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Dim Sum

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Jeremy Jive, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. Jeremy Jive

    Jeremy Jive TRIBE Member

    for lunch. be jealous.

    jeremy -the lazy buffet that comes to you- jive
  2. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    pace yourself.
  3. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    Make sure you get the chicken feet. Yum
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Mmmm...I love boon tong gow.
  5. poker face

    poker face TRIBE Member

  6. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    Okay, i'm going to be a dumbass and ask what Dim Sum is, because I really don't know.

    Joanna [​IMG]
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    In Montreal I find the best Dim sum but in Toronto, I don't know where to go.
    The last place I tried, I found bugs in the food.
    Does anyone know really good clean place to get some Dim Sum I have a real craving.
  8. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    It's a lazy man's buffet like he said.

    They cart around trays and you take from them.

  9. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    it's a chinese lunch.
    basically everything is steamed and not covered in sauces like the dinners are.

    you get a lot of dumplings, and steamed buns with grinded up meat and stuff inside.

    i prefer it to the dinner type chinese food. it's truly delicious!
  10. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Bright Perl is the best (St. Andrew and Spadina).

    Don't mess with the banana boy crew. We go there once a month and wreck shop. It took us a while to figure out the maximum dim sum experience. But we got it down and always walk away a very full person.

  11. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr



    It's like eating delicious appetizers for two hours straight! Brought to you on slick trolleys for your choosing, the only trick is not to pig out in the first 20 minutes and spoil your appetite! There are like 30 different food things to choose from.
  12. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    There's a Pink Pearl at Queen's Quay. It was the best I've had. Also that Dragon place upstairs at Dundas/Spadina is really good.
  13. vox

    vox TRIBE Member

    smiley jo: the information that stir-fry gave you is erroneous.

    dim sum is a chinese lunch true...but you can get dishes that are "covered in sauce" as he so eloquently put it.

    at it's most basic "dim sum" means "touch the heart". it's basically small, bite-sized portions of food (often comprising steamed and fried dumbplings), or small dishes, that you order either from carts being wheeled around, or from a small printed menu.

    it can consist of everything from bowls of congee, deep fried squid, egg custard tarts for dessert, to lunch-sized offerings of stir-fried noodles and rice.

    it's analagous to tapas.
  14. Smiley Jo

    Smiley Jo TRIBE Member

    Oh my god... Now i'm really hungry.

    Thanks for the info! [​IMG]

    Joanna [​IMG]
  15. Jazz

    Jazz TRIBE Member

    Are you sure you didn't accidentally order the fried cockroach in black bean sauce? [​IMG]
  16. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    thanks for clarifying..

    i'm not chinese, and i've only had it a handful of times.

    but what i mentioned, is what i have noticed about it when i have eaten it.
  17. KickIT

    KickIT TRIBE Member

    Tips for a good dim sum:

    1. Sitting as close to the kitchen as possible is a very good thing.

    2. Hagow, Sumai, Chow Feung are staples.

    3. Sticky Rice (in a banana leaf) is a must.

    4. Get lots of hot sauce

    5. Get the greens. (they help your disgestive system).

    6. Chicken feet is all fat.

    7. Don't be afraid to antagonize the servers ( I'm the designated antagonizer in my group).

    8. Be prepare to undo your belt buckle and lounge for the whole afternoon.

  18. dj Red Turtle

    dj Red Turtle TRIBE Promoter

    Best place for Dim Sum would be this restaurant two lights north of Steeles on Yonge. Can't remember the name of the restuarant. But this is the kind that you place your order then its fresh and hot when it gets to you. Even the waiters are dressed in suits. But its a bit pricey. Dim Sum for two was a bit over $40.
  19. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Lotus leaf not banana
  20. that 420 guy

    that 420 guy TRIBE Member

    two new characters in episode 2 include:

    Shu Mai - One of the separatist senators and part of the Confederacy


    Ha Gau - details not available yet

    taken from theforce.net

    both of those character names also happen to be dim sum dishes.

    george is an idiot.

    - that i don't really think of star wars all day honest guy [​IMG]
  21. beaker

    beaker TRIBE Member

    deep fried stuff balls of meat... MMMMM...

    going to dim sum is a bit of a problem for me since i don't speak chinese. they always glare at me for being a bad chinese person.
  22. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    smiley jo,

    dim sum can be a truly glorious mealtime experience..
    go with someone who knows the dim sum score.

    then you can find out which dumplings contain the most goodness, and which dishes to stay away from.

    my boyfriend and i went a few months ago and our eyes were definitely bigger than our tummies. fortunately, we got the rest to go and ate it for dinner as well.
    dumplings all day! what could be better?
    mmm steamed shrimp dumblings... deep friend shrimp dumpings...

    oh god i almost just drooled on my keyboard!
  23. Metal Morphosis

    Metal Morphosis TRIBE Member

    yes - dim sum is truly a delectable meal.

    i love the sticky buns and the steamed dumplings with shrimp in them.

    I've been to Emerald in Mississauga.
    Hurontario and 403.
    the place is MASSIVE and always full (at lunch anyway), never been there for any other meal.
  24. juice

    juice TRIBE Member

    The New Treasure Restaurant just east on Dundas at University is good and cheap. I go with the same group of friends about once a month. Ends up being about $10 a person and you are completely full of yummy food when you leave.

    One of my friends said they were also written up in either Eye or Now as one of the better cheaper places to go in the city for Dim Sum.

    New Treasure Restaurant
    150 Dundas W Toronto (416) 977-3778
  25. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member


    that might be the same restaurant that i was talking about!

    is New Treasure on an upper level? (i.e. you have to go upstairs)
    on the north side of the street?

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