese fungus & chicken
crispy shrimp rolls
deep fried sesame shrimp rolls
grilled pork dumplings
Though I thoroughly enjoyed eating these dishes, I have to say that the beef balls, cheung fan, and grilled pork dumplings were average fare. What I thought were the tastiest: siu mai, octopus w/ curry and the chinese fungus on the steamed rice. The deep fried sesame shrimp rolls were devine. Hubby and I just devoured them. Overall, a pleasant experience. The service was good, we were even asked what kind of tea we wanted - jasmine or oolong? The one thing that really bothered me was that I could not find what the prices for the dim sum dishes were. All that they indicated was S, M, L, XL, and XXL. So, with tax and tip, $72.00 was quite a bit high for us to be paying for breakfast.
As we were walking out, I told hubby that next time, I would pick up the bill. :)