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Cheap Weekend Dim Sum

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  • Mar 20th, 2017 2:56 pm
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Mr_Fanta wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 12:23 pm
Been craving dim sum like crazy all this month. Went to several dim sum places in downtown Chinatown and was disappointed when I wasn't able to get one of my favorite dishes for "yum cha". Lots of the restaurants did not have curry cuttlefish (squid) for dim sum. The only restaurant I was lucky enough to get it was Noble Chinese Restaurant located on 530 Dundas Street West. Some wait staff from various restaurants claimed there is a shortage of good cuttlefish and that is why Dim Sum King at 421 Dundas Street West will serve you the "higher quality" of their cuttlefish, but at a much higher premium dim sum price.

Is there a shortage of cuttlefish in Markham and other GTA popular dim sum places? I don't drive, but plan on getting a ride this weekend to these far away places if they serve curry cuttlefish for dim sum. Please enlighten me.
Squid is a very very common dish. Are you sure you're asking for, or looking at the right one?
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badclone wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 2:04 pm
Squid is a very very common dish. Are you sure you're asking for, or looking at the right one?
I'm basically looking for this dish below. Unavailable at every dim sum restaurant in downtown Chinatown (Toronto) except for the 2 restaurants I mentioned in my other post. Heck, it's not even available at T&T Supermarket (Cherry Street) food court which serves dim sum food every day. I just had lunch there today!

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this can be found pretty well in lots of restaurants in Scarborough. I am very surprised you had a hard time finding this one.
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Mr_Fanta wrote:
Mar 17th, 2017 3:23 pm
I'm basically looking for this dish below. Unavailable at every dim sum restaurant in downtown Chinatown (Toronto) except for the 2 restaurants I mentioned in my other post. Heck, it's not even available at T&T Supermarket (Cherry Street) food court which serves dim sum food every day. I just had lunch there today!

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TnT isn't a dedicated dim sum restaurant - they're missing many dim sum items but that is expected. As I said, pretty much any real Chinese restaurants doing dim sum on daily basis would have this dish. There is nothing special or rare about this dish.
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Never had any issues getting this dish.

Yes, Noble always had it. Dynasty has it.

Never had any issues at our Markham spots either (normally Dragon Boat Fusion)
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Cheapest Dim Sum places in Scarborough currently, I heard are Szechuan Legend @ Midland & Finch next to Korean Grill House and Global Imperial Restaurant at Dragon City @ Glen Watford Drive. My buddy was telling me $2.18 a dish on weekdays and tea is .50cents a person. Mind you I believe the menu is limited. Happy Nom-ming~!!
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The Dim Sum at T&T is OK. If you are hungry and want a quick snack. The restaurants are way better.

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