Delicious Delicious YEG -how does it compare ?
Cheaper prices, less variety for dim sum although they have a few items that I haven't seen anywhere. Everything is ordered off a menu so the food is hot and fresh.
Taste depends on the item. I find that their har gow (shrimp dumpling) is average and their loh bak goh (daikon radish cake) is a little too bland and cut too thickly, but their scallop dumplings and golden custard buns are excellent.
You probably will have better dim sum at Golden Rice Bowl but you also pay for that privilege....
(Can't compare to Cha for Tea because I haven't been there in a long time.)
Thanks . I stopped by yesterday afternoon and picked up a menu and you are right, it is cheaper than CfT and RB. They also had a few items that are not in the carts elsewhere but some you can get if you order ( e.g. shrimp dumplings with pea tops).
I also picked up some sticky rice (which I steamed at home) It was good, the rice had good texture with lots of meat ( some of it chewy) and the occasional tiny shrimp. It had no mushrooms , sausage, or barbequed pork, so it lacked a couple of layers of flavour. I was impressed however that it is the only "Chinese" restaurant I know that uses recycleable styrofoam containers ( it was stamped) for take out. It is also unique ,I think,in that it operates inside/beside an Albert's restaurant. Definitely will go back for a further tasting of their Dim Sum.
re: felix the hound
I've been back a couple of times now, very good value, and some exceptional items such as their pork pineaple buns, something I do not usually order, but were served as complimentary and I did not want to be rude by not trying them . ( i have found myself a few times in this predicament ) .The char siu they use for filling is not as sweet and sticky as in other places, very subtle. I do not like their rice rolls, however, as I find them thick and pasty, not silky and slippery as I like it
Our dinner attempt was not as successful, as they only have a dumbed down English menu for dinner. The lady serving us suggested ginger beef, etc and it took us 15 minutes to convince her that we were not interested in chicken ball type of dishes. Next time we try dinner I'll try to order from the Chinese menu at random to see if we get more interesting "authentic" dishes.