Fellow chowhounder uhockey was passing through Toronto from the States. During his lay over, an 'early bird' Dim Sum gathering was arranged for him to savour some of Toronto's better dim sum offerings. A group of 6 foodies converged at Richmond Hill's Yang's this morning. A variety of both traditional and modern fusion dishes were ordered. These included:
- Har Gow shrimp dumplings
- Vegetarian dumplings with pea shoot, shitaki mushrooms and bamboo shoot fillings
- Taro croquettes
- Chewy, fried ' Harm Shui Gok '
- Steamed chicken feet
- Rice roll Cheung Fun with prawns and yellowing chives
- Northern style dumplings with chive and pork fillings
- Pineapple B-B-Q pork puffs
- Deep fried calamari tentacles with spicy salt and pepper
- Rice Congee with pea shoot, prawns and thousand year eggs
- Egg custard tarts with birds nest toppings
- Pumpkin custard cake
- Fried Mango and Foie Gras puffs
- Durian Chinese Macaroons
Standard of the Dim Sum was very high by Toronto's standard. Stand out dishes worthy of mentioning included the Pineapple and B-B-Q pork puffs, the Squid tentacles, the lovely textured rice congee and the funky mango and foie puffs. (The crunchy texture of the unripened mango somehow worked well with the mushy foie gras and mayo combo?!).To me, a big surprise was to hear uhockey ( a caucasian ), requesting a bowl of rice congee with thousand year eggs! A truly adventurous eater and request! However, that was later trumped by the two ladies who ordered the Psychedelic green coloured Durian puffs dessert. With the right wind direction, I am sure one can smell the aroma emitting from the morsels all the way from Markham!!
Good food and Great company!! Definitely worth getting up early for, even though it was a Saturday morning!!!