Chez Ping dim sum in LaSalle
While Xmas shopping awhile back, Mrs. Porker wanted to check out the menu of Chez Ping, a newish Chinese restaurant in the mall next to the SuperC on Newman in LaSalle (they've been there a couple of months). I don't have high hopes for stripmall restos, but this place showed promise.
Their menu is a bit peculiar - made up with pictures. Plates come in two sizes, small and large. However, it wasn't the menu, but the daily dim sum which interested us, plus being 3/4 full on a Thursday afternoon, plus all patrons were Asian. As a side, they renovated it in typical Chinese-hall style with chandeliers (a la Kam Fung Taschereau).
We returned Sunday morning about 10:30am with 2 friends. The place was empty, but full an hour later - again, we were the only westerners.
Their dim sum carts carried standard fare; har gow, sui mei, juk, chicken feet, beef tripe, pork tripe, mushroom dumpling, pork blackbean, beef rib, scallop dumpling, taro dumpling, etc etc.
Nothing spectacular, but honest, good fare.
For me, the advantages are close to home, saves me a drive to Chinatown or Brossard and free parking.
They say they have dim sum everyday, but being there on a Sunday, I can't vouch for weekdays (variety, times, etc). Perhaps not deserving a special trip, I recommend this place if its closer than other options for you. They apparently have a sister resto on Monk as the link below shows (don't know if they have dim sum there or not)
Chez Ping Restaurant
6222 Boul Monk, Montreal, QC H4E3H7, CA
Our friends brought their daughter and her friend (14ers), so 6 of us ate like heathens for about $120 after taxes, before tip. I don't recall their dim sum plate costs, but most run about $3.50 (yeah, we ordered that much food...)
I'll get a better run down on prices next time.
When it comes to dim sum, I don't really pay attention to prices, we just order to our hearts content. I don't mind If its 10-20% more at one restaurant over aanother, but thats me. (exccept when we paid $15USD for a measly plate of BBQed pork in Manhatten, and I mean SMALL - regular dim-sum-plate small....WTF, I thought then asked the New Yorkers around the table. They said it was usual. I told them a plate like that in Montreal would run $6-8. They shrugged...)