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Dim Sum
#11
:: Gulp :: I somehow missed the "not" in your post, despite reading it at least 3 times. I'm sorry. Sad
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#12
(07-23-2017, 06:33 PM)Canard Wrote: :: Gulp :: I somehow missed the "not" in your post, despite reading it at least 3 times. I'm sorry. Sad

That's okay.  I'm sure I've misread and reacted to my misreading.....  It happens.
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#13
I'm not really expert enough to know good from very good dim sum. Sometimes this expertise is a blessing- I don't opt for Cameron (I have tried it before) because of how busy it is, and don't really know what I'm missing. When I go for dim sum, it's to Sam's, and I have dined with dim sum lovers who have claimed it's (at least "almost" or "maybe") as good as Cameron.

Some of the sushi restaurants (both all-you-can-eat and a la carte) seem to increasingly be serving some dim sum items, but there isn't nearly enough selection at any of them to actually "go for dim sum."

Good idea for a thread; I'd be curious who else has it in the region. I didn't know about Ben Thanh.
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#14
(07-23-2017, 11:28 AM)jgsz Wrote: So far as I know, yes.  King Tin (closed) used to offer 'cart service' on the weekends.  Dim Sum King and Sky Dragon in Toronto still do 'cart service.'  If you love Dim Sum it's worth visiting one of these restaurants.

King Tin still exists, on Spruce Street.
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#15
There's new dim sum restaurant at the old Lai Lai place now, I forgot its name, it's opened by Taiwanese owner
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#16
(07-24-2017, 10:43 AM)jerryhung Wrote: There's new dim sum restaurant at the old Lai Lai place now, I forgot its name, it's opened by Taiwanese owner

A Taiwanese restaurant?  Or just a regular Chinese restaurant, but run by a Taiwanese owner?
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#17
(07-24-2017, 10:29 AM)timc Wrote:
(07-23-2017, 11:28 AM)jgsz Wrote: So far as I know, yes.  King Tin (closed) used to offer 'cart service' on the weekends.  Dim Sum King and Sky Dragon in Toronto still do 'cart service.'  If you love Dim Sum it's worth visiting one of these restaurants.

King Tin still exists, on Spruce Street.

Thanks.  I did not know that.  Do they offer cart service on the weekend?

For those who may not know, cart service simply means various Dim Sum is taken around the room on carts and you take what you want.  Last time we were in Montreal, we barely sat down before the Dim Sum arrived.  

The picture below is from La Maison Kam Fung in Montreal.  It's a huge place and there are about six or eight ladies pushing these carts around the tables.  It's a great way to eat Dim Sum and it would be nice if Waterloo Region had a place like this.  

   
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#18
I almost never eat Chinese, but I thought that dim sum was always served from carts. If it's not, is it still "dim sum"?
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#19
(07-25-2017, 08:37 AM)panamaniac Wrote: I almost never eat Chinese, but I thought that dim sum was always served from carts.   If it's not, is it still "dim sum"?

Yes.  Try Cameron's a la carte Dim Sum.
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#20
There are a lot of places that serve it just from a menu. My wife's usual dim-sum spot in Scarborough is no-carts. They can pack in more tables when they don't need wide aisles for carts.

Carts have their advantages and disadvantages.

Advantages:
- Getting food quickly
- Seeing your food before you order it
- you don't have to know the names of dishes
- Novelty

Disadvantages:
- It can take forever for the dish you want to finally make it to you
- If you are at the end of the loop, you might never get the dishes you want
- Pressure from the staff to take less popular dishes you might not actually want


Huh, thinking about it, I think the last time I was at a cart-based Dim sum place was... La Maison Kam Fung in Montreal!
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