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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.
 

stir-fry

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Smiley Jo:
Okay, i'm going to be a dumbass and ask what Dim Sum is, because I really don't know.

Joanna
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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!
 

KickIT

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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.

*c*
 
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graham

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Jo,

http://www.dim-sum.co.il/

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.
 

graham

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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.
 

vox

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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.
 

Jazz

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Pest:
The last place I tried, I found bugs in the food.</font>
Are you sure you didn't accidentally order the fried cockroach in black bean sauce?
 
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stir-fry

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by vox:
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.
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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.
 

KickIT

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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.

*c*
 

dj Red Turtle

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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.
 
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by KickIT:
3. Sticky Rice (in a banana leaf) is a must.
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Lotus leaf not banana
 

that 420 guy

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two new characters in episode 2 include:

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

and

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
 
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beaker

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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.
 

Booty Bits

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smiley jo,

dim sum can be a truly glorious mealtime experience..
BUT HEED MY WORDS
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!
 

Metal Morphosis

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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.
 

juice

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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
 

Booty Bits

TRIBE Member
dude!

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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