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Dim sum on weekday?

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tivon May 11, 2013 10:36 PM

I'm wondering if the dim sum availability/variety is the same on weekdays as on weekends? We are visiting Vancouver at the end of May and trying to decide when to do for dim sum.

Thanks!

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    Peter Rodgers RE: tivon May 12, 2013 10:03 AM

    By and large yes, especially for the restaurants that do not operate carts. However, the bigger weekend crowds sometimes become the basis for specials that you might not see during the week. Having said that, the big crowds also mean that waiting for a table at the popular spots becomes the norm.

    1. LotusRapper RE: tivon May 12, 2013 11:10 AM

      What part of town will you be in, and how long are you staying ?

      There's two dominant dim sums ..... traditional Cantonese dim sum (aka "yum chia" in Cantonese or "yeen cha" in Mandarin). This is obviously the most prevalent and is found in many restos all over Greater Vancouver, and like Peter said, throughout the week but selections may be more limited to the standard tried & true dishes.

      There's also Northern/Shanghainese dim sum which is a different genre, and fewer restos offer them during the weekdays (that I know of).

      Again, where you'll be staying and how/where you can travel to may dictate what's closest to you.

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        tivon RE: LotusRapper May 13, 2013 07:14 PM

        We are staying in the downtown (west end) area. We won't have a car so hopefully somewhere not too far or easy to reach by public transport.

        I know there are a lots of posts on the "best" dim sum, but I'd appreciate your thoughts :)

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          fmed RE: tivon May 13, 2013 10:59 PM

          I can recommend Dynasty Seafood near the City Hall Canada Line station.

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