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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.

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

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

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    1. re: Sam Salmon
      1newyorkguy 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 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:

        http://www.hons.ca/pdf/RBN_special_06...

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

          MMmmmmm, cesspools...

        2. re: 1newyorkguy
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          Blueicus 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 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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        1. re: fmed
          1newyorkguy May 15, 2013 01:33 PM

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

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