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Short review on 'Brilliant' Dim-Sum lunch - Overall enjoyable with a couple of outstanding dishes


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Short review on 'Brilliant' Dim-Sum lunch - Overall enjoyable with a couple of outstanding dishes

Charles Yu | Apr 22, 2011 01:40 PM

The four of us had a family dim-sum lunch at Markham's Brilliant Chinese Restaurant this Easter Friday.
We had the following:
- Har Gow
- Chui Chow Fun Gor dumplings
- Fried 'harm shui gawk' glutinous dumplings
- Steamed chicken feet
- Deep fried squid tentacles
- Steamed B-B-Q pork buns
- Steamed prawns ' Cheung-Fun' rice roll
- Minced pork and dried cuttlefish patty clay-pot rice
- Giant seafood ' Guoon Tong Gow ' soup dumpling (1)
- Fried taro croquettes
- Steamed beef tripe
- Chrysanthemum and water chestnut pudding.
- Green tea and egg yolk custard mochi
- Silken Tofu dessert.(2)
Unbeleivable value!! $48 for all those food!! ( free tea and 10% discount even on a holiday??!! )

Now, a short description of some outstanding dishes.

First and foremost must be the 'steamed prawns cheung fun rice roll. Ultra thin and smooth skin with whole crunchy giant prawns. This must rank amongst the best cheung fun I ever had - including some Michelin stars establishments in Hong Kong!!

The giant seafood soup dumpling ' guoon tong gau' at $4 was a steal. Though void of sharksfin, however, the filling was pretty generous with prawns, ham and mushrooms. The broth was pretty decent as well.
SkylineR33, guess your 'sharksfin and crab meat' version is pretty hard to find nowadays!

After just coming back from a 5 weeks stay in Hong Kong, my palette for Har-Gow was spoiled! However, the Brilliant version was still passable. Though bamboo shoot were missing in some morsels and the skin was less chewy than the great HK versions, its still pretty tasty and the prawns fresh and crunchy.

Brilliant Chinese Restaurant
7220 Kennedy Rd, Markham, ON L3R0N4, CA

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