Sunday, 09 March 2008
350 Hwy 7 East
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3N2
My family usually goes for dim sum for Sunday lunch. Chinese restaurants come and go so we decided to try a restaurant we've rarely had dim sum at. Most restaurants are pretty decent in Toronto because there are a lot and you have to be competitive to survive.
An open interior with little decorations but the wood panels are nice:
The tables are really tightly packed and chairs are back to back. I really wonder if they violate any fire code.
Noodle roll with Shrimp (Hai Chung Fun):
These came out warm. There's about 2 large shrimps in each noodle roll. The shrimps were crunchy and noodle was soft.
These came a bit cool but still crispy. They're not too dark brown so they weren't over fried in old oil.
I don't like beef balls as they have parsley inside. My parents use to force me to eat these when I was young. Most of my friends had the same experience so maybe you had the same.
These came out warm and soft. They taste really bad when they're cold.
Beef brisket hot pot:
This came out hot. It was very tasty with a good sauce for mixing with rice. There is also some flank which not everyone likes. I'd order this again.
It's the flaky tart. I prefer the hard ones but I think the flaky ones are more tricky to cook properly.
Imperial Jade doesn't use the traditional dim sum carts but you check off dishes from a menu. The good aspect of that is your dishes come out warm or hot. The bad aspect is you don't often try something different as you don't get to see any dishes beforehand. There line up wasn't bad if you come earlier for dim sum and table turnover was pretty good. It's a noisy environment but that is like any other dim sum restaurant. Food quality is good with no complaints and service was on par.
Eric Tummy Points: 3 out of 5