Alright … this will be the last post before I start on the Spain series. If all things go OK, I’ll start on it tomorrow. I had been getting emails, instant messages, and what nots asking when I am going to start writing about it. All this pressure!
Angie and her family invited us to go for Dim Sum over a weekend about a month ago. Angie left the suggestion to me. I hate this. People seems to think that because we have a food blog, that we know of the best places. Frankly, we don’t — Suanne and I are NOT professional foodies.
Anyway, I just selected one safe place to go to … Dai Tung.
Dai Tung is located on Kingsway near the intersection with Windsor (see this map for the location).
Come to think of it, the last time we were here was EIGHT years ago with a family friend who just came to Vancouver. I still remember when we had to endure almost an hour wait for a table and how it was so embarassing for us because everyone was hungry. That wait was what put us off from visiting Dai Tung ever since.
The lines are still there but this time the wait was much more bearable — 15 minutes. One bad thing is still the same … parking. There are hardly any parking spots in this strip mall. Even if there is one, it will only fit smaller cars. So visiting Dai Tung requires patience!
However, from the long lines one need no convincing that Dai Tung serves some of the best dim sums in Vancouver.
I don’t know how much the meal costs because Angie’s family paid for the meal. However from the menu, it appears that their prices are pretty cheap.
They serve the dim sums through push carts. Don’t everyone like that better? That way you could actually see for yourself what you want.
I picked the “Old Water” Duck Wings. Wrong choice.
Not that it is not good. It is great and I love it. It’s just that NO ONE else wanted it at all. So I ended up having to eat almost all of it myself. Suanne was sweet enough to take a few bites but she doesn’t like it. She said that there is no meat to it … it is just skin wrapping bones. Hah! They don’t know what they miss.
BTW, what is the English word for the “karn” you see above? I love that too … love the chewy texture.
To me, Dai Tung’s Dim Sum are nothing out of the ordinary. It’s kind of boring if you ask me. Where they excel, I suppose, is the quality and the low prices.
The Loh Mai Chi was something that I don’t see a lot of in dim sum places. It had red bean paste as its fillings.
The Taro Dumpling has char siu as filings. Suanne’s favourite in dim sum but I don’t like the taste of taro.
Well, we did not pay much attention otherwise to the food here. Spent a lot of time talking or rather trying to talk above the din in the restaurant. Man, it was really noisy in the restaurant. So if you want to have a nice chat over a dim sum breakfast, this is not a place that will be conducive for it.
One would have thought that they will rush you through your meal for a busy place like Dai Tung. However, we did not feel rushed at all and thought they were quite patient. We did not stay as long as we wanted because it became quite impossible to chat across the table.
One more thing. They serve “heavier” dishes starting at 10AM.