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Old 03-21-2010, 03:59 PM   #1
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What to order at Dim Sum

Figured this would be the most appropriate forum that I participate for me to ask.

Anyways, there is a particular dish that I always try ordering but have no luck. The item is never really in the menu or at least, I don't see a picture of it. English is my native languange so perhaps it is indeed on the menu, but no pic. I order by pointing normally...

Here is my best description ( I couldn't google pics):

1. It is brown and crunchy and about the size of all dumpling but shaped more like a football. I think, it is taro inside. Not sure though. Something starchy and I think there is ground pork/beef

2. This one is normally wheeled in the carts at some places. It looks rice noodle and in long strips. You normally get soy sauce to dip it with. There is shrimp inside.

If someone can provide a rough way of translating into English or something along those lines that would help.

And is Kirin decent for Dim sum? That's where I normally go since it looks pretty clean and the menus have pictures.

Oh, and recommendations on stuff to order for next time as well. I normally get the white dumpling with shrimp, pork buns, and that other pork dumpling thats wrapped in yellow. And some other similiar stuff.

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1. I think you're thinking of "woo gok" http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_V7WaNcOOMU...600+x+450).jpg
2. Cheuung fun.....you can get it with beef, mushroom, geoduck, too

Kirin is good for dim sum.

Better idea is to go eat with your Chinese friends rather than asking random ppl on revscene
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:14 PM   #4
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Dude, that is it!

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Funny you bring that up, but my Chinese friends don't speak it either. Trust me, I tried that ploy before.
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Or is you want to order in english,

1. Deep fried taro
2. Rice noodle roll

Works for me the places I go..
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You can always go to places that have the carts and you can just look at all the food that comes about and you don't really need to know the language ...
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Just load up on Sui Mai, Ha Gau, and Ta Siu Bao. Oh, and those little sesame balls with the dark filling on the inside.
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Too bad no where in Vancouver really have the old fashion style dim sum.... All the ones in van taste like those microwave ones
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I really like the Golden Swan, They have wicked Chickens feet. i'm white and when I asked for it the women gave me a weird look. She even came back later and made sure thats what I wanted.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:08 PM   #11
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Kirin doesn't have carts and I really only like Kirin since it appears to be pretty clean. Of course, who knows whats going on in the kitchen. Oh, and I love how they give you warm towels after.

Thanks for the help guys, and thankfully, "woo gok" is pretty easy to say if brown fried taro doesn't work out.

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I didn't find chicken feet to be all that gross or fear factorish.. But, theres nothing there to eat.
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I really like the Golden Swan, They have wicked Chickens feet. i'm white and when I asked for it the women gave me a weird look. She even came back later and made sure thats what I wanted.
that shit's phoenix feet and it's the best!!! Golden seafood restaurant at 41st is pretty awesome too! Though Kirin is not too much like traditional dim sum since it's not cart pushed
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Go to SUN SUI WAH on Main St. and FLOATA in Chinatown, last time I checked, they still have push-cart dimsum. SUN SUI WAH is decent, Floata is below average, in my opinion.
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A lot of smaller chinese, less known, places still use dim sum carts. And the food at some of the places are pretty good too.
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Push cart dim sum is so Out of style and ineffecient lol
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^But that's the best part of old school dimsum style!!
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i think dai tung is pretty good in terms of dim sum and they still push carts too!
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i'm craving for some gum sa bao and some xiao long bao

egg custard bun and shanghai dumplings on that picture, respectively.
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I really like the Golden Swan, They have wicked Chickens feet. i'm white and when I asked for it the women gave me a weird look. She even came back later and made sure thats what I wanted.
dude i live liek 5 minutes away from golden swan and i fucken LOVE chicken feet


we should totally have a sess across at the park one day if your ever going again

oh and if your ever in the area again i recommend trying western lake for dimsum thats liek 3-4 blocks away from golden swan.

always a huge lineup for dimsum and its preety dam good to
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That's the name of that place, heck ya it is fricken awesome. I actually liked that place more then the golden swan. You know its good when I'm the only white person.

That being said I haven't been to real dim sum in 5yrs it fricken sucks dammit
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Anyone know what this is called? Its a round fried tofu that tastes sweeter and has a softer custard like texture compared to regular tofu. At dim sum, I think it's just served plain without a sauce unlike this photo. The name may be something like yook zi doufu, but I've tried saying that and staff have no idea what I mean.

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^^^Pretty sure thats deep fried egg tofu, no idea what it is in chinese though.
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Anyone know what this is called? Its a round fried tofu that tastes sweeter and has a softer custard like texture compared to regular tofu. At dim sum, I think it's just served plain without a sauce unlike this photo. The name may be something like yook zi doufu, but I've tried saying that and staff have no idea what I mean.

That's the name that I use to order it and it's work 100% of the time. Maybe the staff are retarded.

Something else you should order is fried turnip cake and (Stir?)fried rice cakes. OM NOM NOM NOM
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