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YEG Urban China

chewy_bakah Feb 20, 2012 07:49 PM

Trying to find a dim sum place that is good is so challenging.

Tried Urban China which looked really busy. Their stuff was just ok so why is soo busy? Their bathroom smells worse than a dirty diaper. When mentioning it to a server she just laughed and said yeah it does smell. Does that say anything about the kitchen ?

Any new opinions on where to DS ?

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  1. anonymoose RE: chewy_bakah Feb 21, 2012 09:11 AM

    Golden Rice Bowl

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      CulinaryRD RE: chewy_bakah Feb 21, 2012 01:43 PM

      I like Jumbo on the West end.

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        ihatepickyeaters RE: chewy_bakah Feb 26, 2012 10:48 AM

        Cha for Tea.

        1. felix the hound RE: chewy_bakah Mar 3, 2012 08:33 AM

          Golden Rice Bowl and Cha for tea Palace are the only two dim sum restaurants in Edmonton that begin to compare with Vancouver/Richmond restaurants.
          In terms of price and value, Delicious Delicious (cum Albert's)on Stony Plain is an option.

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            Fergie007 RE: chewy_bakah Mar 15, 2012 04:49 PM

            OMG, went to Urban China for dinner for the first time this past week, I totally understand what you meant, after going to the bathroom to wash hands before dinner, I no longer want to eat anything...

            I had DS at Emperor's Palace last Friday, because it was a weekday, you order off the menu (no carts) but the DS was super frest, super hot and very good. I was impressed.

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              felix the hound RE: Fergie007 Mar 21, 2012 02:56 PM

              Ive been to the Emperor's Palace a number of times for Dim Sum , and as you say everything is fresh and hot (specially on a weekday when there are no carts and you have to order from the list).
              But for some reason , it is not memorable, that is , when I get a craving for DS, EP does not come to mind.
              But it is the best of the downtown bunch, which is not necessarily a strong endorsement.

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              chewy_bakah RE: chewy_bakah Mar 28, 2012 09:49 PM

              YYC has quite a few places offering dim sum buffet. Why can't we get that here?

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                anonymoose RE: chewy_bakah Mar 29, 2012 12:28 PM

                We need better dim sum choices period. I went to Forbidden City in Calgary for dim sum last month and nearly fainted in shock at the selection and quality compared to Edmonton. The service wasn't great, but the food made up for it.

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