The Gilmore Church Community Kitchen decided to have a break on the last session of this season before the break for summer holiday. Instead of the regular cooking class, the group went for dim sum at Empire Seafood Restaurant.
Empire Seafood Restaurant is located next to London Drugs on No. 3 Rd and Westminster Highway. This restaurant offers 20% discount if you place your order before 11:00 am. There are daily specials on discounted price. The restaurant has a menu of 82 items and the price ranges from $2.45 on daily specials to $7.85 per dish. I must say that it is not cheap.
Here are some of the dishes we ordered.
This is Empire’s specialty dish; baked BBQ pork buns. Regular price is $3.95 but it’s on special today @ $2.45.
Deep Fried Tofu with salt and pepper @ $4.95.
Garden pea with dried prawns in broth @ $6.50.
Bake egg custard tarts @ $3.45.
Steamed rice rolls with beef @ special price $2.75 (regular price: $4.65).
Steamed prawn dumplings @ $3.95.
Deep fried spring rolls @ $3.65.
Steamed rice rolls with BBQ pork @ special price $2.75 (regular price @ $4.65).
Meat balls in chicken broth @ $3.95.
Deep fried wonton with sweet and sour sauce on side @ $6.95. Unfortunately, the photo of the sauce did not turn out ok.
There were more dishes which I did not manage to capture a clear photo like steamed pork dumplings with prawn and scallop @ $3.95, steamed pork with pumpkin @ $4.25, steamed rice rolls with Chinese donut @ $4.65 and fried sticky rice with preserved meats @ $6.95.
All in all the bill was $90 including tips for 10 people. However, we only shared the bill among the 9 members excluding Jean, the leader of the group; as an appreciation to her service. It was a good get-together. I wish all the members of the Gilmore Church Community Kitchen a great summer and happy cooking at home.