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My Favourite Treats for a Dim Sum Feast, Montreal


Posted by : Anonymous, Fri, Oct 09 2009

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Going to Dim Sum is much like leaving Canada for a couple hours, hopping on a plane to China and being surrounded by a whole new feast of flavours, textures and tastes. Kam Fung is my favorite place to get Dim Sum in Montreal. It's not exactly a small joint, but the food has never failed me there. Always full to the brim, getting a table can be little bit of a challenge after 11am, so I recommend heading over there bright and early!

The service at Dim Sum can be a little rough around the edges but I'm always willing to take the push and shove - as well as the fork that is always handed to me upon view of my blond hair! - because the food is that good. I secretly fetch for the chopsticks once the waitress is gone anyway.

Here are a few of my favourite dishes- much of the staples of Dim Sum cuisine. The food is passed around in carts, much like a moving buffet where you can pick and choose what you to eat. If you're feeling a little more adventurous, I'd suggest trying chicken feet or the traditional silken tofu dessert, but for the purpose of an all-pleasing menu (dim sum is all about sharing), here are some crowd-pleaser treats:

These are traditional Chinese dumplings that are steamed in a bamboo steamer. These are filled with ground pork, shrimp and peanuts. They are also delicious stuffed with shrimp or scallops only.



These are flat dumplings stuffed with shrimp and cilantro. They have to be my favorite Dim Sum treat. They are light, flavorful and fluffy.


This dish is not always offered, but jump on it if it is! It's steamed squid in a pungent garlic sauce. The fried alternative is also incredibly tasty, but this is a little different from the usually dim sum offerings.




Chinese broccoli is one of the most popular Chinese vegetables and a great dish to choose, especially amidst of a lot of Chinese fried foods! It's crisp, usually cooked with garlic and pairs wonderfully with the sweet oyster sauce it's served with.

These are a new favorite of mine: they're stuffed crab claws with crab meat and shrimp which are fried and served with a sweet and sour sauce.






These taro fried balls might be a little of an acquired taste for some, but I adore them. Taro is sweet and starchy and when fried gets crispy on the outside and velvety within.





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Maison Kam Fung (La)
1111 Rue Saint-Urbain
Montreal, QC H2Z 1Y6, Canada
Jennifer Bartoli is afood writerand food photographer currently based in Montreal.


Posted: Fri, Oct 09 2009 by Anonymous

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