Dragon Group Seafood Restaurant has taken over the spot where South Ocean used to be. I remember I used to go to South Ocean quite a bit when I was younger. The restaurant has been re-decorated to give it a more high end feel.
First off, we had the Pan Fried Rice Rolls. We found the portion to be smaller in comparison with some other restaurants but the taste and texture was good. Read more
On Boxing day we had a family dim sum lunch and we ended up at Continental Seafood Restaurant. I’ve never been here before and didn’t even know there was a dim sum restaurant in East Richmond. It’s in a plaza on Cambie and No. 5 road. The interior was also very spacious and they have a stage and a dance floor too so you can hold large events here.
When I walked in, there was a picture of Stephen Harper with the owner/manager? in their display case so I assume he must’ve eaten here too. Most notably though, they still have push cart dim sum!!! I haven’t seen that in ages!!! Although I think the ordering system where you submit a sheet with exactly what you want is more efficient, this was a nice throw back moment. I also realized I’m not that picky about dim sum so here are some of my thoughts…
We had some Bean Curd Rolls filled with mushroom and pork. They didn’t seem well wrapped but the filling was moist and flavourful. In the back we have some Siu Mai which is a staple whenever I have dim sum. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this version as much because the pork felt dry and overly chewy.
I feel like I haven’t had dim sum in so long. Mostly I’ve been eating the left overs that my parents bring home when they go without me but I finally had my chance last weekend! We decided to go to Fraser Court which is currently one of my fave places for dim sum. This will mostly be a picture post.
I always have to order deep fried dumplings with pork and shrimp. I like how the outside is deep fried but still soft and chewy.
Stir fried sticky rice! The rice wasn’t that sticky and albeit oily but very delicious!
Here we have chicken buns, siu mai and a dumpling with corn and shrimp. I really liked the dumpling with the corn since it was a refreshing touch to the usual dim sum ingredients. It was also stuffed with shrimp. The siu mai was a very tender pork meatball with just the right amount of shrimp. I think the chicken buns were ok but I didn’t try them.
We also had some shrimp spring rolls. The spring rolls were crisp and stuffed with shrimp! It also came with a black vinegar dipping sauce.
Finally a dim sum meal isn’t complete without egg tarts! These were standard egg tarts and the custard was not too sweet.