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Premade Dim Sum in restaurants?

1newyorkguy May 14, 2013 05:01 PM

I have seen a few wholesale dimsum stores, selling premade items. Does anyone know which restaurants are using them & which make their own? Bonus points if you know which are really clean..I've been reading vancouver restaurant health inspections and found awful stuff in most.

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  1. Sam Salmon RE: 1newyorkguy May 14, 2013 07:46 PM

    Dim Sum is Real Bad News for those who don't eat meat.

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      1newyorkguy RE: Sam Salmon May 15, 2013 12:33 AM

      well I eat some seafood...their shrimp probably all comes from antibiotic asian cesspools though...I would like some great crab..and would like to try those chinese "rice rolls"

      1. re: 1newyorkguy
        LotusRapper RE: 1newyorkguy May 15, 2013 09:29 AM

        " .... their shrimp probably all comes from antibiotic asian cesspools though".

        Hey, +1 billion population-served can't be wrong, eh ? [wink]

        HON's (all locations) offers vegetarian dim sums:


        1. re: LotusRapper
          flowbee RE: LotusRapper May 15, 2013 07:48 PM

          MMmmmmm, cesspools...

        2. re: 1newyorkguy
          Blueicus RE: 1newyorkguy May 28, 2013 10:54 AM

          It's not even the shrimp, a lot of 'meatless' dim sum items probably contain some sort of pork product in the form of lard or fine mince

      2. fmed RE: 1newyorkguy May 15, 2013 10:48 AM

        Serving pre-made, frozen stuff is pretty common. Most of the neighbourhood-class dim sum joints use pre-made for at least some of their dishes. Only a few - usually the larger and/or "higher-end" places make their own. (I'm thinking of places like Red Star, Dynasty, Kirin - though Kirin may have a shared commissary, Sea Harbour, Jade, Top Gun, etc). A few smaller ones do it too - eg Good Choice, Golden Paramount, Bing Sheg, etc)

        1newyorkguy - have you been to Dynasty Seafood (Broadway)? They have a good vege list - and they make their own dimsum. Also try the Buddha's Feast while you are at it.

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          1newyorkguy RE: fmed May 15, 2013 01:33 PM

          no I haven't..thank you for the tip!

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