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ISO sticky rice with preserved meat and dried shrimp

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garlicandwingnut Jan 25, 2009 07:03 AM

Usually called "sang chow lo mai fan" (I think) and served in an inverted glass bowl on a small plate, this dish when prepared properly is one of my favourite comfort foods.

It is sometimes available at Dim Sum places but if it sits on the cart too long gets cold and dry and unpleasant (Forestview) or is way too greasy (Congee Star).

Dynasty on Bloor did one which was pretty good though expensive and a bit plain, I thought.
Dragon Dynasty had a good one but quite expensive and I live downtown.

It is easy and really cheap to make but I no longer have access to a gas wok ring and my medium sized wok won't fit on the hottest burner on my electric stove :(

Hoping to find something downtown but willing to travel.

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    caitlink Jan 25, 2009 07:28 AM

    They serve it on the 2nd floor of pacific mall - sharkfin city takeout counter. Not sure about downtown.

    1. BokChoi Jan 26, 2009 09:27 PM

      Great version at Grand. A bit pricier than your average dim sum-sized portioning, but there is enough for 3-4 small bowls. It's made to order so you won't have a problem with it sitting out too long. It is presented in a nice bamboo steamer, though it is created in a wok - nice wok hay as well. Flavour is excellent and the quality of ingredients going in it are also very high. The dish is about $10. Good thing is the rest of the dim sum is great as well while you're there noshing on sticky rice.

      Law Mai Fan photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bokchoi-snowpea/320223776

      Review: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/557688

      Cheers and good luck in your search.

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        garlicandwingnut Jan 27, 2009 02:01 PM

        Thanks BokChoi.
        I knew I could count on you to come up with a great suggestion, you are a great CH resource.

        And Happy New Year too!

        1. re: garlicandwingnut
          BokChoi Jan 28, 2009 12:47 PM

          You are very welcome garlicandwingnut. Glad I could be of some assistance in your quest. I tried another one recently at Ruby at my usual lunch spot and it was quite bad unfortunately. Nothing else has come to mind yet - hope you get to try it out. Let me know how it goes. Thanks for the compliment again.

          Cheers!

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