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Yum Cha! Dim Sum Fest

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TSDH wrote:
Mar 19th, 2014 10:25 pm
There's a hipster bar in the Kensington Market next to Chinatown that serves siu mai and shrimp dumplings as bar snacks. Nothing says hipster quite like chasing down some ha gao with ginger-infused vodka drinks that cost $15 each.
Hah. That place is hipster, but not $15 drink hipster, but $5 pabst draft hipster. It's a hipster dive bar.
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0xffff wrote:
Mar 20th, 2014 1:08 pm
Hah. That place is hipster, but not $15 drink hipster, but $5 pabst draft hipster. It's a hipster dive bar.
That place has a secret menu where the mixed drinks actually do cost around $15, lol.
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Mar 19th, 2014 3:14 am
<flamesuit> I can't imagine people wanting to eat dimsum in Chinatown when the dimsum in Richmond Hill/Markham/Scarborough is so much better. </flamesuit>
This might be hard for you to believe but some people actually live in the city... in real houses at that!
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Predict this event will be another epic fail. You need heavy duty steamers and fryers (ie restaurant and staff) to keep turning out the food for that quantity of people. Food will have to be prepared ahead of time and then they all get slammed all at once. If they prepare it too early or let it sit in warmers, quality will not be there.

Glad to not go to this event or any event of this sort....go to a good restaurant why go here?
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Mar 31st, 2014 3:09 pm
Glad to not go to this event or any event of this sort....go to a good restaurant why go here?
Brag about spending excessive amounts of money to hipster friends by posting pics of the food on Instagram?
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TSDH wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2014 6:47 am
Brag about spending excessive amounts of money to hipster friends by posting pics of the food on Instagram?
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TSDH wrote:
Mar 19th, 2014 3:14 am
<flamesuit> I can't imagine people wanting to eat dimsum in Chinatown when the dimsum in Richmond Hill/Markham/Scarborough is so much better. </flamesuit>
Would anyone argue with that?
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leaves wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2014 10:40 am
Would anyone argue with that?
Because we are downtown already? Depending on what you are looking for, the food might not be that much better...

While there is good dum sum up north, it depends on what you are looking for. Normally if we do go north for whatever reason, we go to Dragon Boat Fusion. But for something less expensive, cheap and cheerful, we have been just as happy with a place like Noble as the similarly priced places up north.
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If it's anything like the 'fests' on Sparks Street in Ottawa, it's a waste of time. Line ups are always crazy long.

On the topic of dim sum, when we were in Hong Kong we went to Din Tai Fung and were introduced to soup dumplings (xiaolongbao) and absolutely loved them. I've been trying to find somewhere in Ottawa that makes them, but haven't been able too. Is there somewhere in the GTA that makes these?
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Vanno wrote:
Apr 2nd, 2014 11:44 am
If it's anything like the 'fests' on Sparks Street in Ottawa, it's a waste of time. Line ups are always crazy long.

On the topic of dim sum, when we were in Hong Kong we went to Din Tai Fung and were introduced to soup dumplings (xiaolongbao) and absolutely loved them. I've been trying to find somewhere in Ottawa that makes them, but haven't been able too. Is there somewhere in the GTA that makes these?
There are frozen ones at chinese supermarkets you cansteam yourself at home or go to Szechuan restaurants.
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