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Apr 11, 2010 02:38 PM

2 Dim Sum desserts and where to find them

Does anyone know the Chinese / Cantonese name of these 2 dim sum desserts?

1. Baked tapioca pudding with lotus seed paste (golden yellow tapioca pudding baked in a bowl with lotus seed paste inside)

2. Coconut milk jello (little blocks of light as air pure white jello that taste like coconut)

AND do you know of a place in Toronto, Markham, or Scarborough that offers these desserts at dim sum?

My long standing favourite place for dim sum has been Ambassador on Hwy 7 & West Beaver Creek... even though I live downtown I consider it worth the drive... it is the only place that comes close to my memories of dim sum from Vancouver. However, I do not think Ambassador offers these 2 desserts.

I am planning a dim sum lunch with friends and the tapioca pudding is my husband's favourite, and the coconut milk jello is my favourite - I find it so light, refreshing and cleansing - I love the texture and of course find it so tasty! If there was a place that offered these desserts I would be willing to try a new place for a change.

Any suggestions?

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  1. The first would be: 西米布甸 (Sago/Tapioca Pudding) and the second would be: 椰汁糕 (Coconut Gao).

    I've seen these at various uptown restaurants - both Elegantview and Mui's Garden had it during the lunch service.

    Hopefully, other CH-er's will be able to recommend good places for these two desserts. :D

    3601 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M1W, CA

    1. I recalled that Ginger and Onion did both for dim sum (Market Village), but I haven't been there in a long while. Although I wouldn't recommend it if you live downtown and need to drive just to have those 2 dishes (the place is more cheaper priced dim sum). Maybe have dim sum elsewhere and get it as takeout from G&O and reheat the baked tapioca dish at home?

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      1. re: Royaljelly

        Sorry to take so long to reply but thank you HSz and Royaljelly for your suggestions... everyone wanted to go back to Ambassador so I forgot about my post!

        I was disappointed with the Siu Mai and Har Gow this time so I will definitely be looking to try one of the places you have suggested for our next Dim Sum brunch!

        From what I have read Mui Garden's dim sum is carts. Is Elegantview dim sum by order or carts?

        3601 Victoria Park Ave, Toronto, ON M1W, CA

        1. re: LovelyAsia

          Elegantview has both dimsum by order AND carts... at different times. :)

          Weekend morning tea (up to about 2-ish I think), it's by cart. After that, you're ordering separately. On the weekdays, I think it's mostly by order.