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gido Aug 3, 2007 05:02 PM

Any current recommendations for Sunday dim sum in Vancouver?

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    BigBlue120 Aug 4, 2007 04:57 PM

    We read some recommendations last night and this morning. We planned to run over to Sun something or Flamingo. When we asked the Chinese bellman for a nearby recommendation, he knew we were thinking Sun and suggested Floata, in Chinatown. I expressed concerns (from CH) about low quality, greasy, old dim sum, and he told me it was a good place. He lied. It was a great place. As good, or better than most of the places we've been in NYC Chinatown. Our regret, ordering too much of the common stuff and not looking over the many special dishes that came out after that. Shark fin soup was excellent, as were all of the noodle dishes. Only uneaten dish was the stewed beef.

    http://floata.com/index_main.htm

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      gido Aug 7, 2007 06:42 PM

      Thanks!

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        equinoise Aug 10, 2007 10:07 AM

        I strongly agree with the reccomendation of Floata, and especially the comment about its superiority to NYC Chinatown dim sum.

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        calif_chicago Aug 10, 2007 10:24 AM

        Kirin Mandarin restaurant (I have been to the one on Alberni, but there are a few branches) has good dim sum (as of my last visit anyway), and a tank with fresh seafood (drunkin prawns!). The restaurant is also conveniently located, comfortable, and quite beautiful inside.

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