Best Dim Sum 2012

May 1, 2012


Silver: Dynasty Seafood Restuarant  |  Bronze: Jade Seafood |  Honourable Mentions: Sea Harbour & Vivacity


The best Chinese restaurants make their dim sum daily in-house, and the best of the best, like Kirin (Gold), change their menu regularly to reflect seasonality and the finest local ingredients. Must-order? Prawn, garlic, and pea tip spring rolls. Dynasty Seafood Restaurant (Silver) turns out Hong Kong-style cuisine of the finest order—“where the menu really shines is with vegetarian dishes like Buddha’s feast, a refreshingly light interpretation of a classic.” Jade Seafood (Bronze) offers “perfect little bites—a great blend of tradition and innovation” like steamed mushroom dumplings kissed with truffle oil. Honourable Mention Sea Harbour stands out for smart executions of classics like baked barbecue pork pastries and locals make Vivacity a regular start to their day (dim sum service starts at 9 a.m., as at a true Hong Kong restaurant)—you’d be well advised to do the same.


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