Where do Toronto expats go to get GOOD dim sum?
Where is the decent dim sum hiding? I live in Cambridge but am willing to drive. My kids are getting older and need to be initiated into this important family ritual, but I want them to eat the good stuff. It doesn't need to be Lai Wah Heen good, but at least competent by Toronto standards. Please don't say China Pearl or Hei La Moon. We've already been and it doesn't make the grade. Shangri-La in Belmont is decent for Northern Chinese dim sum, but I am specifically looking for Cantonese style. We've been waiting for our Toronto trips to eat good dim sum, but we don't go often enough. Thanks for any ideas!
Hei La Moon
88 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111
149 Belmont St, Belmont, MA 02478
China Pearl Restaurant
288 Mishawum Rd, Woburn, MA 01801
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my suggestion would be ... keep going to toronto.
gitlo's in allston was the only good traditional dim sum i've encountered in boston, but reports are that it's taken a serious nose dive in the last year or two. and it's not the full-on carts & chaos experience anyway. i haven't been to hei la moon, but have found china pearl and chau chow city (and i think maybe one other in chinatown) to be pretty sub par, at least compared to what dim sum can be.
We don't have an equivalent to Mother's Dumplings, unfortunately, but on the other hand, I hear Mother's isn't what it used to be itself!