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urbantrauma Mar 16, 2008 10:11 PM

Apart from New Sky in Chinatown, are there any restos out there that still serve dim sum with the little carts that come around the tables?

  1. jayt90 Mar 16, 2008 11:08 PM

    Gerrard and Broadview had two, Soon Foon Tai, and Grand Pearl, with carts.

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      grandgourmand Mar 17, 2008 05:15 AM

      Is new sky same as sky dragon? If not, well sky dragon, on the top floor of a mall on dundas and queen, has carts.

    2. laurelmcg Mar 17, 2008 07:06 AM

      Check out New Treasure on Dundas, right by the bus station. Supposedly it's the oldest dim sum resto (with carts) in the city. Not at all fancy, but it does have the carts!

      http://www.nowtoronto.com/restaurant/venue.cfm?v=16612

      http://www.restaurantica.com/restaura...

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        Pincus Mar 17, 2008 11:23 AM

        It's not bad as dim sum goes, either. Not high end stuff, but tasty nonetheless.

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          Ediblethoughts Mar 17, 2008 03:23 PM

          Agreed---I like New Treasure. It's traditional dim sum done nicely (though their menu doesn't vary at all from day to day---but oh well).

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        archive Mar 17, 2008 12:28 PM

        How about these?

        Forestview - Spadina/Dundas
        Pearl Harbourfront - York/Queens Quay

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          sbug206 Mar 17, 2008 01:08 PM

          Stay the heck away from Pearl Harbourfront. White man ripoff joint only. I was stupid enough to go there once. Should have spotted the warning signs, plates with knives and forks, had to ask for chopsticks. Got hosed huge. Paid $100 for dim sum for 2. $10 for sticky rice in lotus leaf!!!!

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            archive Mar 17, 2008 01:19 PM

            Its not that bad. I find the quality and service very good. We paid $150 for 8 people and all of us were stuffed. I hope you didn't order wine like most of the people I saw that morning.

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              LovesToEat Mar 17, 2008 02:12 PM

              Sun Sun in Mississauga still does dim sum with the carts.

              I never understood the appeal of Pearl Harbourfront. We had dim sum there once and I'll NEVER go back. I wouldn't say that the dim sum is that much better than any place in Chinatown or Markham but the prices are absolutely outrageous! I firmly believe that dim sum is not a meal that needs to be expensive to be good.

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                artificialard Mar 17, 2008 10:07 PM

                Agreed! Pearl is overpriced and under serviced, quite the tourist trap. For that kind of money you can go to Dynasty or just a wee bit more Lai Wah Heen, both vastly better options.

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          wontonfm Mar 17, 2008 08:22 PM

          www.brightpearlseafood.com

          Bright Pearl on Spadina just north of Dundas definitely has carts. They also have Dim Sum Happy Hour when everything is super cheap (usually just after the lunch rush). Their dim sum isn't particularly creative but it does the job when I'm craving dim sum.

          WON
          http://whatsonmyplate.wordpress.com

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            singe Mar 20, 2008 03:41 AM

            Pearl Court in Chinatown East.

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